Tim Olson, 67, a retired middle school teacher of Skokie, Ill., on his 1960 Triumph Herald, as told to A.J. Baime.
When you buy an old car, it’s like a mystery you want to solve. I bought my Triumph sight unseen off Craigslist, for $4,000 in the fall of 2012. I started a full restoration, and the more I took the car apart, the more I learned about it.