> However this is exactly what age has done to the early TRs, at
> least that's the case here in the UK.
Well, I'm more of a working class stiff ... and I'm going to drive my TR3A
to work in just a bit.
But I was really talking about "as new" ... and TR3s don't command anywhere
near the prices Morgans do, at least in the US.
> I suppose if we were to really consider what a modernised (and thus
> emasculated) TR3 would be like, I keep thinking MX5 (Miata).......
In all honesty, I consider the MX5/Miata a worthy successor to the TR3,
given the safety and emission constraints of today. I'll never own one
myself, but I've ridden with a friend ... my biggest objection (and the
reason I wouldn't have one if it were given to me) is the huge upper bar on
the windshield, which is basically required to meet rollover requirements.
It's otherwise quite nice for a "cheap" open sports car.