All Triumphs are rubbish.
I agree with Plastic Penguin, I also prefer Classics restored to their natural beauty. Don't like at all picture of the car just posted, It looks like a girl who put way too much make up on and seems to be ridiculously fake! lol :) that's too much and I don't consider this one as a classic Rolymo, looks more like a tuned boy racers car to me! lol
I don't even look at the Acclaim as a Triumph. It was just a Honda Accord with a Triumph badge. Anyhow by this time BL had lost all credibility. An insult to the Triumph heritage.
My point exactly, what a sad cynical end to the Triumph story. Of course Rover, MG, Riley, and many more went the same way. One could say Jaguar have too now. Then of course that story was copied over at Rootes/Chrysler, where Hillman, Singer, Humber and Sunbeam, all got reduced to badge engineered porridge, then lumped in with Simca, once proud Talbot, and the individual Matra name, before getting lost somewhere between the last Hunters and Avengers (as crap as anything BL made at the time) and the all time turkeys Horizon, Alpine and best of all Tagora. Are all those names now in a bin round the back of a Peugeot factory?
By the way, it was a Honda Ballade, not Accord.
Perhaps someone should write to Branson or another mega-rich British businessman, requesting to buy the Triumph name off BMW. Afterwhich, gather an Italian designer (external looks), design a brand new engine (from scratch) in a couple of sizes (1.4 PI and 2.5 performance engine) and base it on the values and principles of 60s Triumph. This'll not only revive the name but help British manufacturing, too.
(PP sits back and lights a virtual cigar)
In my village there's a most incredible Herald. It's not been 'souped up' but totally original. Seen a few times recently and took photos... once I've sussed how to download pictures onto the PC, I'll whizz them across.
How about the old Mayflower then?
Classic or rubbish?
Let the voting begin.
You really can consider the "Mayflower" a classic because of it's stand alone styling, there is a similarity with the " Renown" of the same period but it has a unique stance of it's own , the mechanics are nothing to shout about but in it;s day the performance was considered adequate for the time . After my experience with the Triumph TR2 modifying the chassis to go racing I often fancied building one into a Rod, Just imagine a 2-2 litre street-rod Mayflower with a blower, unfortunately I could never get my hands on one to find out Here is a picture of my MGA twin- cam
That last post should have featured a photo of a Triumph TR2 sports 2 seater, however my computer is having tantrams again and served up an MGA by mistake so here goes I will try again !