All Triumphs are rubbish.

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Discuss...

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Definitely! But that's part of the appeal of most classics...

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Definitely! But that's part of the appeal of most classics...

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Definitely not. In fact, very few Triumphs are rubbish (though I would be hard-pressed to argue the case for one or two). For the most part they offered exceptional value for money and quality new and are even better value for money now.

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Let me clarify: Cars built by Triumph before 1972 (Herald, 1300, Vitesse, 2000, 2500 PI, all TRs etc. etc.)

Cars that never had the BL badge.

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James Elliott wrote:

Definitely not. In fact, very few Triumphs are rubbish (though I would be hard-pressed to argue the case for one or two). For the most part they offered exceptional value for money and quality new and are even better value for money now.

Exactly. Rock on.

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Okay, if truth be told my answer was meant to be tongue in cheek (as, I suspect, was the original post, coming as it did from a Herald owner), and I have to confess that I've been lusting over The Beast for years James. I just hope you're not vaunting their merits because you've decided to sell it - of the fleet it's the one I'd keep.

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Coventry Climax wrote:

Okay, if truth be told my answer was meant to be tongue in cheek (as, I suspect, was the original post, coming as it did from a Herald owner), and I have to confess that I've been lusting over The Beast for years James. I just hope you're not vaunting their merits because you've decided to sell it - of the fleet it's the one I'd keep.

So you're a secret Triumph hankerer, eh?  ; - )

Yes, very true, the thread has a lighthearted base to it but there is a serious side also. And no, wouldn't sell my Herald for anything.

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So you're a secret Triumph hankerer, eh?  ; - )

Looks like you've sussed me out! I could actually quite fancy a Stag or a TR6 in a nice period colour - the perfect antidote to the regulation black late-model 911 that everybody else in Frankfurt seems to own.

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Triumph owners are the worst for being determined to ruin their cars. of all the cars marques i deal with, triumph owners are determined to spoil the handlin of their cars by completely modifying their cars then fitting the cheapest tyres they can get, which are far too fat and then make the handling heavy and vague instead of light and progressive. if you want a car that gips like stink then lets go all of a sudden, don't buy a nice old classic British sports car get an Aerial Atom.

Fat tyres on classic triumphs is a missguided mistake made by cowards that have decided that being able to brake better in a straight line and never do a wheel spin is more important than the cars light sporty progressibve handling. fat tyres are put onto Triumphs by people that mistakenly bought the wrong car.

here is a film i put on you tube with more scathing coments about inappropriate tyre fitment onto Triumphs. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50kZ8PHl9I&feature=plcp&context=C4fac540VDvjVQa1PpcFPsJhX1dbB3JIjBBZYJFLUU4mk2ls9arUY%3D

Don't get me wrong i love Triumphs. one of the lads that used to work here had a Spitfire abnd now he has a TR6. i have driven both and i loved them. i have also raced a TR2 which was a fantastic light chauckable well balanced car which is why i think it is such a shame that people put all this money into spoiling their cars.

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Dougal Cawley wrote:

Triumph owners are the worst for being determined to ruin their cars. of all the cars marques i deal with, triumph owners are determined to spoil the handlin of their cars by completely modifying their cars then fitting the cheapest tyres they can get, which are far too fat and then make the handling heavy and vague instead of light and progressive. if you want a car that gips like stink then lets go all of a sudden, don't buy a nice old classic British sports car get an Aerial Atom.

Fat tyres on classic triumphs is a missguided mistake made by cowards that have decided that being able to brake better in a straight line and never do a wheel spin is more important than the cars light sporty progressibve handling. fat tyres are put onto Triumphs by people that mistakenly bought the wrong car.

here is a film i put on you tube with more scathing coments about inappropriate tyre fitment onto Triumphs. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50kZ8PHl9I&feature=plcp&context=C4fac540VDvjVQa1PpcFPsJhX1dbB3JIjBBZYJFLUU4mk2ls9arUY%3D

Don't get me wrong i love Triumphs. one of the lads that used to work here had a Spitfire abnd now he has a TR6. i have driven both and i loved them. i have also raced a TR2 which was a fantastic light chauckable well balanced car which is why i think it is such a shame that people put all this money into spoiling their cars.

Really. I've owned Triumphs, off and on, since 1981 and I've never come across any owner ruining their car... Oh, there was one occasion when someone left some mackrel in the boot of a Dolomite : sounds a bit fishy: (raises eyebrows).

That's the first I've heard of anyone runing a Triumph by attaching extra large wheels. 

BTW, why put a film on YouTube?

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR9BbcmbrVU&feature=related