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Car of the Week - December 9th, 2011

Sports Car Market has chosen Richard Saunders’ 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week!

Richard is what you would call a long-term owner. He’s had this gorgeous blue ’49 Triumph since 1969. And for the first ten years of ownership he used it as a daily driver. Over the extended ownership period, he’s taken her from Cornwall to Scotland. “I have travelled all over the British Isles in it.”

The car’s flamboyant styling is elegantly presented in this professional studio photograph. The car’s hallmarks include three abreast seating, prominent fenders and a deeply inset radiator and grille. The session was a gift from a friend upon Richard’s retirement. It was restored in 2004, what Richard calls a “nut and bolt” job, and it appears stunning.

Recent sales data has shown good to excellent 2000 Roadsters averaging $24k to $45k each. Although there’s little chance Richard will be parting with his anytime soon.

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.



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