I changed up my walk the other morning, and two blocks from my house I saw that we have new neighbors. Looks like an interesting couple. I’m looking forward to meeting them.
A TR8? Damn, I’m impressed!
Likewise. Must be some good stories behind keeping a unicorn like that on the road this long. Looks like it found a good home.
I too briefly owned a Triumph TR8 – fantastic and very underrated cars.
Well one thing is for sure, they like their Crater Lake license plates customized. Have not seen a TR8 in forever, sure looks neat to me.
Vanity plates are very neat things. Every car I’ve owned for the last thirty years has had one. Currently, my van is SYKE. The motorcycles are SYKE1, SYKE2, SYKE3. The wife’s Dart GT is NO ANGEL.
Those are older Oregon plates, correct?
Those are Crater Lake license plates that first debuted around 2005 I believe just that these are customized. For passenger plates they started with the C/L prefix followed by five numbers then C/K, C/A, and now C/B. Still being issued.
Please, please befriend them and convince them to axe the luggage rack.
Have you ever seen the trunk on the last generation TR’s?
It’s bigger than the one my Solstice had. That’s about all you can say for it.
I saw a TR8 (the first one I’ve seen in at least a decade) parked randomly at a drug store two years ago. It was in beautiful condition:
The best part was the interior:
Those custom plates are just the icing on the cake. And I think the TR8 is legitimately attractive, even with those giant, black bumpers.
The only way this picture could be better is if the Triumph was British racing green and the BMW was German racing silver.
My only other thought is that they must be on good terms with a foreign car mechanic. 🙂
I saw this one recently. It reminded me of the car Jason Priestley drove in the Canadian TV show, Call Me Fitz, where he played an ethically-challenged car salesman. I’m not sure why they chose a TR convertible for him to drive…
Beautiful car, although the side swoosh wasn’t for everyone. On seeing it from the side for the first time, Giorgetto Giugiaro supposed said something like “My god, they’ve done it to the other side too”!
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