View Full Version : What will your next LBC likely be?

11-10-2006, 11:42 AM
Ok, since money *is* an object, and yet we all still seem to accumulate LBCs, what will your next one likely be?

For me, it will probably be an MGC roadster or a GT6+. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

11-10-2006, 12:16 PM
Lotus Europa TC '73+

I'm currently looking for one needing a light to moderate restoration.

Someone please talk me out of this.....:-)

11-10-2006, 12:21 PM
TR6, Austin Healey 3000, Morgan or a TVR.

11-10-2006, 12:43 PM
tr4 coming in march!

11-10-2006, 12:44 PM

Someone please talk me out of this.....:-)

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Why would we do that? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


11-10-2006, 01:32 PM
Check out my sig. After the TR8, I once again swore never again to wander into the vortex of LBC's. But some POS LBC is going to come along and I'll end up taking home another lost puppy. Somebody help me!

(OK, MGA Twin Cam)

11-10-2006, 01:52 PM
I'd like another TR4. ...something that I could make into a race car.

If not that, then a TVR

11-10-2006, 02:04 PM
I don't have the garage space or money for another LBC but if I did, I'd love to have one or more of the following:

GT6 (really starting to growing on me)

Those are three cars that I could possibly hope to afford one day. If I had more funds, I'd love an AH 3000, but that's never gonna happen. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

11-10-2006, 02:15 PM
On my wish list is a 250

11-10-2006, 02:45 PM
My next LBC? After I finish my TR3, will be my Healey 100.
Doesn't totally qualify since I already own it, but the cost to restore will be more than a couple TR6's. So, it kinda qualifies.
TVR's have alway been intriquing.

Andrew Mace
11-10-2006, 02:56 PM
Odds are it would be another Herald....

11-10-2006, 03:01 PM
I'd like a GT6, a Lotus 6 or a Bugeye to turn into a vintage racecar.

First of all though I'd like the one I have to run for more than 5 miles without something breaking or falling off...

11-10-2006, 03:06 PM
I'd like a TR3. In fact, I'd be willing to trade my TR6 for one.

Any takers?

11-10-2006, 03:14 PM
I've enjoyed life with a '60's and late '70's Spitfire, a '60's Midget, a '60's MGB and a late MGB, and now a Triumph TR-7 Spider. I'm thoroughly infatuated with the Spider, but recently I saw an MG Midget for sale. It's a shed but I'm interested in going that route again. On the other hand, I just saw notice of an early TR-7 FHC for sale. What a great winter car - it would save my 100,000 mile + Spider for a longer life.

Unless a Bugeye comes along - that would be top on my list.


11-10-2006, 03:21 PM
TVR is hot, also a Jensen Interceptor!

Adam H.
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1972 Triumph Spitfire.

11-10-2006, 04:48 PM
NO intention of having a "next LBC", but...
perhaps a Lotus Europa (don't know why I like these, but they are somehow strangely appealing).
Or an early Jag XJ6 (cool luxobarge with lots of style).


11-10-2006, 05:22 PM
I would love to add a GT6 to my garage.

11-10-2006, 05:29 PM
I've wanted an MG 1100 sedan ever since I got a Matchbox model of one back in the late '60s. Now there's a sexy car!

11-10-2006, 06:07 PM

11-10-2006, 07:22 PM
I'll pick up any orphan LBC that comes my way - no discrimination here! So it's pretty much all the luck of the draw. I'd like an MGB GT within the next year or so as a winter car for my son who will be commuting to university. I seem to have good luck with cars when I am " not looking"...as soon as I start looking for something in particular it becomes alot harder to get a good deal.

11-10-2006, 07:59 PM
Well, I've got the TR2. that was my ultimate Triumph goal (the Itialia is just a pipe dream) Now I just gotta put it togeather... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif so If I actually went looking for the next one I WANTED. It'd probably be an MG T series... But most likely it'll be the next orphan I stumble on (or stumbles on me) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

11-10-2006, 08:07 PM
LHD Dolemite Sprint /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

11-10-2006, 08:07 PM
I have a longing ache for a 1969 GT-6. But as someone explained, it's stupidly hot in the summer, and useless in the winter. Ok, pie in the sky....Healey 3000, or an early E-type convertible. Then you can bury me, I'd be done.

11-10-2006, 08:10 PM
I have a longing ache for a 1969 GT-6. But as someone explained, it's stupidly hot in the summer, and useless in the winter.

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Try one, you might be surprised how comfortable a GT6 is, especially in a milder climates.

11-10-2006, 08:28 PM
Even though this thread started on the Triumph forum, I have always liked MGB GT's. Been spending a little too much time on the British V8 site lately too. Gears are turning. Not always a good thing. I need to wait until I get the TR8 squared away how I want it. Its my daily driver now but there are some "improvements" instore for it. Nothing too radical though. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

11-10-2006, 08:39 PM
If I can, the next LBC will be a TR3. But another Spitfire will probably fall into my lap before that happens.

11-10-2006, 08:48 PM
Wow - with so many people answering that their next would be a GT6 no wonder they're getting hard to find!

I was thinking GT6, really want a TR3. Badly....

11-10-2006, 09:31 PM
I won't tell ya that the guy I got my TR2 from offered me the tatty (but definatly fixable) GT6 that was stuffed outside next to his garage for $200. I had no way to get it home, or I woulda taken it.
Oh well.
He was trying to find it a new home, so I'm sure it's gone by now.

11-10-2006, 11:32 PM
As Banjo already knows my next project will be 1 or 2 1958 Jaguar MK VIII's web page (https://new.photos.yahoo.com/paulbos@sbcglobal.net/album/576460762336883379/photo/294928803524654033/0) . Since I pick them up in April, I'll have to get the Roadster done by spring. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif


11-11-2006, 08:30 AM
As Banjo already knows my next project will be 1 or 2 1958 Jaguar MK VIII's web page (https://new.photos.yahoo.com/paulbos@sbcglobal.net/album/576460762336883379/photo/294928803524654033/0) . Since I pick them up in April, I'll have to get the Roadster done by spring. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif


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Oh yea!!!! You're gonna like those! I gotta get goin on mine
I'll have to send you some of the links I've found. And I'm finding more people with them too. I now know of 4 of them (from MK7-9s) within 50 miles of me. 2 on the road. one of the others available for me to scavange /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

11-11-2006, 08:34 AM
With a lot of help from BCF, I will have my 1959 XK150S Roadster on the road in 2007. Also, I will put my TR6 in every day (almost) use if I can find a hardtop between LA and GA.

11-11-2006, 12:30 PM
TR3, Big Healey, TR4, MG TD. Possibly another 67 or 68 GT6.
In no particular order and in addition to my TR6.

Biggest mistakes were selling my 64 TR4 and 67 GT6. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

11-11-2006, 01:00 PM
I know - a Triumph 1300TC - bought, but I have still not seen it! Then I suspect it will be another Triumph!

11-11-2006, 03:16 PM
1300 TC ??

11-11-2006, 05:52 PM

11-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Looks like a Rover.

11-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Looks like a Maxi

11-12-2006, 12:07 PM
It was Triumphs first effort at a front-wheel-drive car. This one is the TC with twin SUs and the Spitfire MkIII engine. It evolved into the Dolomite, but by that time they had reverted to rear-wheel-drive. It is styled to look like a smaller Triumph 2000. There were about 150,000 of them made, 35,000 TCs, but it is thought that there are only 30 TCs remaining.

11-12-2006, 12:19 PM
another spit, have to buy certain donor vehicle,( can't say too much at the moment)car will be raced up, and in the region of 300hp, tunable to .......... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

11-12-2006, 12:36 PM
I finished my TR3B and the "bug" bit again so I got a MGTD, in running condition. I always liked the T Series. Maybe the itch is attacking again. A TR6 is a good driveable car (the MGTD is fun but slow and not the most comfortable). A MGB is also appealing. I had a 1965 many years ago. So probably a TR6 or MGB if I can get more garage space and the "boss" says it is OK.

11-12-2006, 04:17 PM
TR6 without a doubt, pre 74 if possible and for heavens sake not a basket case! Want to drive it home.


11-12-2006, 08:32 PM
I hear you about the drive it home part. It was 2 1/2or 3 years after I got the TR3 before I heard the engine and another years or more until I drove it. It arrived in pieces. While the process was a blast, I drove the MGTD home. Come to think of it maybe I am close to ready for another project.

11-12-2006, 08:53 PM
I am into two larger projects; the TC(MAJOR concours resto), and the 6(minor cosmetic resto)..plus I've got at least one project started, or waiting to be started on every other vehicle, including all modern cars(except the caddy - sssshhhh)...Yet I still check the classifieds, and ebay everynight - it's a disease I tells ya!

11-12-2006, 09:43 PM
it's a disease I tells ya!

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If it's a disease, then I Don't want the cure! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

11-13-2006, 03:51 AM
I visited a friend over the weekend, he lives in a rented house and down the back was a car under a tarpaulin (belonging to the house owner). Underneath is a Lotus Elan, complete and crying out for a resto. If I had the money I would take the poor thing home!

11-20-2006, 08:50 AM
The GT6 won't be done for some time, but I'm already thinking about what's next.

I'm thinking a TVR or AH. Then again who knows what I'll stumble across.

11-20-2006, 09:13 AM
I've already got my next one... in September. A Jensen-Healey. That, and my big Healey should keep me busy for the next couple years, then... a nice-ish Bristol as befits an aging gentleman, or maybe a Europa for the masochist in me....


11-20-2006, 11:24 AM
I'd never seen a JH without the huge US spec bumpers. Looks very nice without them.
I think an AH bugeye for the wife.

11-20-2006, 01:01 PM
Another TR7.. This time a DHC.

11-20-2006, 01:28 PM
One that RUNS....

11-20-2006, 02:52 PM
I was told once that the only stupid question is one that doesnt get asked so here goes:
What does LBC stand for?

71 gt6 with lots of rust.... er patina

11-20-2006, 04:05 PM
Ozzie, I'm glad you asked this question, cause about 2 years ago when I got back into british sports cars, I asked the same question. The answer: Little British Car.

Bob Claffie
11-20-2006, 10:04 PM
If I ever finish my big Healey rebuild I'd like to do a Lotus 7 clone. Bob

11-20-2006, 10:16 PM
OK here it is for obscure:

1951 Jowett Jupiter.

Watching one on Ebay.

11-20-2006, 10:52 PM
OK here it is for obscure:

1951 Jowett Jupiter.

Watching one on Ebay.

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I'd prefer a Jowitt Saturn...runs RINGS around a Jupiter...hehehe

11-21-2006, 12:05 AM
Ok ... shhh ... as long as my wife doesn't see this post and you guys don't tell her I'll be alright ... she still isn't used to the TR4.

My next LBC will be:

Triumph GT6 MKI (realistic)
Lotus Europa (dream)
Lotus Seven (bigger dream)
MG PA (really unrealistic bigger dream)
Jaguar D Type (OMG I WON THE LOTTERY dream)

I could go on ... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


11-21-2006, 06:13 AM
I've noticed several of you guys have put down Lotus Europa as your dream car. Have you ever driven one of these little jewels? Bet you haven't or you wouldn't be saying "Europa" and "want one" in the same sentence. My buddy up the road restored a Europa (one of his 8 LBCs) and let me drive it. You feel like you are driving a gokart naked, with no ability to see behind you with that bumblebee engine screaming down your collar. Kinda cool but definitely not everyone's cup of tea. Now the Esprit, that's a man!

11-21-2006, 06:34 AM
You feel like you are driving a gokart naked, with no ability to see behind you with that bumblebee engine screaming down your collar. Kinda cool but definitely not everyone's cup of tea.

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That's the one! As I said, for the masochist in me....

Then, once I've punished myself a little, or a lot, it'd be the Bristol for a more refined and genteel ride....

and I'd still like to get a Spit like the one I had years ago....

11-21-2006, 08:16 AM
Thanks Blue. I figured it was something like that

11-21-2006, 08:49 AM
You feel like you are driving a gokart naked, with no ability to see behind you with that bumblebee engine screaming down your collar.

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That's why I want one Bill! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Thanks for the laugh.


11-21-2006, 08:59 AM
Now I know why the the guy in the Lotus passed me like I was standing still. He has to go fast because he can't see behind so he just passes everybody fast and knows they are so far behind that it's safe to change lanes.

05-20-2007, 10:07 PM
First post here in ages, and I have to bump a 6 month old thread eh !

My dream car (cough-cough) of late would have to be a Austin America or a 1100/1300 4 door version of the same bodystyle. Now that I have 3 kids, for some reason I think it would make a great additional family car to take to shows and brit meets, as a TR7 is not that practical once you are more than 2 people.......

First though, I must get my tr back up to snuf, finnish the never ending home reno's and basically get time back on my side though, before another lbc joins the fleet....therefore this might take a couple more years lol!

05-21-2007, 09:38 AM
I havnt even had my 6 for a year, and I am already thinking TR7 or Spirfire! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

05-21-2007, 10:00 AM
It's called the "Bluebird"....

05-21-2007, 03:49 PM
Jensen Interceptor. Rumbling V8 in a very cool wrapper.

05-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Hi Folks;

The Immediate Future will bring a TR3A:

In One or Two yrs (If the Costs don`t go thru the roof); I will be getting another E-Type Rdstr Series I or II:

Regards, Russ