Originally Posted by drink8648
This was my fourth car(mine was a 64 w/IRS) and I did a complete restoration. While pulling into my mechanics driveway to get a valve adjustment for the 1000 mile run in, this teenage girl who had just got her license, came around the corner and hit me in the right rear quarter nearly tearing the car in half.
They are very good cars to work on. A four cylinder push rod engine as simple as it gets. Everything but the electrical system made perfect sense. Electricity and British cars are not a good match. I think it had something to do with Lucas, Prince of Darkness.
Short throw gear box with your ass sitting about 8 inches off the pavement. For pure driving thrills its hard to beat a Triumph. Mine was a straight axle. The IRS was considered exotic in those days and many american dealers were suspicious of them. For cars built for the american market the IRS is rare.