Here, John Nikas explores the development of the early models of what was to become a legendary sports car brand, the Triumph TRs. The first models designed were the TRX and 20TS, which outlined the shape of what was to come. The TR2 soon came on the scene the first car to truly embody the essential TR DNA. The 1953 TR2 was soon followed by a TR3, which had more power and body options as well as disc brakes, which allowed all that power to be exploited with confidence.
Also covered here are the various competitions where the TR3 showed its ability, soon becoming one of the bestselling TR brands of all time. Introduced in 1961, the new Michelotti-designed TR4 was a sleek, modern sports car with a bigger engine. The TR4A would continue to incorporate improvements such as independent rear suspension.