A queenly drive
I bought this relic from a 100 year old lady who bought it new when she was 75. Having done only 66000 kilometres in 26 years, the car suffers from stagnation related issues rather than wear and tear.
All the suspension bushes need replacing, the shocks are stuffed and the twin carbs were tuned appallingly. Over the years, the local garage, with no knowledge of Triumph maintenance, changed things to suit their way of working. Bolts are inserted the wrong way, bits attached here and there in COMPLETELY the wrong place and non factory parts masquerading as the real deal.
The air con has absolutely no cold factor and the creaks and groans from the suspension turn heads everywhere I go. I have named my purchase "Titanic" due to the stressing metal noises that accompany me always.
I can tell there is an amazing car just waiting to be discovered.
The ride is seriously smooth and the huge front seats are supreme.
The engine is leisurely but sounds fantastic. Unfortunately it has a strange vibration at 100 km/h that may be the result of lack of use.
The wood trim inside draws comments from all who visit and I reckon it may be one of the best looking cars ever designed - very long and very low.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2002