Southern California is home to a seemingly endless supply of astounding cars hiding in garages, warehouses and barns. For those of us residing in the other 49 States, I suppose it’s too bad for us.
For the past 27 years, an early-postwar Italian-blooded racing machine has been resting quietly in the Southern California garage of Richard Wolff. Wolff is no ordinary caretaker. Originally from Aachen, Germany, Wolff is a man with more than one passion. As a professional Chef (now semi-retired), he’s travelled the world tasting and creating culinary delights. By his account, he’s also fanatical about the automobile. Wolff said, “When I own a car I have a hard time even thinking about letting it go. I bought a Triumph TR4A in 1974 when I was 20. I’ve driven that one all over Europe and the United States. I’ve also slept in the car on many occasions. You might say we’ve been through a lot together. I could never even think about selling the car. That’s the madness.”
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