I think you took my "unique" comment a bit too far. I was referring more to
the actual package design (body style, handling characteristics, etc) rather
than taking down to the nuts and bolts level (make it all Whitworth?).
Something more like what Honda and Rover did in the mid-80s when the
Sterling (Rover) and Acura Legends (Honda) were introduced. Both cars
shared the same basic mechanicals (keep the costs down!) but the body and
interior stylings were unique.
My personal feeling is that resurrecting the nameplates would just fail the
way that Mazda's "Millenium" division failed on the launch pad. And the
Triumph name would be dragged through the "failed manufacturers" list once
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Zaborski [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 2:35 PM
> To: 'TR6 List'
> Subject: RE: Re-emergence of Triumph and Austin Healey names
> > From: Gambony, Jim [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 8:39 AM
> > What would the feeling be from the group if what's left of
> > the Rover group in the UK built a new model and badged
> > with the Triumph name? If it were truly an unique car
> > (not shared with any others) would that be a bit easier
> > to swallow?
> Uhh, not to pick a bone with anyone but... that might be a bit easier to
> swallow if you were merely admiring the company for doing it. If you are
> making a decision on what car to buy I have a feeling the price of such a
> "unique" and non-sharing car might be a bit harder to swallow. I bet the
> Boxster and SLK all share parts with other cars from the respective
> If they didn't, their prices would not be so "reasonable" (ie much more
> than they already are).
> The new XK8 and Aston Martin, although not quite the same as their
> cars, are pretty sweet (for those considering cars in that price range).
> They do share parts with others from the Ford lineup.
> > Just my thoughts.
> And mine also...
> --- Peter Zaborski CF58310UO ---