With the hood down and shimmering in the Summer sun, there are few cars that look finer than a Triumph Roadster. One can cruise quite comfortably at 55mph, and as a two seater the car is quite roomy; however, it is puzzling to imagine how this vehicle was marketed as a 5 seater for the front seat is crowded with 3 adults and the dickie seats are best attempted by the young and athletic. Acceleration to 60 mph is pedestrian but does not feel as slow as it is in reality. There is some tendency to wallow around corners; the car is something of a lady and does not like to be hurried. I have found my Roadster to be quite dependable (touch wood), the worst crisis being a broken throttle cable on a roundabout. There are still a surprising number of Roadsters still around and, with an active owners club as well as a couple of specialist parts suppliers, getting hold of bits and pieces is not as difficult as with many cars of this era. Certainly a design which was dated when it appeared post-war, today the Roadster projects an aura of refined sophistication; the copious amounts of chrome gleam shamelessly and the enormous bonnet holds the promise of a supercharged V8.