1978 Triumph TR8 Pre production coupe
One of 150 Pre production coupes built in June 1977. Purchased in 1995 and restored in 1996. 3.5 Rover V8, Borg Warner 65 Automatic Transmission, AC/PS/PB. Have complete history of the car back to 1982. All original except for the Panasport 14" wheels. Inca Yellow with a Black/Green Plaid Interior. I have owned 10 TR8's and this is my favorite.
My 1997 NAS Defender 90.
I'm the third owner, first owner had it from new in Missouri, second owner in New York didn't treat it well but thankfully kept most of the original owners receipts , it came to me a couple years ago. Engine needed a lot of work to get it purring, courtesy of Bacchus British in Dublin CA. Interior has been stripped, sound proofed, and with the exception of the seats and some external trim pieces, is completely original. There is minor surface rust but that's it.
My 1967 Sunbeam Stiletto, My 1969 Hillman Husky. Southern California
The Stiletto is one of three known in the US and Canada. They are rare around the world and even rarer here in North America. The Stiletto is the fastback or coupe version of the Hillman Imp. My car is done in the factory team racing colors, but they never raced the Stiletto in these colors. It sports four wheel disc brakes, upgraded brake lines and hoses, and the motor is a BMW K1200RS motorcycle motor. This is the very first steel bodied Imp based car to be converted to the BMW motorcycle motor, which makes it not only a hoot to drive with 130hp instead of the 50-ish it had from factory, but also it is the first converted car. The Stiletto/Imp/Husky are the only rear engined production British cars which were produced in Linwood, Scotland from 1963 to 1976.
My second car is my 1969 Hillman Husky which is the Imp based estate car of the Hillman Imp. This car has the motor in the rear with the original Coventry Climax derived 45 hp motor. The Husky was produced in many variants, most of the ones in the US and Canada are the versions of the Minx based cars, my Husky is the last variant based on the Imp. It has a fold down rear seat for more storage and opening vent windows on the sides. Rear hatch opens upward to give great access. Even has a "frunk" or a front trunk that gives some storage too. This is one of about 6 or so in the US and Canada.
My not so old Aston Martin Vanquish S , 2006 one of the last cars built at the home of Aston Martin Lagonda in Newport Pagnell before they closed the doors in July 2007
With the V 12 engine this is a pleasure to drive
I live in Texas in a 007 zip code and been a Bond fan for many years so just had to get the wheels
1971 Lotus Europa (Foose edition) I have owed this car for over thirty years and it was overhauled by Chip Foose and the ATeam in 2013 season 6 episodes 11 & 12 and is an absolute blast to drive.
My 95 Jaguar XJS Convertible. We successfully entered and completed the Washington DC All British Reliability Run thru northern Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland (three days and over 600 miles without a breakdown) and the Smokey Mountain Tour sponsored by Hagerty and Classic Motorsports Magazine. Fast and reliable (surprise) touring car currently residing in suburban Maryland.
Had a couple of MGAs, an MGB, and two Midgets over the years, but the one I let get away back in 1980 was a 1966 Spitfire MKII. When I met my future wife it was in my backyard with no engine or transmission. When I managed to find a wrecked 1971 Spitfire with a good drivetrain, she agreed to help me drag it home with her El Camino. I thought at that time that she was a keeper, and I am talking about the girlfriend, not the Spitfire! Long story short, I got the 66 Spit on the road, and she loved the Spitfire, drove it more than I did. Shortly thereafter we got married, had a baby, and the Spitfire was sold to help with the hospital bills. Another baby came the following year and its the "kids and career got in the way" story. After the kids were grown and out on their own, I asked my wife what kind of old car she would like, and the answer was a 66 Spitfire. No surprise there, but we couldn't find one close and priced right, so we went through a 66 Mustang and a 75 MGB before finding a 67 Spitfire that needed lots of work but that she allowed would do. So that 1967 Spitfire MK III ends up being one of our garage queens, and as shown in the photos. I had some mechanical issues to sort out, then had it painted the factory color, and we are enjoying it every chance we get....even participated in a "front line heroes" parade last weekend.
My car is a 1968 Triumph TR 250, which I bought about 16 years ago - partially due to a buddy's influence, and partially as an homage to my parents, who were British.
Attached are two photos - one is of the first day that I owned it, and the other is a more recent version. Every year, I have slowly made improvements to the car - rechroming, wheels/tires, interior and dash redone, rewired, roll bar and luggage rack installed, triple SU carbs, new uprated cam, exhaust headers, the list goes on...
Lots of fun, the best memories are frequent trips to Watkins Glen for the Vintage weekend with other like-minded enthusiasts!
...at The Glen for Vintage Weekend!