Author: Reid Trummel

An Open Window to Fun

No window of opportunity stays open forever, but in the case of the Triumph TR6, it has been open a long time. Long thought to be undervalued amaong those who expected it would follow the Big Healey’s valuation path upwards over the past decade and a half, TR6 prices haven’t […]

Fun With the Poor Man’s XKE

There aren’t many sleepers in the collector car world with the endearing qualities of the Triumph GT6. It’s a British child of the Swingin’ Sixties, it’s rarely seen, it’s a crowd-pleaser and it’s just a plain hoot to drive. If you fit in it. Produced for just seven years through […]

1936 MG PB Roadster

  Eligible for the most prestigious events Matching numbers No reserve An evolution of the J2 model, the MG PB distinguished itself in particular by an engine with three bearings, a bigger displacement — and shorter gear ratios than the PA version. This delightful and efficient roadster with an overhead-camshaft […]

1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Roadster

Original left-hand-drive delivery Matching numbers and colors No-expense-spared restoration from 2015 to ’16 4-speed manual/overdrive gearbox Left-hand-drive chassis 230671, a desirable BN2 model with 4-speed and overdrive, was completed in March 1956 for export to the United States. The car was originally finished in Healey Blue with matching interior trim […]

1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special

This is a two-owner car originally from Laguna Beach, CA. The restoration was completed by David Zumstein. It is said that he has restored many concours-winning English cars. The engine was rebuilt with higher-performance cams, pistons and valve-train components to give the car a little more power for the driver […]

Courtesy of H&H Auctions

1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe

One of just 91 examples produced with coachwork by Abbott of Farnham during a four-year production run, OLY136 was first registered on March 25, 1954. In the current ownership since 2007, the car was entrusted to marque specialists Classic Restorations Ltd. in 2009 to carry out soda blasting of the […]

Erik Fuller ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

1959 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7

Following the debut of the original 4-cylinder Austin-Healey 100 in 1952, and the subsequent change to the 6-cylinder 100-6 in 1956, the British Motor Corporation in 1959 launched the car that would become the defining model of the range: the 3000. As it had a 3-liter engine that could produce […]

Courtesy of Bonhams

1955 MG TF 1500 Roadster

As popular now among enthusiasts of traditional British sports cars as it was in its heyday, the TF was mechanically little different from the outgoing TD II. The TF kept its predecessor’s body center section, while featuring a changed front end with shortened, sloping, radiator grille and headlamps faired into […]

Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

1960 Lotus Elite Series II

With the Lotus 14 of 1959 — better known as the Elite — Colin Chapman demonstrated that his skills as a racing-car designer and constructor could just as easily be applied to production road cars. Just as innovative as Lotus’s outright competition cars, the Elite featured a fiberglass monocoque body […]

1970 Lotus Europa S2

This 1970 Lotus Europa S2 has a 1,565-cc 4-cylinder engine with 4-speed manual transmission, new chrome bumpers, tires and Panasport wheels. Runs and drives very nicely. The beautiful hand-laid fiberglass body was treated to recent refinish in Lotus Yellow. Upgrades include tuned exhaust, wheels and tires. One of 1,529 cars […]