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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    I do not know my British sports cars as well as I should. Is that a TR6?
    Yes, IMHO the best styling of all the TR series. (By an Italian design firm of course. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
    Yes, IMHO the best styling of all the TR series. (By an Italian design firm of course. )
    A British muscle car of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    A British muscle car of the time.
    Wish I'd bought one in 1972...instead of a Ford Capri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Why do I post here and continue to take this abuse?
    You're asking US? All will be explained in Salem, my friend. After a few of these it might not make any sense but we'll likely be beyond the point of caring.

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    I was a Muscle Car Head back then and did not fully appreciate sports cars. However, I do remember the TR6 because it was pretty fast and had unusually large wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    I was a Muscle Car Head back then and did not fully appreciate sports cars. However, I do remember the TR6 because it was pretty fast and had unusually large wheels.
    My first ever sports car ride was in a TR-3, made me a fan of them. Then went for a ride in an Austin Healy 3000, with that "big" six cylinder engine. Loved those even more, but as a kid in small Nevada town, the only real choice was...a '56 Chevy. By the time (1972) I could actually afford a new car, I was a family man. The back seat (non-existent) in a TR-6 was sort of tight for a child seat, so I opted for a Capri. Still like to have one of them classic sports cars....SIGH!
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    Well, seeing as we're all reminiscing....

    Had a couple of MGB's and I worked for British Leyland as my first job out of school. Got exposed to everything they made - MG, Triumph, Jags. TR6's were muscle cars with oddball handling (mid corner lift would spin you faster than the carousel at your local fair) but LOADS of fun.

    Triumph GT6+ was a mini E-Type coupe with a 2.5 liter inline 6, independent suspension and weighed next to nothing. Again, a lot of fun.

    My fave was the E-Type V12 Coupe. 5 liters of fast with a touch of class. And nothing compares with the sound of a V12.

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    Especially a V-12 at full song.

    In '66 (or '67?) late one night on I-80 east of Reno I was passed by a Ferrari 275 LM that I later learned had been purchased by Bill Harrah after racing at Le Mans that summer. Saw that car coming from way behind, so throttled up my '65 396 Impala to the max. That red streak went by me so fast it was like I was parked. Always wondered who was driving that car that night....and once he got past, turned on all those racing lights, which lit up that Nevada desert like daytime.

    And the sound was unreal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsur52 View Post
    This may not be an oilhead, but it drips oil!
    "I didn't know Triumph made cars ......until I passed one!"
    2014 R1200 GSA, 92 K75s. Gone: 97 F650st, 04 R1100s, 78 R80/7, 76 Honda 750F, Maico 400, Husqvarna 360 8 speed, Honda SL-350, Suzuki 250 Savage, Honda 175SL, Bonanza 100.

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    Old Sports Cars

    I always try to park near old historic (and valuable) sports cars in the hopes that the owner will take pity on me and offer me a ride or test drive. No such luck with this one. (Porsche 1600 Super Convertible at the Kansas City Art Museum Art of the Car Concours) http://www.kcai.edu/events/special-e...t-car-concours

    (yes, you must watch out for the giant badminton players)
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    2014 R1200 GSA, 92 K75s. Gone: 97 F650st, 04 R1100s, 78 R80/7, 76 Honda 750F, Maico 400, Husqvarna 360 8 speed, Honda SL-350, Suzuki 250 Savage, Honda 175SL, Bonanza 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k75s View Post
    "I didn't know Triumph made cars ......until I passed one!"
    Classic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by k75s View Post
    "I didn't know Triumph made cars ......until I passed one!"
    That's funny, I have a BMW t-shirt that says the same thing.
    2012 R1200RT - Fluid Grey Metallic

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsur52 View Post
    This may not be an oilhead, but it drips oil!


    I know this thread is getting a bit off topic but....



    Mine dripped oil too, and had weekly mechanical and electrical problems(as with any British Leyland car made with Lucas/Stromburg parts).

    The cast iron straight six made this thing so front heavy that I was doing fish tails on dry exit ramps and driving in the snow was a death wish!

    But there was always something about British cars that I loved...so you can imagine I was in heaven when I got My Mini Cooper S Cabrio...and it was made by BMW.

    There is a god!!!!!!!!
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    Almost Salem...!

    Bike's ready...and so am I!

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    Holy Moly! That is one super clean bike. Very nice.

    Have I mentioned how much I dislike you S bike guys. Man, I am jealous. So when are you leaving? how long will it take you to get to Salem?

    Edit: My bad. I see you are in Puget Sound. Looks like about 5 hours.
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