In this fascinating book, the author explores the development of the early models of what was to become a legendary sports car brand, the Triumph TRs. Having failed in their bid to buy Morgan, the bosses at the Standard Motor Company decided to design their own sports car. The result was the TRX and 20TS, which outlined the shape of what was to become but which also revealed several teething problems.
As these were gradually ironed out, the TR2 came on the scene, the first car to truly embody the essential TR DNA. The 1953 TR2 was soon followed by a TR3, which had more power and body options as well as disc brakes, which allowed all that power to be exploited with confidence. The book covers the various competitions, including hill climbs and rallies, where the TR3 showed its paces and it soon became one of the bestselling TR brands of all time, both in the UK, the USA and elsewhere.
Introduced in 1961, the new Michelotti designed TR4 was a sleek, modern sports car with a bigger engine. Later, the TR4A would continue to incorporate improvements such as independent rear suspension. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style, this book provides all the information you need about TR sports cars.