This is the very beginning of what will be a 1960 Triumph Italia 2000 GT Vignale number 122. This car is one of about a hundred cars that survived from the 329 total built between 1959 and 1962. The familiar looking frame and all running gear is Triumph TR3A. The hand-built body is at our sister shop, Pollock Auto Restoration being prepared to be finished beautiful silver that will show off the lines of this handsome car. Stay tuned for more updates as we make progress! See more progess on the Works in Progress page.
The car runs like it just came off the boat! Saturday afternoon, took the car for a spin. Car started on the first try. She purrs like a real Jaguar! It is nice to hop in the car without having to tinker with the engine to get it started. My dad would be very happy with that as well. His friend had to tinker with the car for almost five hours to get it running back in September of 2011. This was my dad's last time he took the car for a ride to the office. When Butch got the car to start, my dad lit up with joy and all the problems with his stage four cancer disappeared. Wahoo he said as they took off onto the road. Nothing better than a ride in an E-type. Had lots of people stare at the car on the way home on the turnpike. Fun car… I plan to make more improvements to the car with the guidance of Ragtops and Roadsters. This has been a great customer experience. Found a team that I can trust 100% to keep my dad's treasure alive and purring like a real cat. Thanks for all that you have done for the Polis family. Bill, Mary Anne, Alexis Polis
Due to a poor weather forecast for Saturday, we decided to move this year’s Open House to Sunday, Mother's Day. We were pleasantly surprised at how many Mom's stopped by for a visit and all Moms got a chocolate treat.
We gave several tours of our shop throughout the day offering a "progress report" on our many different restoration projects. The 1963 Jaguar E-Type got a lot of attention as it is all ready for delivery. Most everyone had come and gone by 2PM just as we as ran out of scones. Thanks to Kyle Kaulback and the Philadelphia Area Lotus Society (PALS), we were very happy to see a very strong presence of Lotus owners this year!
Looking forward to next year.... The Staff at Ragtops & Roadsters
We know you made that New Year’s resolution to not procrastinate this year! We both know it’s in there, just waiting for you to make that decision. Now is the time to contact us to see how we can help you get you favorite classic out past the weather and into the shop for restoration work or the service that you have been putting off. Act now and you could be ready for that springtime drive in a couple of short months! Just call 215-257-1202 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Ragtops & Roadsters, experts in the restoration and service of British automobiles, has become the sole Northeast United States representative for Birkin America. We will offer regional support for Birkin owners and prospective buyers by showing and demonstrating various versions of this Lotus Seven S3 reproduction. Ragtops & Roadsters will offer cars ready to assemble or already built and ready-to-drive cars, as well as service, performance upgrades and, eventually, full race set up.Read More
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You've just purchased the car of your dreams. Pop quiz: What is both the last thing you want to deal with but also the most important? That's right, insurance -- more specifically, specialty insurance for your collector car.
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