I Had a Phaeton when I was 17. Sold it because it had no hood (top that is!) and girls on dates objected to getting rained-on. Then I saw a yellow roadster for sale in Sanff Ave for 230 pounds – it looked immaculate inside, outside and under – I remember the suspension was painted body-colour yellow , unlike mine which had a thick layer of greasy grunge under it. It was well out of the league of a poor student, so I said “I will get one of those one day”. I went out of my way to pass it every day until it was sold a few weeks later. 53 years later I have my own roadster, a 1930 model. And I still love the shape, the sound and the torque of that lovely old motor. It reminds me of really old (proper!) hot-rods, which I also couldn’t afford back in the 60’s either. And now the roadster has a younger sister – A 1931 Ruby-red Tudor, which will be back on the road very soon. Diane bought it and named it RUBY31. My Roadster is HJFORD.
I would love a coupe and a tow truck—— we will see!