On Sat, 24 May 2003, at around 20:31:09 local time, James Carruthers
>Oh yeah... there must be somewhere cheaper than Footman James...
>the great thing is I turn 21 next wednesday... so I should have a few
>more options... and this time it's going to be fully comp! TPF&T has
>proven far too stressful....
Don't be fooled. Fully comp can be just as stressful if you are trying
to prove that you are not to blame for the accident.
<snip re MkIII Spit>
>They don't seem to be very common at the moment.. there have been a few
>about... but perhaps Im just too picky.... and why do they all seem to
>be up north?... far too far to travel for me just to take a look at a
>car.... but then perhaps finding a triumph isn't meant to be easy?....
>maybe its all one big test?.... but I'm sure not going to spend 6 or 7
>hours travelling when the car is the wrong colour to begin with....
>(I've already decided it has to be red, which narrows my options even
When I decided to buy a Herald, I wasn't quite as rigid as this: I
wanted an unmodified White 1200 Convertible, with a Mk2 chassis and red
upholstery, and preferably with a pre-date-reg number. (Just in case
you don't know, the Mk2 chassis came in at about the same time as
date-letters for car registration numbers...) But I was prepared to
look at a red car! After only a few weeks, a car which exactly matched
my requirements turned up - in Glasgow. These days, it is incredibly
quick, cheap, and easy to fly to Scotland, so I did, where I inspected
and bought the car. Don't be put off by distance - the right car is
worth travelling for, and travel needn't be limited to British Snail.
>Plus Im probably going to have to give back my hire car next week... so
>I won't even be able to go look that easily... what I'm looking for
>right now is a nice Dolomite or something... I've seen a few going for
>about 200-400 quid with at least 6 months MOT.... should do me until I
>find a new Spitty...
Be very careful. You might find that you're happier with a Dolly than
with a Spit! These Triumph four-seaters have a lot going for them, you
know. I started with a Spit, added two Heralds, and am now desperately
seeking a pre-'73 "Big Six" Estate...
Ellie - 1963 White Herald 1200 Convertible GA125624 CV
Connie - 1968 Conifer Herald 1200 Saloon GA237511 DL
Carly - 1977 Inca Yellow Spitfire 1500 FH105671
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