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Re: Show us your British cars

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This is my 1961 Austin Healey Mark 1, Bugeye Sprite. I did a total ground up, 3 year restoration when I retired in 2007. Work included the replacement of approximately 20% of the sheet metal, including the floor pans. The original 948/4speed was replaced with a rebuilt 1275 out of a 1974 MG Midget and a 5 speed transmission out of a 1980 Datsun 210. The painting was done in my garage.

 

Dave S

Williamsport, Pa 

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Re: Show us your British cars

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Here is OUR MG, our 1973 MGB tourer. We have owned this car since 1983. We taught both our kids how to drive and shift in the MGB. It is part of our family.  We are members of the MG Car Club Western New York Centre and attend rallys, car shows and cruise nights in OUR MGB. We have driven it as far as Canada to join up with a multi MG car club picnic, and I regularly drive to Watkins Glen every September for the Vintage Grand Prix weekend. I enter the MG  in the Glenkhana every year! Its a fun little car to drive and work on! It has been repainted twice in original Glacier White, and I even was in an accident with the MGB about 12 years ago. I had the engine rebuilt around 2015 and over the years have repaired or replaced many parts so she runs like new. I have done most of the work my self and that's part of the fun! A few years ago I bought a factory hardtop from a fellow club member and had it painted to match the car. It makes it much more snug for fall and early spring drives! MGB Hdtp.jpgWatkins Glen vintage 2014.jpgOURMG 1983.JPGmg club picnic.jpg

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Re: Show us your British cars

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Forgot to add to OUR MG we live in Victor, New York.

 

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Re: Show us your British cars

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Dave S

Williamsport, Pa

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Re: 2013 MORGAN 3 - Brooklands Edition #50/50

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

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Re: KEITH WAHL'S 1947 TRIUMPH 1800 ROADSTER

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

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Re: Show us your British cars

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 1953 RR SS, LONG BEACH, CA. Original owner - Viscountess of Shropshire. Delivered to USA by her family in 1977. I am first non-family owner.

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Re: Show us your British cars

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Recently purchased this 1969 Morris Minor Traveller from long time open wheel racer Mike Rand. It has the "big" 1100cc motor. 🙂 Right hand drive. Front brakes have MG Midget disk upgrade and rear shocks converted to modern tube shocks.  It's noisy, smelly, under powered, under suspended, uncomfortable to drive... And I love it!

 

The perfect conveyance for my gear bag when racing at Lime Rock Park 13 miles away.

 

Being a Wallace and Gromit car that is beyond cuteness can't drive or park anywhere without getting smiles, a wave and/or pleasant conversation. There are only a few reasons to own a car like this and even fewer reasons not to own it. 🙂

 

Let's play, "One of these things is not like the other..." (And I don't own the other!)

 

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Let's play, "One of these things is not like the other..."Let's play, "One of these things is not like the other..."

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Re: Show us your British cars

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My 1977 MGB with a 1980 Rover 3.5 V8.  Bought the shell in 2000, on the road in 2005.  Along with the V8, “Sebring” fender flares were added.  1st Gen MX5 seats, Minilite wheels.

I’m currently working on a 1970 MGB GT with another Rover V8.  I’ve owned a 1974 B roadster,  a 1994 MG RV8 and a 1974 Austin Mini.  Those cars have gone on to new caretakers.

 

Happy Motoring!

Simon Austin

Surrey BC