The owner of our featured car, Emma Jane, grew up in the deep south of the South Island and knows what a hard winter can be like. However, she has always been drawn to convertibles, and “if it’s not raining, the top will always be down.”
Emma Jane’s first car-related memory was provided by her grandfather’s early Singer. “I vividly remember sitting in it pretending to drive. It had a push-out windscreen, running boards, and the interior had that wonderful smell of leather.”
At the age of 15 Emma Jane got her licence, and her first car was a little Mini. In her early 20s the first of three Triumph Heralds came into her life. “It was a 1964 Triumph Herald convertible, white with red interior – I absolutely loved it! I think this is where my love of convertibles started.”
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