Magnificent Machines - The Golden Age of the British Sports Car
Broadcast by the BBC in 2012, showcasing some superb cars via period and modern footage, this is a brilliant programme. Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy. Well done to all those involved in this episode.
Timeshift sets its rear view mirror to look back at the golden age of the British sports car. It's the story of how - in the grey austerity of the post-war years - iconic marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour.
From the MG Midget, much loved by American GIs, through to the more affordable Austin Healey 'frog-eye' Sprite, and the E-Type Jaguar, seen by many as the ultimate sports car, this is a tale of how, for a brief time, Britain was home to two-seater heaven.
Narrated by Tamsin Greig and featuring contributions from Stirling Moss and Quentin Willson.
1972 MGB GT, So Cal, Blue Plate, One Owner 39 Yrs, SOLD!
1972 MGB GT, So Cal, Blue Plate, One Owner 39 Yrs, For Sale
This is a fabulous motorcar! Being a Southern California car since new with one owner for 39 years, this is nearly rust and accident free. Mechanically this motorcar is fully sorted and feels tight and spry. Everything works as it should and is ready to enjoy as is or it can be cosmetically improved for show.
Barbara purchased this GT on June 9, 1972 and took delivery on June 12, 1972 (she had fitted an oil cooler, bumper over-riders and other accessories). She lives in Cerritos (Los Angeles suburb) and sold the car late last year, after 39 years of ownership. In July of 1990 she turned 100,000 miles on the odometer and by the mid-1990's she stored the car as she was getting more elderly. The GT now has 155,000 miles from new but is mechanically fabulous.
The chrome and stainless are in very nice condition and there is almost no rust issues as one would expect from a Southern California motorcar. Recent mechanical re-commissioning includes:
• Rebuilt carbs,
• full new and complete brakes systems,
• heater valve,
• complete tune-up,
• new fuel lines,
• boiled gas tank, and
• various other improvements.
All the work was completed by the engineers at British Service in the Long Beach area.
This GT is complete with the original owners manual and, incredibly, a fastidiously maintained log book that documents every fuel fill-up, oil change, service, battery replacement, tune-up, tire replacement, etc. from January 1976 through 1991. It details the cost of the fuel and even the average miles per gallon for every single tank of gasoline!! For example, on May 26, 1976, Barbara filled up her GT with 9.9 gallons and logged an average of 26.87 mpg!!
This GT was originally delivered in Forest Green and years ago Barbara changed the color to its present red. The paint has crazing and could benefit from a quality repaint (MG's were delivered new with poor quality paint). The body is in overall excellent condition. There are two small areas of surface rust on the passenger's side and it has a very small area with 1/8 inch of filler in the passenger's side rocker panel (see video for details). Overall this is an exceptional body for a chrome bumper GT.
The tan interior is completely original and is in overall nice condition (for being original). There are two tears in the driver's seat cover and discoloration in some of the carpeting, but overall the interior is quite nice and projects a wonderful patina.
All of the instrumentation performs well and the oil pressure and temperature operate exactly as a well performing MGB GT should.
Chrome bumper MGB GT's are very desirable. Southern California, one owner motorcars are the most desirable of any. Although this has patina cosmetically, the mechanics are excellent. The value guide has the GT's at No 1 $14,000, No 2 $9,800 and No 3 at $6,300. This is an excellent motorcar for enjoyment and will likely prove to be a solid investment. Please call Harry at 951.901.5088 with any questions or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST START OF 1974 MGB ROADSTER WHILE MY WIFE CUSSES LIKE A SAILOR :)
I'm in the middle of my second restoration of a 1974 MGB roadster that I originally bought in 1988. This is the first time the car has been started since October 1998.
The funniest part was my wife trying to be funny by being all foul-mouthed since she didn't know she was on video.
The first half of this video is trying to get it started. The second half is of the car running and moving under its own power for the first time in over a decade. Still much to do but it's nice to know the engine survived its long hibernation.
1972 MGB Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1972-mgb-convertible/ for details and to view the photo and video galleries of this nice MGB.
This MGB has been very well taken care of with upgrades and improvements including:
* New classic wire wheels
* New tires
* New seat upholstery and a new dash
* New convertible top
* New brakes (with silicone fluid)
* New clutch (with silicone fluid)
* New front shocks and new rear springs
* New drive shaft
* New Exhaust system and muffler
* New lenses, mirrors, chrome windshield wipers and metal MG insignia on trunk
Call John Snell at 612-805-2428 with questions. Asking 7,995.
Wheeler Dealers S01E05 Golf Mk1 GTI Pt. I
Work completed: Fitted new gear linkage kit, a new brake master cylinder, decals, dials and rev counter, painted GTI trims and fitted a refurbished set of Pirelli alloys.
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a short video of my MG, beginning may seem slow but give it a chance lol. take the car for some "spins"