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Hell, the car isn't even clean...

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And it's not even my car!

But that didn't stop me from spending a good part of my day driving it. :)

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1959 Triumph TR3A, for anyone who's curious.

It's my friend's car, but he has more cars than he knows what to do with so I occasionally steal this one for a bit. :)

The thing is a joy to drive, but god is the thing a mess. Every time you drive it something else is broken. Silly British cars. :)
 

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Tisk, tisk, tisk! Shame on you.... taking a selfie in the mirror while driving!
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If I had taken that while actually driving, the picture would have looked more like this...

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Reminds me of an old MG I used to have long ago. :)
You should have returned it with a fresh detail done on it.
 

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TR3 was the very first sports car I ever seen, at the age of 11. Out on the prairies such things only existed in magazines sold in the bigger towns.
 
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Reminds me of an old MG I used to have long ago. :)
You should have returned it with a fresh detail done on it.

hehe, well I still have it. :) It still needs to be cleaned but I figured I'd wait until we fixed the non-working marker light, the non-working headlights, the (now) non-working fuel gauge and turn signals.............

:)

I love it! Cool looking dash, beautiful paintjob... yeah, a money pit. So what? ;)

haha... well, the good news is the parts for it are cheap. The labor, however, is never-ending.

TR4? W/ original Lucas (aka "The Prince of Darkness") electrics?

TR3... but yes. The Dark One's name is printed all over the inside of that car.

TR3 was the very first sports car I ever seen, at the age of 11. Out on the prairies such things only existed in magazines sold in the bigger towns.

Oh that's cool!
 

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Very sweet car.
 
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heheh... I do I do. :)
 

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I remember working on a car like that once.

Once.

The wiring was a rat's nest.

Literally.

Rats had been living in the car for years.
 
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heheh... that's NOT uncommon. :)
 

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Cars like that are why British mechanics are very, very good.
 

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