1981 Triumph TR8 Drophead 3.5 V8
There isn't a better buy around!
So far no problems except to replace the seat covers which were terrible, even when new.
I got rid of my Z4 because I got tired of getting trashed by a 55 year old lady in her TR8 Coupe.
Out ran me, out handled me, even beat me at an auto cross.
So now I have an 81 DHC bought from the original owner.
Replaced the 13" wheels with 15" mini-lites. Refreshed and upgraded the suspension. Changed the two SU's for a Weber 4 BBL. on an Edlebrock manifold and put a stainless steel exhaust on it.
She Flies!!! I don't know where these guys are getting their information, but the only car I haven't been able to run with was the Z8. Everything else mentionmed and others that were not... BEATEN in every way.
I also have about $14,000 dollars in change from my trade to the TR8 AND its more comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th July, 2006