We at TTS spend a lot (a LOT) of time looking at classified ads for cars – just like we know a lot of you do. Some of us <ahem!> have … Continue Reading How to Sell Your Car in 2020, COVID-19, and Beyond..
In an effort to get the bad taste of last week’s 1997 Camry (which did, incidentally, come with the most entertaining CraigsList ad I’ve read in quite a while) out … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1997 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas
In a world where sketchy Fiat 850 Spiders are selling for nearly US$10 Grand, there are few classic European roadsters that can still be bought for that amount in anything … Continue Reading 1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500: Still Attainable… For Now
First things first: let’s get the inevitable Grey Poupon jokes out of the way. “Pardon me, but…” yadda, yadda, and so on. Great. There. Now, let’s take a real look … Continue Reading 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II: British Elegance for Pence on the Pound
Every time I turn around these days it seems like another manufacturer is forfeiting good old burbling big-displacement torquetastic motoring for force-fed fours and sixes. It would appear that the … Continue Reading Power, Poise and a Vanishing Breed: Five V8 Sedans on the Cheap
It’s amazing what a little bit of bad PR from 40+ years ago can do to a car company. Even Jaguar cars from the Ford period forward depreciate like just … Continue Reading 1984 Jaguar XJ6 5-Speed: Find Another One in the States…
So spring (or summer, apparently) has sprung – at least in the Mid-Atlantic region, but also throughout much of the rest of the country, from what I hear. What that … Continue Reading Top Down Fun: Nine Convertibles for Ten Grand or Less
Chances are if you’ve found this blog and you’re reading this post that you share with us some degree of automotive enthusiasm. So when it comes time for you to … Continue Reading 1989 Bentley Turbo R: For the Price of a Six Year-old Camry…..
A friend and colleague of mine recently passed-away. He was an old-school Brit who had been in journalism, public relations, and public affairs for longer than most of us have … Continue Reading 1992 Range Rover Classic: Bad Ones Can Go Anywhere.. Imagine What Good Ones Can Do!
My wife and I were married fifteen years ago this year – the happiest years of my life. We’ve had two wonderful children, seen each other build healthy careers, and … Continue Reading Find them for Yourself: Where do the Cool Cars Come From?
I cannot tell you definitively if the British or the Italians actually invented the two-seater sports car, but both take credit. My money is on the Brits, at least for … Continue Reading And now for something completely different: 1985 TVR Tasmin 280i Convertible
If you were a budding Car Geek in the 1970s and/or 1980s, exotic supercars were all wedge-shaped – Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, and perhaps the most wedge-shaped of them all was … Continue Reading Bond Car (Submarine) Bargain: 22K Mile 1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo
As a Car Geek, I love a classic GT. You know – a small, personal car with enough performance to keep it interesting, lines that hearken back to a time when cars … Continue Reading Give me a (Shooting) Brake: 1973 Volvo P1800ES and 1976 Jensen GT
It was 1984. I was 13 and my family had just moved from Southeast Asia back to New England. Among the important tasks that had to be completed (there was … Continue Reading 1974 Jensen-Healey Roadster: Lotus Power and British Reliability……
The Jaguar XJ-S replaced the aging E-Type in 1975, but purists were not amused. While there was no question to the E-Types prowess as a performance sports car despite the numerous … Continue Reading 1984 Jaguar XJ-S H.E. V12 – Flying Buttresses Abound!
By the very nature of the fact we write this thing, you know we like stupid cars. What makes a car stupid? In my mind it is the potential hassle … Continue Reading 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II: No, I Won’t Pass the Bleeding Grey Poupon!