In a message dated 20/03/00 15:10:44 GMT Standard Time, email@example.com
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Date: 20/03/00 15:10:44 GMT Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Terrick)
I do not envy your position (yes, a Roller would be nice, and they are
worth far more here in Canada). That said, you asked for it by displaying
your car as you have done.
>>>It was a public show after all...but heck it helped remind the public
about Triumphs...to paraphrase the song, "you never know what you've got till
its gone, they've put all the Triumphs in a Triumph museum"
...and that fact that people offer you such considerations is testament to
what you have done with the car. That, my friend, is the highest compliment
that you could ask for. Keep the vitesse, knowing it can never be replaced.
(perhaps it is time to start another project that LOOKS as good that some
unsuspecting E type owner might offer a trade for?)
I have come to the conclusion that I should perhaps consider setting up in
myspare time as a consultant in selecting the right classic car for the right
I did, after all suggest to that fellow that his wife might be better off
with a Herald 1200 or 13/60 Convertible retro-fitted with a 1500 spitfire
engine, twin SU's and a late spitfire swing spring, as well as a really
decent paint job, new chrome and polished alloy parts, a decent set of wheels
a retrimmed interior and a nice black mohair soft-top.
Aside from general restoration, that kind of car should cost no more than say
7 to 8 thousand GBP to put together, it would look just like mine, be easier
to drive and have quite sufficent power for a town n' country driver.
I value cars for insurance purposes and judge cars for concours so have some
relevant experience...perhaps a web site offering my services?
You never know...
Triumph Sports Six Club
International Liaison Secretary
1963 Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Convertible
Wimbledon, London, England.