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7 rare machines from British by the Sea

One of the biggest annual classic events in the U.S. (that celebrates machinery from Old Blighty), second in size and stature only to British Invasion in Stowe, Vermont.

There is no shortage of Triumph roadsters in the U.S., but when was the last time you saw a Triumph 2000 sedan? This is indeed one of the early Mark I cars which were styled by Giovanni Michelotti and used 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter straight-six engines, as the name suggests. The 2000 was available in sedan and station wagon form, at least in Europe, but it was the Triumph roadsters that Americans were after. An update in 1969 would see the front fascia changed out to one similar to the Stag’s — that’s why this car looks familiar even if you’re not into British cars per se. But the 1969 update would not resolve various issues which were traced to under-engineering and having been built for the British climate. 1977 would be the last year for the Triumph 2000 and 2500, as that’s when British Leyland threw most of its weight behind the fashionably styled but not necessarily innovative Rover SD1.