Weekend Reflections: Bergerac's Roadster

Posted by sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 5 November 2010 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Bergerac's Triumph Roadster used in the TV series which ran for 87 episodes in the 80s and early 90s is currently on display at Jersey Goldsmiths. The Roadster has an aluminium and ash body on a shortened chassis. Power comes from a standard ohv 1776cc engine supplied by Jaguar. Top speed was 70 mph but it took over 30 seconds to reach sixty.

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Sylvia from Seattle, United States

Terrific looking car! And great reflections! Interesting history! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

5 Nov 2010 3:56pm

EG Wow, Canada from Canada

I wish I could afford to drive something as neat as that!

5 Nov 2010 4:00pm

Bonjour Luxembourg from Luxembourg

Congratulations Gerald,
This picture has so many and beautiful reflections, the vintage car is outstanding!
Happy weekend,
Léia

5 Nov 2010 4:38pm

RuneE from Norway

Well polished and maintained. That is one to have around town.

5 Nov 2010 4:54pm

Dave Williams from United Kingdom

People have fond memories of this car in the Bergerac programmes, so I looked it up on Wikipedia. Apparently the car: 'was very temperamental and caused immense problems during filming. John Nettles loathed it.'

7 Nov 2010 10:21am

Robert Cox from Ocean Grove, Australia

I guess the car was used in an unrestored state during filming. Comments on the later restoration state that all the problems John Nettles complained about were fixed. Certainly is a beautiful (if not powerful) car.

9 Feb 2013 6:23am

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