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Show us your British cars

Congratulations to @LKsE and their beautiful Jaguar E-Type for getting the most likes in our British cars show!

 

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Join our virtual car show with this week's theme: British cars.

 

Reply to this post and include:

  • A few photos of your car
  • The car's year, make, and model
  • Your location
  • (Optional) A short write-up about the car’s history or significance to you

 

No car to submit? No problem. Have fun looking at the pictures and reading stories from others. And make sure you “like” your favorites!

 

The reply with the most likes by next Thursday 28 May will win this week’s show - earning unlimited bragging rights and some Hagerty social media love.

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New Driver

Thanks for the opportunity to show our British cars.
I have a 1960 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELLER.
It elecits smiles, waves, and intense interest wherever I drive it.
We have owned many British cars over years, and this one is a keeper perhaps to hand down to my 7 yr. old grandson who shows a keen interest in it.
The Traveller has an AH Sprite 1275cc engine transplant which makes for reasonable perfomance.
Otherwise it is original.
Trying to keep the hobby vibrant as well.
Most of my earlier Triumphs an Austin America and Hillman Minx have ended up with youger owners so the vehicles will provide many more years of enjoyment.
I live in Toronto, Canada and now that spring is here there are more opportunities for driving and felling good about it during this tough time.

 

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New Driver

This is my 1969 E-Type Jaguar Series 2. FHC 2+2

I have nick named it "My Smile Machine" because I always smile when I go out for a drive as well as receiving many thumbs ups and smiles from those that I pass on the road

 

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Pit Crew

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Community Manager

This is awesome. I haven't seen a Bond Bug in the USA...ever! 

Pit Crew

Thank you Sajeev! Yep there are less than a dozen in North America 🙂

Community Manager

That is amazing! You must be so proud to own one here!
New Driver

Not seen a Bug for ages - great little car

New Driver

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I live in British Columbia and would like to submit pictures of my British cars.

 

I can't seem to get your reply page to accept more than on picture so I hope this is satisfactory. I am a member of the Drivers Club.

 

I am also including pictures of my 1976 Austin Mini but it has now recently been sold.  We purchased it in 2001 .  While in our ownership it covered many miles including Spring Thaw events put on by Classic Car Adventures and sponsored by Hagerty.

 

The MGTC is 1948, we acquired this car in 2006. Since once owning a TD in England and having to sell it we decided that one day we would buy another. After we moved to Canada we eventually saved up enough to buy this car.  Again, it gets driven on a regular basis doing many long trips around British Columbia, Washington and Oregon States.

 

The 1973 MGB GT is a recent addition and was purchased to replace the Mini.

New Driver

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 My 1979 TR 7 was bought from the dealer in Albuquerque, NM, about 10 miles from "home". The first owner, because of a minor gearbox noise, set it up in his garage on a specially-made stand, to repair it-and left it there for 20 years! My good friend, we'll call him Kurtis, then took over and parked outside his garage for another 10 years. I traded him a large custom tile mural for the car, and vowed it would never be idle again! It had only accumulated 60,000 miles. After minor engine repair, a new top, interior, wheels and tires, and metallic-almost-original BRG paint, it has rarely been idle! This pic is at the top of a mountain pass during the Glenwood, CO, MG Car Club Rally, usually in June! 

Intermediate Driver

I have a bit of a weakness for British cars I guess. Here are a couple we raced in Cal Club. The MGB with the Healey 100.Win Riverside 1977 Otis behind 7-14.jpgimage001.jpg1981-5-24 Riverside6c.jpg1981 RIR WIN.jpg

New Driver

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This is our MK1 Lotus Cortina. It is an original Lotus car, and was restored 12 years ago after an engine fire. The car is wonderful to drive! The sound from those Webbers at full chat is glorious!

New Driver

1955 MG TF 1500 located in Norwalk CT

My father purchased this car in 1970.  He had restored one other TF and 2 TD's prior to this one.  The others were sold and this one stayed in the family.  He kept it until about 7 years ago when I inherited it.  Love to go out with my wife on the weekends and turn some heads.MG 1.jpgMG 2.jpgMG 4.jpgMG Dad.jpg

New Driver

1966 Jaguar XK-E type.  I have owned her for 15 years.  After a tow truck mishap, she went for a bare bone restoration.,  She purss like a kitten but has top class.frontal viewfrontal viewback endback endher soulher soul

New Driver

I guess this is a case of better late than never.
Some think a little more modern.

 

This is my 2005 Noble M400.

It does 0-60 in around 3.2 with 425bhp and weighing in at 2600lbs giving it a power to weight ration of 400 hence the name. The M400 was the GT3 of the M12 models. No Driver aids except for power steering not even ABs, its a visceral driving experience.

Its a pretty rare beast, originally the rolling shell was shipped from South Africa with the motor coming from Roush and then assembled in the USA by a builder of your choice, which is similar to the way Lotus used to do it back in the day.

It was designed in sunny Leicester in the Uk by Lee Noble who built several hundred.

I bought this car from Denver, after picking it up I took it to a track day at High Plains raceway then drove it back 900 miles to phoenix ... In summer. it was an eventful journey which ended on a flat bed after a 6 hour hold up on the freeway in 110f.

After a year or so getting is sorted its been an experience!

Enjoy the photos

 

 

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Pit Crew

BODY OFF RESTORATION OF A 1947 TRIUMPH ROADSTER WITH TR4 A ENGINE, FORD 8 INCH 3,55 REAR END, CURRIE AXLES, UPGRADED BRAKES, PERTRONIX, BEVELED AND ETCHED WIND WINGS, BELTED BONNET292.jpeg_DSC3553.jpeg_DSC3554.jpeg_DSC3558.jpeg292.jpegP1060641.jpgP1060652.jpgTRIUMPH DICKEY.jpgP1060621.jpgP1060633.jpgP1060644.jpgP1060652.jpgP1060657.jpgTRIUMPH DICKEY.jpgNET

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The craftsmanship in the restoration is absolutely stunning, I love it! 

Pit Crew

This 3 - wheeler is like flying a Sopwith Camel on the ground. A perfect summer car in all ways. Lots of power, sound, and wind in the face. 125 HP/900#. My dog's favorite ride.DSC_0008.JPGDSC_0009.JPGDSC_0022.JPGDSC_0023.JPGDSC_0024.JPG

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Community Manager

I love the 3-wheel Morgans! So is that chrome plating, chrome vinyl wrap or is that REALLY polished aluminum? 

Pit Crew

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New Driver

Late to the party, but here are a couple of snaps of my 1967 Mini Cooper S. I've owned it since 1989 when it was a sickly beige. Restored in 2012. Drive it when the Texas heat is less than boiling.20140409_170325.jpg12434330745_005de5e836_o (2).jpg2012 Mini Rebuild 123.jpg2012 Mini Rebuild 003.JPG

Pit Crew

I started cleaning this car as a teenager in 1970. In 1983 i was able to purchase it and found that 2 cylinders were dead, timing chain was stretched and brakes boosters were non functional. I parked it and life got in the way.

After 19 years of my own undiscovered barn find, I sent it to Kevin Kay Restorations. I wanted to keep it as close to the build sheet as possible and Kevin allowed me that luxury. No 4.2 upgrade or Harvey Bailey suspension for me. I just wanted to experience it as if I had walked into a dealership and drove it away as new.

The color is Fiesta Red, one of only 42 to leave Newport Pagnell in this livery. Of those, 14 have been verified color changed. As it is an Italian designed body, Fiesta red brings out the flowing lines.

We live about 35 miles north of Monterey and I regularly drive it to Car Week events and have been blessed to win honors at several local shows. 

It's been 15 years since the restoration was completed. I have enjoyed it for several thousand miles and several million smiles. 20200603_114415.jpg

 

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Pit Crew

59 TR3A with overdrive and in Winchester Blue

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Pit Crew

Gorgeous! I have always loved the 3B grille. It completed the TR3 bodyline.

New Driver

How can a car be such a pain in the butt and still be loved and enjoyed?  I can sum that up in two words. . . . It's British.  This is my second TR3.  (I'm obviously into suffering) Bought my first one in Michigan while still in High School.  My second in 1985.  Loved them both but finding qualified and honest mechanics gets harder every year.  Still, I'm not quite willing to let go of this one.  My grand-kids think they are going to get it some day. . . .but they don't know that I will probably want to be buried in it.  READY TO PLAYREADY TO PLAYRESURRECTION AFTER CRASHRESURRECTION AFTER CRASH