Triumph TR2 & TR3
The Essential Buyer's Guide

3rd September 2018
Triumph TR2 & TR3 – The Essential Buyer
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Triumph TR2, & TR3 - All models (including 3A & 3B) 1953 to 1962
Essential Buyer’s Guide



The Triumph TR2 and TR3 were the heralds of a long-running line of Triumph Sports Cars, culminating in the futuristic TR7 of the 1970s. They were truly sporting cars, suitable for competition and enjoyable fast road motoring. The quintessential British Sports Car of the 1950s, more than 83,000 side-screen TRs were produced, which contributed greatly to British manufacturing prestige – and the postwar economy – with approximately 90% being exported, principally to the USA and Canada.

This book is written with the sole aim of giving prospective buyers key knowledge to choose the best example available according to budget. It covers models TR2, TR3, TR3A, and the rare TR3B, produced between 1953 and 1962. All aspects of the car are examined in detail and with many illustrations to back up the text. There is also advice on such matters as non-period modifications. Since the 1980s, the TR models have become finite in number, much cherished by owners, and increased in value, making it very important to know and understand the points to look for, as well as the potential pitfalls of choosing a rogue example.

Having bought an imported TR3a, restoring it and preparing it for racing, the author is also a TR2/TR3 consultant for Club Triumph, and a regular contributor to its magazine, making him well-placed to guide you through finding and choosing the best model for you.

Triumph TR2, & TR3 - All models (including 3A & 3B) 1953 to 1962 by Alastair Conners

ISBN: 9781787112728
UPC: 6-36847-01272-4


£12.99(UK), $25.00(US), 32.99(CAN)

• Step-by-step guide to help choose the right car for you
• Written by an experienced owner enthusiast
• Detailed and illustrated coverage of sample cars
• Bodywork, trim and all mechanical aspects examined
• Model variations and specification changes documented
• Advice on spotting non-original features
• Guidance on checking authenticity and paperwork
• Costs of ownership considered
• Maintenance and restoration advice
• All the help you need to make a good investment



Car mad from the earliest age, Alastair Conners started a career in electrical engineering with a five year apprenticeship. However, wishing to follow other interests, he became a full-time student at the University of Aberdeen. Graduating with a MA(Hons) in History of Art followed by an MLitt in Architectural History: these degrees led to the position of Inspector of Historic Buildings at Historic Scotland.

Alastair has completed a partial restoration and race preparation of his 1959 TR3A and enjoyed several years of racing, often against a variety of exotic machinery, which has cemented his admiration of the Triumph marque and the TR model in particular.

In recent years his concern has been to find a considered approach to conservation and restoration of cars using principles adopted in the fields of buildings and art conservation. He is the TR2/3A Model Consultant for Club Triumph, and his everyday drivers are a 1978 Triumph Dolomite 1300 and a 1971 Triumph 2000 Saloon.

Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey • Hometown: Midhurst • Nearest city: Chichester

V5272 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £12.99 • 64 pages • 98 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-72-8 • UPC: 6-36847-01272-4

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