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A french TR2...

Teher2

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Hi all, my name is François, I live in Toulouse in the south west of France and I have been practicing English cars, and Triumphs in particular, for a long time… :smile:

I started with a 1958 TR3 in 1991 that I kept until 2017. 26 years of regular annoyances, small breakdowns, various misfortunes which means that I can say that its normal state was the breakdown and that between two inevitable breakdowns, she agreed to take me for a ride…

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When it left, I replaced it with a Caterham 120, which I appreciated everything except the gearbox and it only remained for a year, replaced by a 485S, bestial, violent and very irascible…

At the same time, I was lucky to buy a Lotus 111R that I regret every day so much I loved everything about it…

But certainly, I missed the antiques and after having sold everything, I bought back last September what for me was my Holy Grail : a TR2, but not just any one: a BRG long doors with overdrive !

Just arrived from Los Angeles, not or very little restored and in rather very good condition, although some care needed to be perfect…

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I undertook to coursify it in the spirit of the 1955 Le Mans TR2s.

No more chatter, here is the « bolide » :

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Winter having arrived, and the gentleman's age being advanced, it was no longer a question of doing as before and spending the bad season, against all odds, in brooklands, so I made the decision to postpone the windshield and hard-top! At least the drafts will be contained ...
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Here is the result…
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And inside...

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This car has been owned by Randall G, who lived in Rubidoux, California, at least since 1985. If anyone has any information about Randall or the car I would be very happy to know more about his story...
 

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Salut François! Welcome to BCF.

"26 years of regular annoyances, small breakdowns, various misfortunes which means that I can say that its normal state was the breakdown and that between two inevitable breakdowns, she agreed to take me for a ride…"

Excellent description - sounds like many of our cars. You have quite a history of interesting rides there. I once auditioned for the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse - what a beautiful city that is.

To trace history of that TR, you might contact the Triumph Club of Southern California -


Registries usually keep records of owners, and car numbers. You might also find members or staff who remember the name Randall. We had a great member here at BCF, also from California, named Randall Young, who sadly passed away.

Good to have you with us.
Tom M.
 
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Teher2

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Thanks !
I've a good friend who is viola with the Orchestre du Capitole.
The former owner of my TR2 was Randall Gessler of Rubidoux.
I'm going to get closer to the Triumph Club of Southern California ;)
 

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Hello François

Welcome to the forum.

That is a great looking TR2.

The Triumph section is very active so you are sure to get lots of tips and advice for your TR2.

David
 
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