For over 20 years, from the start of the TR2 production in 1953 to the end of the TR6 in 1976, the Triumph sports car was always a driver’s car. Enthusiast brought these magnificent cars because they offered a touch more style, performance and technical appeal than cheaper rivals, but for a more affordable price than any Big Healey or Jaguar. The TR2 was first designed in 1953 to challenge MG in the sports car export market to North America. After its success the much needed and improved TR3 became available in 1955 with the face-lifted, but unofficially known as, TR3A produced in 1957 and the final version, unofficially known as, TR3B built in 1962. The TR4 proved even more successful in 1961 and whilst an improved TR4A was produced between 1965 and 1968 the foundations were already set to pave the way for the TR5-6 sports cars.