In a major city like Barcelona, there's no shortage of things to see. This major Spanish city is worth a visit for the Gaudi architecture alone, not to mention the general architecture, parks and avenues. On a recent visit, I discovered the recently unearthed ruins of 18th century Barcelona beautifully preserved and presented under the Mercat del Born public market. Barcelona should be on anyone's list of cities in Europe to visit!
As an unrepentant car fan, I was also extremely pleased to run across a lovely car I had never seen before. This model happened to be British in origin, a handsome and clean Triumph 2000. Knowing nothing about this car (except that it had overdrive, as a badge on the rear proudly stated!), I had to look it up, and discovered that the 2000 was produced from 1964 until 1969. The 2000 was meant to offer the low operation and maintenance costs of an 'average' car with upscale comfort and luxury features unexpected for the class.
This handsome light blue sedan was in beautiful shape, and only needed a wheel detail to look perfect. A touch of chrome trim added to the design without being too flashy, making this Triumph a surprisingly understated sight on a Barcelona street filled with modern vehicles. The 'Overdrive' badge suggested this was an automatic model, which struck me as surprising in Europe where manual transmissions have long been the norm.
While it's still common enough to see sporty Triumph coupes and convertibles out, especially when the nice weather hits, you don't see a car like this 2000 sedan every day. Barcelona is a fantastic city with lots of sights and sounds to entertain a tourist, but for a car fan, a discovery like this only makes it better. This Triumph-ant visit makes me want to get back and discover even more!
Welcome! My name is Paul, and I am an old-fashioned, low-pressure, low-buck car fan with lots of automotive stories to tell!