FOR SALE - TR2     TS 4344 O (1954)     $29,000 (ono)
by member Graham Bigg (ACT)

Contact Graham: 0407 199 019     02 6181 8982    email:

Graham Bigg's Description (photos below) 

I purchased this car in mid 1996 with the odometer reading about 3000 miles, current reading is almost 15500 miles.

I have carried out extensive repairs since but always with the aim of having a car which was essentially original, looked presentable but most importantly was reliable. The aim was not to have a concours trailer queen but a car I could drive with confidence (2 Bay to Birdwoods) and park at the local shops.

The car has side curtains, soft top and hood bows as well as a split tonneau cover, 60 spoke wheels (I have 2 48 spoke wheels) Michelin tyres

An outline of repairs

  • Diff rebuilt Southern Differentials
  • Engine rebuilt
    • new 86mm register kit
    • replacement crank (cross drilled ex late Vanguard) STD bearings
    • cam bearings timing chain, gears, gaskets, seals etc.
    • head overhaul, valve guides, exhaust valves
    • Carbys rebuilt by MIDEL
    • Distributor rebuilt
    • starter motor rebuilt
  • new clutch kit
  • gearbox bearings, lay shaft and seals replaced
  • O/Drive input bush, output cir clip replaced
  • Suspension fully re bushed, new top ball joints, new rear spring front pins, front & rear shocks
  • Chassis cleaned to bare metal, checked for straightness, right rear bumper mount replaced,then repainted
  • Body off rust removal and repaint
  • Brakes relined and all cylinder honed and new kits installed, new hoses fitted
  • Full radiator re-core (I have the original Crank hole radiator)
  • New exhaust fitted (Register re-pro muffler)
  • Halogen headlamps ( I have the originals)
  • Electric fan, alternator and narrow belt conversion fitted to cure overheating at red lights (I have the original parts)
  • The interior trim was new when I bought the car professionally done.

Parts available

  • New windscreen
  • Factory manual
  • Re-pro handbook and parts manual
  • New and original (damaged) front bumpers
  • Front over-riders
  • Both front floors
  • New filters,and tune up parts
  • Sundry used spares