Ha, I may be an old git but I still regard cars as toys. I enjoy taking the wife out on Owners Club events for her to be sociable. I hillclimb and sprint my Eunos and my 1934 Austin 7 I did my first hillclimb in my 1967 MGB Roadster back in 1985. My Uncle used to race a road legal MGB Roadster, he was clocked at 140 mph at Silverstone before the circuit got destroyed for modern formula one. He drove from Berkshire to Cornwall had supper with us then drove back to Berkshire to run it in before a race. The MG world also has a pipe and slippers club and a club that actually does sporting events.
Post by Vindi (Russell) on Dec 2, 2020 23:26:57 GMT
Thanks for all the comments and ideas, keep them coming ... it will help spur me on to get this done a bit faster! At this point I've just paid a big deposit but it should officially be mine in about a weeks time
I was digging in the garage and have found a couple of Haynes manuals and a Leyland workshop manual for it ... hoarding stuff is useful once in a while!
I'll try to get a few more pictures of it ... one thing I've learnt is that my car is famous ... apparently it features in a book, and I'll get a copy of the book with the car!
Hi Russell, I would go back to a Mk4 Sprite or a Mk3 Midget over another B My wife fancies a TR2 or narrow mouth TR3 I have go a hankering for a Ginetta G 15 too. The car I miss most is my old Hillman Hunter GLS, superb Q car. ( Engine developed by Holbay Engineering ) I would have another one over another Mk1 Mexico which I sold for the MGB roadster. As far as classic events go I have go that covered with my dads old 1934 Austin Type 65 Sports ( 65 MPH out of a 750 cc sidevalve in 1933/34 ) I have had it doing just over 70 MPH ( it now has a forged crank and rods )its still on wire rope brakes
Hi Suggs, I paid £800 for the Mexico in 1982 it was ten years old and had new front wings fitted and a respray by then. The Austin Seven that is still in my possesion was towed home with the Mexico ( Mexico was Mothers daily driver before she sold it to me at market value ) My dad paid £2000 for the Austin which is now insured for £17000. The Mexico would be worth a lot more than the Austin today. I used to drive a Berkley T60 in 1979/80. So I have been driving ragtops since 1979 and currently have three ragtops in the garage. I have had 11 ragtops since 1977 if I can include 2 2CVs. A little of the MGB topic though.