IT-3714 is a 1955 CKD TR2 and one of just two Works TRs built in Ireland and paid for by Standard-Triumph Coventry.
This local assembly was done to avoid very high import duties on FBU vehicles. IT-3714 is the Laird-Collie Works TR2 whilst PRI-222 was Paddy Hopkirk's Works TR2.
This numbers-matching hugely historic TR2 was found by our club members in 2017, lying for the previous 37 years in a garage in Dublin. She was bought and sympathetically restored single-handedly by a club member using over 90% of the original car.
IT 3714 seen at Blackpool competing in the 1956 RAC Rally. Driver, Raymond Laird, Co Leitrim, Ireland
IT 3714 at Goodwood Circuit competing in the 1956 RAC Rall. Driver, Raymond Laird, Co Leitrim, Ireland
IT 3714 on our Club stand at the RIAC Show, Dublin
IT 3714 as found, having sat for unmoved for 37 years in Dublin
IT 3714 now restored in Ireland
IT 3714 with her 1956/7 navigator Keith Collie back in his seat