Triumph TR2 tyres for a standard car as recommended by Longstone Tyres.
as the best radial tyre for the Triumph TR2. Originally the Triumph TR2 ran a
550x15 tyre,we can offer Excelsior @ £86.00 however on todays faster roads we would recommend the classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ as it offers higher levels of grip and directional stability
Triumph TR2 tyres
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
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 needed nowadays. Lockheed drum brakes were fitted all round not so good nowadays.
The Triumph TR2 was designed to challenge
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
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.
Longstone classic tyres recommend the165x15 Michelin XAS @ £152.00 for your classic Triumph TR5
We recommend the 165x15 Michelin XAS for Triumph TR5?s as they are a correct period sports car tyre they are an asymmetric classic tyre that offers outstanding levels of grip and directional stability.
Triumph TR5 History
The classic Triumph TR5 was built for a 13 month period between August 1967 and September 1968 by the Triumph in Coventry, England.
Visually identical to the classic Michelotti styled Triumph TR4, the TR5 hid the main differences under the body, the most significant of which was the engine. The TR5 boasted a 2.5-litre straight-6 fuel-injected engine developing around 150 bhp. This engine was carried forward to the classic Triumph TR6.
At the time, fuel injection (or PI petrol injection, as it was sometimes then called) was uncommon in road cars. Triumph claimed in their sales brochure that it was the "First British production sports car with petrol injection" .This engine could propel the TR5 from 0 to 50 mph in just 6.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 125 mph. Road tests at the time reported slightly different performance figures suprisingly.
Longstone classic tyres recommend the 165x15 Michelin XAS @ £152.00 for your classic Triumph TR6
We recommend the 165x15 Michelin XAS for Triumph TR6?s as they are a correct period sports car tyre. They are an asymmetric classic tyre that offers outstanding levels of grip and directional stability.
Triumph TR6 History
The classic Triumph TR6 is a British six-cylinder sports car and the best-seller of the TR range built by Triumph when production ended in July 1976. This record was then surpassed by the Triumph TR7. Of the 94,619 TR6s produced, 86,249 were exported; only 8,370 were sold in the UK
The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the classic Triumph TR5, but the front and back ends were squared off, reportedly based on a consultancy contract involving Karmann.
All TR6 sports cars featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market the engine was carburetted, as had been the US-only TR250 engine. Like the TR5, the TR6 was fuel-injected for other world markets including the United Kingdom, hence the TR6PI (petrol-injection) designation. The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp at model. Later the non-US TR6 variant was detuned to 125 bhp in order for it to be easier to drive.