Triumph TR2 Tyres
Recommended Triumph TR2 tyres
Triumph TR2 tyres for a standard car 155HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 as the best radial tyre for the Triumph TR2 as recommended by Longstone Tyres. Originally the Triumph TR2 ran a cross ply tyre, however on todays faster roads we would recommend the classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ as it offers a high levels of grip and directional stability.
We are aware many TR2 users often want to fit a slightly larger 165R15, of which the 165 Michelin XAS would be best for a TR2. We do however strongely recommend against fitting modern tyres such as 185/70R15; as this will spoil the handling of your TR2.
TR2 Longstone team at Portimao 2011
Triumph TR2 Tyres Video
Recommended Triumph TR2 tyres pressure
155HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 - front 24psi (for high speed 26psi), rear 26psi (for high speed 28psi)
Triumph TR2 Recommended Tyres
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History of the Triumph TR2
The classic Triumph TR2 is a sports car which was produced by the Standard Motor Company in the between 1953 and 1955, during which time 8,636 cars were produced.
The car used a twin SU carburetor version of the four-cylinder Standard Vanguard engine tuned to increase its power to 90 bhp.The body was mounted on a substantial separate chassis with coil-sprung independent suspension at the front and a leaf spring live axle at the rear. Either classic wire wheels or disc wheels could be supplied. The standard gearbox was a four-speed manual unit but overdrive was available on top gear as an option. Lockheed drum brakes were fitted all round. The Triumph TR2 was designed to challenge MG in the sports car export market to North America.
It was also built because Sir John Black, the boss of the Standard Motor Company made a bid for the classic Morgan Motor Company and failed. So he would have to build his own sports car that could compete with MG. Triumph already made the classic Triumph Roadster, but it was out dated and under-powered. Sir John Black wanted an affordable sports car, so he initiated a prototype to be built. The chassis was a shortened version of the Standard 8, the engine was the Standard Vanguard 2-litre; and a two-seater body was created around this. It was named the TS20. When it was revealed at the 1952 London Motor Show, the look of the car wasn't liked, but the project was given the go-ahead by Black anyway. A year later the TR2 was revealed. It had better looks; a simple ladder-type chassis; a longer body and a bigger boot. It was loved by American buyers and became the best earner for Triumph. In 1955 the classic Triumph TR3 came out with more power, a re-designed grille and a GT package which had a factory hard-top.