Unlike Aston Martin’s, Range Rover’s or Bentley’s, James Bond isn’t often associated with Triumph cars, though Sean Connery did drive one early in the movie Diamonds are Forever… But I have always thought of them as a quintessential English vehicle. Convertibles are particularly appealing, at least in temperate countries, but I agree with those of you shaking your heads that if you took one of these for a paseo down EDSA and were beside large non-airconditioned buses you would probably have someone intentionally or unintentionally spit on you or burn your leather upholstery with a burning cigarette butt.
Early on a Sunday morning in Paris, on my way to the organic market on Boulevard Raspail, I watched as a parade of convertibles, mostly triumphs, sped down the Boulevard, at least 18 of them in all. I managed to snap just a few photos, and I think one of the cars is a Jaguar, of these men/women and their beloved vintage cars.
It was a fairly crisp morning at say 48-50F + wind chill, so that’s why some of these folks look bundled up. Not sure where they were headed, but I hope it was out to the country for a wonderful lunch in some little brilliant restaurant hideaway.
I’ve always wanted a convertible, but as I mention above, it isn’t practical in Manila. :)