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Can we officially retire this thread "little Brit car love" now?

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Lmo wrote:TR-3... . spoooge. ... . four cylinders with three main bearings, agricultural. It's all you can do to get both of your feet in to foot-well; toe-heeling goes without saying. Impossible to enter without first sitting down on the seat, with you feet on the pavement, and then rotating on your butt while pulling your feet into the vehicle. Made great engine noises!

But it's hard to say, from this angle, if this is a TR-3, or a TR-3A. It could be a TR-2. The grille on the 3A was full width of the front fascia.


Yes, Dad's was a 58 TR3A (full width grille, all upgrades) and while it wasn't the highest tech of cars - that's what the reliable British cars WERE, simple. Probably why Lotus uses Toyota engines now, they've gone full circle.

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Re: Design Challenge: HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLE 2025

Postby mo-i » December 1st, 2012, 4:31 pm

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Well, an unmaried friend of my dad had a TR4 and an Alfa Spider 2000. He constantly
tried to "spoil" my dad. Instead he spoiled me with only one drive in the backseat of
the Spider when I was 14.

Years later I met his son in design school. He was one of the first who were hooked
onto "interface design" and drove an old, neglected Citroen. I guess it is not in the genes...


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Re: Design Challenge: HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLE 2025

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Lew: "ALL DOWN HILL FROM THERE"?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?! ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?!

TR6 is the greatest sportscar design of all time. Manly, yet lithe.

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Mr-914 wrote:Lew: "ALL DOWN HILL FROM THERE"?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?! ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?!

TR6 is the greatest sportscar design of all time. Manly, yet lithe.


Except for those Lucas Electronics (and calling them electronics is being generous). :)
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Re: Design Challenge: HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLE 2025

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Reliability has nothing to do with sportscars (usually).
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Re: Design Challenge: HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLE 2025

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ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?!




But then from a purely egotistic point of view, you have to keep in mind what I was driving at the time... . all 105bhp of it.

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