Open Sports Cars

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by aerone, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. aerone

    aerone Clemson Cafe' Racer

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    Here is my restored 63 TR3b. It's more of a restomod with some up grades. Small mouth front, Supra 5spd, rack & pinion and more.
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  2. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    For some reason I went almost forty years between convertibles - then after renting a Miata for the 2018 Monterey Car week (and putting over 600 miles on it- all with the top down) I decided I needed another convertible which led me to this:

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    Then six weeks after I bought the white 2018 - Mazda announced the 2019 30th Anniversary Miata would be a limited edition in Racing Orange - and I have a thing for orange cars - so six months later I took delivery of this:

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    because they remind me of this - the very first car I ever drove - my dad's 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

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  3. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    Of all my many mistakes, selling this ranks right up there... : )

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  4. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    That Triumph is the perfect colors!
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  5. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Saw this guy rolling down 271 last summer.
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  6. Dave.0

    Dave.0 on the spectrum

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    Here is my Caterham Superlight R
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  7. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    Nice garage.
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  8. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Nearly everything about it is perfect, it's outstanding.

    I’ve had a few open cars, these two probably the longest.

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  9. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    I decided a Harley tricycle would not meet my open air fix.
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  10. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I will bet that the Caterham is a more fun rig to play in on tight, twisty roads but my heart (not my pocketbook) belong to the '67 coupe parked next to it. It's been more than 40 years since I have even been in a 'vette much less owned one so it might not be as enjoyable as I remember from my teens. My hips probably would not let me get out of either car now, gravity having done most of the work getting in.

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  11. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

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    It’s not a cabriolet but it is open, ie, an older Targa I used to autocross. I can’t stand tails on older 911s and soon moved on to another. IIRC that was my second GP Weiss 911, a color I still love but don’t want yet another (unless a perfect deal comes up...) CC4B5BF8-BB6B-422F-AF3B-9AC6E8EB8EB2.jpeg
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  12. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    This is the closest I've come to a sports car. Period articles said it was more of a "sporty small car" I pulled it from a field where it had sat for over 10 years, went over the whole car fixing and repairing what needed done. Now it's my summer commuter and autocross racer.

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  13. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile Supporter

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    My '69 TR6 Roadster.

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  14. aerone

    aerone Clemson Cafe' Racer

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    I had a Jasmine yellow 71 TR6, loved that car. I traded it for a Stag, not the best decision.
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  15. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    My '74 TR6, currently apart due to bad lifters, need to get off my arse and fix it...

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    sold this Birkin S3 a few years ago, was powered by a Ford Zetec engine connected to a T9 5 sp. transmission

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  16. TNWillie

    TNWillie Been here awhile

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    I'm not familiar with the Birkin but bet it'd be a blast. If you don't mind my asking, how much did you get for it?
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  17. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Sold my ‘73 Spitfire last year, after resurrecting it and enjoying it for almost 15 years. It was time but I miss it... I’ll get another (classic little roadster) when life allows.
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  18. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    $17K IIRC, owned it about six years. If I were to buy a Lotus 7 replica again would go with a Caterham rather than a Birkin, the Birkin had some design failings and the parts situation was not great. Mine had been very poorly built by a fly by night dealer and the original owner had no mechanical skills so it wasn't sorted when I bought it either...though the situation might be better now and/or the Birkins on the road have been sorted out by the owner or a good shop.
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  19. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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  20. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile Supporter

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    More of my 6.

    It had been taken off the road in 1995 and I bought the car as a rolling (barely) project about 12 years ago. I've gone through almost everything improving or upgrading much along the way. Miata seats were recently installed and the difference is great. The car is a presentable driver will never be more under my care.

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