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Join Date: Jul 2008
I had three all at the same time. L reg MkIV, N reg 1500 and S reg 1500. What was I thinking? The 77 was pretty rusty, rumour has it that it was cheap Russian steel. The N reg one rotted out through the door jamb. One of them had to have front outriggers but I can't remember which one. I learnt from Classics Monthly last month in their £3K Triumph feature that the 1500 was known for having a weak bottom end. That's what killed one of mine. The '74 had a steel hardtop, that was rotted out at the bottom of the frame by the window glass.
I've still got a pair of SUs off of one of them in a tin somewhere. They were swapped around, so weren't great before they came off the car.
I had this crush on a girl at work. I used to give her a lift home. With hindsight I should have been more insistent but she refused to wear her seatbelt, but once exciting a roundabout the lack of roll and my possibly immature, enthusiatic driving style meant she ended up half on the transmission tunnel and half in my lap. I shudder thinking what would have happened if she'd been in the car when the brakes failed. They really should have put twin circuit brakes on them like they did for the US spec. ones.
I was a real pain of a son having three cars outside in various states of disrepair hogging the two offroad parking spaces.
Thanks David C, I was looking at a V6 on eBay earlier.