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Very nice example (Triumph 2000, I think). I like the dickey seat with windshield. These are quite rare but do come up for sale occasionally. Tom
 
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Very nice example (Triumph 2000, I think). I like the dickey seat with windshield. These are quite rare but do come up for sale occasionally. Tom

Yeah Tom, 1949 2000. Not sure what years they were made, but I really like the looks of the car and I wouldn't be surprised if it rides nice also. PJ
 

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A local club member had one along with an MGTF -- you two should get along well.

As I recall, the 2000 had some very similar running gear (including the steering box) to the TR3. I'll let your imagination picture how that went.

I do recall a period reviewer describing the occupied dickey seat as "...looking like two privates perched over an Aldershot latrine". I'm not sure exactly what that means but the description stuck in my mind.
 

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A local club member had one along with an MGTF -- you two should get along well.

As I recall, the 2000 had some very similar running gear (including the steering box) to the TR3. I'll let your imagination picture how that went.

I do recall a period reviewer describing the occupied dickey seat as "...looking like two privates perched over an Aldershot latrine". I'm not sure exactly what that means but the description stuck in my mind.

Yes, that description is memorable. While the 2000 and the TR series might share a steering box, there seems to be little else in common. The 2000 engine is a 1.5 liter. The body mostly aluminum; the frame welded steel tube. I don't know about transmission or rear axle.
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As far as I know:
The early "1800" used a modified version of the Standard 1.5 litre engine (bored to 1776 ccm, different carb & head). This engine was originally used in the pre-war Jaguar- SS 1,5 (built by Standard): So you could call it "Jaguar-engined"
The later "2000" used the Vanguard engine (85mm bore - 2088 ccm). Later this engine was modified (83mm bore, different head, 2 carbs) into the engine, that was used in the TR2-TR4A- series: So could could call it "TR-engined". Vanguards ear axle and transmission were also used.

Still a nice car, I saw one during a show: Very large compared to a TR3...

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There was one at the 2013 Day of Triumph in Brookline, MA. Beautiful car!

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Let me save you a little looking up. They were made from 1946 until 1949. The 1800 had a four speed while the 2000 only a 3. there was 4600 made for the entire run. The 2000 came in the final years. The top speed going down hill was 84 MPH, with a 455 rear end they are not made for the interstate, thus, my shows have been limited too a 100 mile radius at this time. I do plan on getting a trailer in the near future.
I have owned this one since 1973 and had one in England for a couple of years.
It is restored to original specks, even though the temptation to add a V8 or V6 with a change in rear-end has been discussed.

Most of the replacement engines you will see in this country are in fact the TR3 and 4, with the shifter being on the floor, they came with shifter on the right hand side of the steering column, making the door really in the way. The brake master is something you will never see, the peddle rod goes down the cylinder and dissipates the fluid by volume, (to things can't be in the same place at one time). The hand brake cable pulls the shoes out by a triangle wedge.

Interesting Car.

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Interesting that only 4600 were built - I did not realize how rare they were. Here's a brace of them at Triumphest in 2003:

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I believe they were all owned by the same fellow - from Encino if I recall correctly.
 

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Interesting that only 4600 were built - I did not realize how rare they were. Here's a brace of them at Triumphest in 2003:

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I believe they were all owned by the same fellow - from Encino if I recall correctly.


He must have gotten a truckload discount on those wide whitewalls.
Tom
 
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