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Old 4th November 2019, 18:29   #21
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After our chat yesterday Wes, I have had a couple of Midgets, an early 1275cc and a rubber bumper 1500cc that I acquired from my Father.
Also an MGB GT and a MGB Roadster, which was a Heritage shell rebuild.
Here is the car the day I sold it, shortly after my son was born.



My son is now 16 years old.
This was my favourite MG, I loved that car.

It had a pack away hood, which was assembled rather like a frame tent and the poles for the structure and the hood lived in the boot.
A bit of a pain to put up and down, but gave the car a lovely clean look, when the roof was off.
I remember, one hot summer we drove to Bruges and Amsterdam with the roof down for a couple of weeks.

Worth quite a bit now, I suppose.
Despite the reg, it wasn't Naf at all.
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Old 4th November 2019, 21:07   #22
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Superb picture Bob, or should I say Daniel O'Donnell.

Don't they grow up fast Bob, 16 years goes by with a blink of an eye, and that car is a thing of beauty, I bet you wish you had kept it now. The car is still alive Bob, its got a current MOT until 3rd June 2020, the MOT history is pretty impressive for a 51 year old stunner.

Have you got a pic of your GT Bob, that would be good to see?
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Old 4th November 2019, 21:58   #23
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A chrome bumper red MGB roadster on chrome wire wheels, does it get any more "classic car" than that?
Id happily have one in my garage to sit alongside my Mk1 Mini
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Old 4th November 2019, 22:17   #24
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A chrome bumper red MGB roadster on chrome wire wheels, does it get any more "classic car" than that?
Id happily have one in my garage to sit alongside my Mk1 Mini
I agree.

Does anyone know why MG decided to put the silly huge black rubber bumpers on such a lovely classic shaped car, what were they thinking?

Sorry to the black bumper lovers.
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Old 4th November 2019, 22:31   #25
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I agree.

Does anyone know why MG decided to put the silly huge black rubber bumpers on such a lovely classic shaped car, what were they thinking?

Sorry to the black bumper lovers.
You can blame the yanks Wes, in the mid 70's the rubber bumpers were fitted in line with regulations in certain states.
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Well I like mine, I can just run it into the wall to park it at home, jolly convenient!
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Midget al the way!!

Bought mine when I was 20, restored it and still have it at 45!
Excelent machine which makes you feel you go fast!
Mine has a 160bhp K-engine in with 5 speed (ford) gearbox, great pocketrocket.
Room enough and im 1.84mtr.
Took it to every corner in the UK, done the Alps, anual weekend on the NurnburgRing and trackdays.
There is Always something you like to improve on it so its a great hobby!

I dont see being in a small car in modern traffic as dangerous but there is one tip to make sure people dont run you over: drive faster then anybody else!
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Midget al the way!!

Bought mine when I was 20, restored it and still have it at 45!
Excelent machine which makes you feel you go fast!
Mine has a 160bhp K-engine in with 5 speed (ford) gearbox, great pocketrocket.
Room enough and im 1.84mtr.
Took it to every corner in the UK, done the Alps, anual weekend on the NurnburgRing and trackdays.
There is Always something you like to improve on it so its a great hobby!

I dont see being in a small car in modern traffic as dangerous but there is one tip to make sure people dont run you over: drive faster then anybody else!
Thanks for the write up, I love the fact that you have kept it all this time, certainly makes the car very special, well done.
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I'll never forget the first time I drove an MGB - it was thoroughly awful - cramped, harsh, noisy and slow, to say nothing of the rust, reliability and safety issues. Soooo disappointing. I may be wrong but can only imagine the Midget is worse.... Each to their own, but if it has to be a 2 seater ragtop then I would say avoid these stone age disasters and buy an MX5.
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I'll never forget the first time I drove an MGB - it was thoroughly awful - cramped, harsh, noisy and slow, to say nothing of the rust, reliability and safety issues. Soooo disappointing. I may be wrong but can only imagine the Midget is worse.... Each to their own, but if it has to be a 2 seater ragtop then I would say avoid these stone age disasters and buy an MX5.
You just may well be correct, I'm beginning to share your views, why the prices of these things are on the rise is beyond me. They look the part, but driving one is another matter, someone remind me again why I want to buy one?
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