1955 Triumph TR2 Roadster & Hardtop

1955 Triumph TR2 for sale in Argos, Indiana, United States

Item location: Argos, Indiana, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: TR2
SubModel: Roadster
Type: Convertible
Year: 1955
Mileage: 80,620
VIN: TS 5312 L
Color: Red
Engine size: 4 Cylinder
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Triumph TR2 1955

RARE, 1955 Triumph TR2, Short-Door, Last year made, this is the 119th one made in '55.

I have owned many LBC's in my past, including Stags. Every big British Car Show I have attended, there's always only one TR2. It's that Light Green one with the Red leather interior and it is a jaw dropper. I always told myself, "Someday I'll Get One". But with the extreme rarity ofthis car, that was only made for 3 years, in limited numbers no less, and withvalues climbing, I figured a TR2 wouldnever berealistic.Well, Never say Never!


This car has been in dry storage since 1975. The former owners health had deteriorated and it was parked with pride. It sat for decades, with just a monthly running in the garage. Finally the owner passed away, so when it was offered to me, it had not been started in over a year. The widow shared that the ignition key was no where to be found and she had searched everywhere. Upon inspection, I found the missing key under the Drivers seat cushion! The car had been undisturbed for a very long time, but was all there!Dusty, flat tires, dull looking chrome, black hard top; it longed to be pulled out of that garage and into the sun. I was excited! But, I still figured this would be a long term project, as it had not been driven in years.But, it had a Hardtop, Side Curtains, Boot Cover, Spare Tire, Jack, the original TR2 hardbound Workshop Manual aka Bible, all gauges, rubber floor mats, solid floors, virtually rust free (exceptfor the battery tray) and had this U.S. Service sticker on the bumper. You always hear of these stories of servicemen acquiring classic cars when abroad, could this be one of those? The last straw is when I opened the trunk....it was like an American Picker episode: Old state license plates, fan belts, a light green car cover, Indiana State map, baseball, Coast to Coast burlap water bag, flares, Lucas regulator, jack, inner tubes; it was like a grade school time capsule!I inspected the spare tire storage compartment:clean and Rust free. It was evident that the car was originally Old English white. Hmm?

So, I asked myself,"When's the last time you ever saw a TR2?, let alone one For Sale? Seriously?"

So I did an Advanced Search on eBay. There were NONE. Hmm?

I have been a passionate British carguy for over 40 years. So, with a deep breath &fingers crossed,I jumped at the chance!

I hadGREAT, GREATplans for this car as its been on my bucket list (and every other TR enthusiast's) for decades. Had a restoration strategy in the place.

The journey started with simply getting it running since the engine turned free. With a cleaningof the original glass fuel filter, rebuilding of the fuel pumpand air thru the fuel lines, inspection of the fuel tank passing, we put a battery to it and sprayedstarting fluid in the twin carbs......it started.......and ran.....and ran& ran! Oh my God!! This could not be happening, I must be dreaming. But then I remembered that his wife had told me that he use to go out in the garage and start the car and let it idle. So this made sense.

Totally amazed and excited,the journey continued! Let's get this car on the Open Road!

  • Master Cylinder rebuilt
  • Fuel Pump rebuilt
  • Front wheel cylinders rebuilt
  • Brake job
  • Gas tank: Passed
  • Glass fuses: New
  • Horns: Still Working!
  • Headlights: Still Working!
  • Running Lights: Still Working!
  • Gauges: Still Working!
  • Oil Pressure: 60 psi
  • Chrome Polished: Looks amazing!
  • Car Waxed & Waxed & Waxed
  • Tires aired up and holding air: How they are not shot is a mystery!!
  • Vac car and found RED web seat belts in the rear seating area under the rear seat cushion and a 1969 U.S. Postage Stamp
  • Found Black "Allstate" brand front seat belts (Black webbing)
  • Could Not open the glove box YET, but there is something in there as when I bump the bottom of it something is rattling in there.

My Goal was to drive it and then restoreit to it's original color and have a Show Car. It would also serve as a great investment as the value has continually climbed. I had even hoped to send it off to the legendary Mark Macy's Garage in Ohio who is the TR guru, to dial it in.

Well, a change in plans occurred. Life does that. So, I simply need to make the sacrifice and sell the little TR to a good home. The Buyer needs to have Purpose, Pride & Passion! This really needs to go to a collector or someone who will love it. This car can easily be on the road, but I would hope that someone would restore it to it's original glory and share it.

NADA Classic Car Values:

Retail $60,600

Rough $13,000

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I have been on eBay for over 20 years. Perfect Rating, Perfect Feedback. Bid with Confidence

I will except PayPal, Bank Wire, Certified Funds ONLY

Once monies have cleared, I will release the car.

BUYER arranges Shipping, Transportation, Insurance.

No Warranty, the cars 63 years old. It will be sold AS IS

All the accessories are included: Hardtop, Side Curtains, Spare, Jack, Top Bows, Misc. in Trunk

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This is an emotional sale, I do not want any none qualifying bidders, only serious buyers. Thank You in advance!


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