Found this one today at the Yacht Club in Puerto Pollensa; I had a beautiful '74 Humber Sceptre, one of those honeys with the black vinyl roof on an aquamarine body - I think it was the model that followed this version, but anyway, mine was based on the Rootes Arrow body style. Loved the damned thing and never felt more "I've arrived" in anything else.
I kept it for four years from new, and by the end, the sills were rusting and I resorted to the old trick of paintig them black. Traded it for the Fiat X1/9... whish I had that now, in Spain, where it might have lasted longer.
Saw a tv programme last night on UK sports cars; today's writers have a different memory about those things than do I. The E-Type was said to be an 'affordable' sports car at two thousand quid; in those days, there were still very few who found that affordable - they were pretty rare, even then. As part of the nonsense about how wonderful UK sports machines were, they showed a very brief clip of La Dolce Vita where Marcello is in his TR2 (?) on the studio version of Rome's Via Veneto. That was touted as a great plug for the car, but they neglected to say that there were also some very cute Alfas as well as two (at least) gorgeous US convertibles featured. Selective quotations...