One of the few benefits of being old is that when someone talks about some beautiful piece of old stuff, you can probably remember seeing it for yourself, back in the day. I noticed that folks commented on the old gun ads in last week’s post — yup, I remember shooting some of those old guns too — and I had a similar reaction to this article about some different old stuff:
A fabulous Triumph TR4 two-seater sports car once owned by Essex Police is set to go under the [auctioneer’s] hammer. Police needed to buy sports cars in the 1960s to keep up with miscreant motorists with powerful motors.
There are pics of said car in the article — and it IS a beauty. Here are some pics of other Triumph TR4s:
Love the wire wheels. The other types? Not so much:
Must say, though, that the TR4’s backside is Full 1960:
But the interior is lovely:
And all that said, I’d take one in a heartbeat, even with the oil leaks and
Back in the 1960s, I was jealous of the TR4’s driver every time I saw one zipping past. As I recall, most of them were women… and pretty ones at that.
…and if the Internet is to be trusted, they still are.