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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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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Rides a 1996 R1100R
Bike's ready...and so am I!
Last edited by SeabeckS; 07-09-2013 at 05:31 AM.
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.
Last edited by bluehole; 07-09-2013 at 04:39 PM.