>I will join you and call BS TOO on this Old Man & TR thing. Hey my 2 year
>old grandson's favorite toy is my TR3B. He loves it because he can open and
>close the doors, Toot the Lucas Windtones, work the shifter, grab the wheel,
>climb in the back and generally have a good time.
In defense of Chris, the typical classic car owner is 'of a certain age'
because ... well, if you're going to drop $30,000 on your dream car, it
helps to have an extra $30K in the bank, maybe the house is paid off,
and the kids are through college. If you haven't checked one or two of
those boxes -- and there are fewer 30-somethings who have -- it helps to
dream of something other than a big Healey or DB4.
Wait, that makes a Triumph a younger guy's car. If you're short on time
and extra money, you can buy a TR for under $10K and drive it. Chris's
logic also falls short because 'Old Men' seem to be bidding up American
muscle cars. Last night there was a Camero at auction on Speed for close
to $200K. If Triumphs were that kind of Old Man's car, I would have a
gold mine in the garage and Andy Mace would be king of the world!
What really separates the Rugged Triumph-Driving Individuals from Old
Men is that no matter the amount of grey in our hair -- or the lower
drag coefficient of our heads generally -- we've chosen a relatively
affordable classic car that isn't much harmed by use. While they're
cheap, they continue to be a good fit for college students, young
parents, and guys and girls of a certain age too. And if they inspire a
few more kids, all the better.
Littleton, CO USA
'62 TR4 x 2