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tdskip
01-08-2008, 10:44 AM
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...0201659548&rd=1 (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=011&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=320201659548&rd=1)

Andrew Mace
01-08-2008, 10:58 AM
Uh...no, I won't. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Silly...and totally wonderful cars. Got a chance to ride in one back in '97 and thoroughly enjoyed said ride. In a strange sort of way, it's kinda like having a big old American convertible, only even cooler!

Go for it if you're really interested.

tdskip
01-08-2008, 11:00 AM
Not really going to, but way cool.

I'd imaging parts would be a challenge...

pa297pass
01-08-2008, 11:01 AM
Nope ... won't do it.

I want a ride in it after you buy it!

Matt

kodanja
01-08-2008, 11:15 AM
thats so Cooooooool!!!!

Andrew Mace
01-08-2008, 11:41 AM
I'd imaging parts would be a challenge...
Not so bad as one might think. Like everything else of the era, there are lots of proprietary bits (Lockheed, Lucas, etc., etc.), and the running gear itself is mostly Standard Vanguard-based.

Also, I hear that the Triumph Roadster Club (https://www.triumphroadster.org/) is very, very good and supportive. And there are a goodly number of these cars in the US, so you've others with whom to commiserate!

Twosheds
01-08-2008, 12:10 PM
If you love it, buy it!

I'm not a fan of the styling myself, (the word bulbous comes to mind) but I will say this: Pat & Marty Jones' 1800 Roadster always draws a big crowd everywhere it goes!

drooartz
01-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Why do you think we would stop you? You know you want it, so go buy it! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

bcliff
01-08-2008, 01:00 PM
Bulbous!?
How about curvaceous and voluptuous. That makes it sound sexy, which it certainly is. Wish I had the money/time.
Bruce

01-08-2008, 01:13 PM
Just send me your checkbook, I'll hold onto it for you till you get over the urge.

jjbunn
01-08-2008, 01:55 PM
Why would we want to persuade you from buying such a fabulous vehicle?

70herald
01-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Nothing like a little support! you know you NEED that car and look it is even reasonably close by. Looks like it will be a blast to cruise around in.

BIBBER
01-08-2008, 03:21 PM
tdskip....I actually threw a few early bids on it myself....but it quickly became to rich for my blood and still hasn't reached the reserve. If you love the T2's you probably saw the nice one couple months back on ebay that went for $30k...Good Luck

Brosky
01-08-2008, 06:51 PM
Why would I want to do that??? That is one great ride....

DougF
01-08-2008, 07:27 PM
Good chance you would be the only one in the neighborhood to own one. Might as well put in your bid and see how you do.

tdskip
01-08-2008, 07:51 PM
Oh man - you guys are TROUBLE. LOL.

I chickened out in the face of the TR3 engine rebuild. Something about needing to pay for all of this entered my mind as well....

Never mind - the new welder arrived today. Whoo Hoo!

2wrench
01-09-2008, 05:01 AM
Watch closely the pocket watch as it swings...

You're getting sleepy, very s-l-e-e-p-y......

NutmegCT
01-09-2008, 08:17 AM
Bulbous!?
How about curvaceous and voluptuous. That makes it sound sexy, which it certainly is. Wish I had the money/time.
Bruce

/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/iagree.gif "She was a bit pudgy, and he often wallowed in her pudge."

dream dream dream

T.

Twosheds
01-09-2008, 04:39 PM
Bulbous!?
How about curvaceous and voluptuous. That makes it sound sexy, which it certainly is. Wish I had the money/time.
Bruce

/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/iagree.gif "She was a bit pudgy, and he often wallowed in her pudge."

dream dream dream

T.


Well, there's no accountin' for taste. I stand by Bulbous. Cool car for all it's bulbousness, however.

amcboy
01-09-2008, 04:54 PM
No, wait. Stop. Come back.


Ok, being a nut, here goes:

Chopped and channeled. TR8 engine chromed out. Shaved. Tubbed, though not much to keep from ruining the rumble seats. Add about 1' to the length of the car at the windscreen base to exaggerate its inverted breast-like bulbousness. Feather the tail a little.

Presto.

A cool hotrodized Triumph that will have some '53 Plymouth guy totally baffled...

Sometimes you feel like a nut...


The danger must be growing, because the rowers keep on rowing...

DrEntropy
01-09-2008, 05:40 PM
"Zoftig"

ANd the more amcboy posts, th' more I think he's found a home here.

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amcboy
01-09-2008, 06:31 PM
Thanks Doc.

Feels like my kind of folks.

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