With the desire to get my hands dirty, I started looking at Camaros, GTOs, Chevy IIs, and other muscle cars. Knowing full well that my budget would not go very far, the results were ominous. With prices for a rusted-out heap sans drivetrain averaging $10k, I was going to need another plan: foreigns.
Porsche? Yeah, right.
Datsun? Not cool.
VW? Not interested.
Sunbeam? More expensive than I thought.
Looking on eBay, my mind was made up. The old Triumph TRs were still relatively inexpensive and, doing more research, replacement parts were available and reasonable. I looked at a few TR6s, but the TR4s really caught my eye. What's more, there was one for sale about an hour away that claimed to be rust-free. All signs were good.
Since I purchased my 1967 TR4A IRS, I have a new-found respect for these old British cars. Being borne from wartime surplus parts and, eventually, finding a niche in sportscar racing, the TR's evolution is an interesting course. But more on that in a later post.
Courtesy of http://www.vtr.org/models.shtml, the TR Line: