When I was a little kid back in the 70's, my aunt had a Triumph TR3. When my family would go visit her, I used to love to sit in it and pretend I was driving. I thought it was the coolest car I had ever seen. I ran across a picture of her with the car a while back and it stirred up all those old memories. So I started keeping my eye out for a Triumph that I could restore. I found a 1965 Spitfire that looked like it was in great shape in a town about 5 hours from my house. I agreed on a price with the owner and went and picked it up. Like many first-time Spit buyers, I didn't check well enough under the car. When I got it home and tore out the carpet, there was almost no floor! (not to mention a-posts, b-posts, sills, rocker panels, seat frames, etc.) As of now, I've got the passenger side almost completely replaced with the help from Victoria British and will soon start on the driver's side. The good thing about the car is that it runs great. All I had to do was some carb work and it fired right up. When I'm finished I will know every inch of this car and will be proud to have saved one more Triumph from the crusher. It may not look like my aunt's TR3, but when I look at the Spit, those are the memories that it rekindles.