Warren you know i'm happy to share.
Yes, i'm quite certain about that fact. They had no qualms about borrowing colours from the stock they had on hand. Jaguar, BMC, Triumph etc.
Gerald, good point about that towbar theory. Not sure how long it's been there but a bit of salty goodness could have been washed up under the rear screen and made a nest there. I don't think it's an excessive amount of rust for a Kiwi car, but it's usually in the sills and D posts and the boot floor. I've seen worse.
I'm not sure about renting them out, i've had perfectly reliable cars fail when I let other people drive them. I suspect that the only reason they are so good for me is 'mechanic's syndrome.' Used to get it all the time when I was freelance, customer would arrive and say "my car's making this funny noise" and i'd drive it... nothing.
it may simply be my own personal faith in the car that keeps it running, like how jumbo jets work.
I did however loan my TC out for an episode of 'Underbelly'. $300 for an evening's use of the car in a minor scene.
Don't see much of it unfortunately, just a bit of the bootlid and taillights as a guy was putting stuff in it.
1965 2000 Estate, Blue, grey int
1967 2000 auto, Arden, black int, Magstars, Nada
1968 2000 TC, Venetian red, black int, Wires
1972 3500 Auto, Davos, red int, Factory AC, Rostyles
1973 3500 Auto, Turquoise, sandalwood int, Rostyles
1973 3500S 5 spd, Cameron, buckskin int, SD1 alloys
1973 Triumph Stag, Red, tan int, Lhd
1994 Range Rover County lwb, Black, Lhd