Triumph - Triumph TR2

The Triumph TR2 entered mass production in 1953 and was a huge success, concentrating mainly in the export markets, which was part of the push encouraged by the British government to rebuild the post war UK economy. Triumph had tried unsuccessfully to acquire the Morgan Car company, in order to have a small sports car included in the Triumph range. The TR2 started life from experimental prototypes, culminating from the use of the Standard Eight chassis with the Mayflower front suspension grafted on to it, into which was fitted a smaller capacity version of the Vanguard engine. The new vehicle that emerged was then reworked in to what eventually became the Triumph TR2.

Triumph TR2 tyre size fitted originally was a cross ply 5.50x15 size, which is the equivalent of the radial 155R15 tyre size which Blockley supplies in both standard and Whitewall types - these are a high quality good speed rated tyre built with a steel belted carcass. However, many customers fit the slightly larger 165VR15 size with no detrimental effect as the Blockley tyres afford light steering. And later the TR3 was in any case fitted with this slightly larger 165R15 size at the factory. See full details of both these high quality tyre sizes at the links below:

Blockley Products for Triumph Triumph TR2


Blockley Radial

£122.00 (£146.40 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

155HR15 White Wall

Blockley Radial

£125.00 (£150.00 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£99.00 (£118.80 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£488.00 (£585.60 inc. VAT)