Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

I owned a chrome bumper MGB road­ster in the early Sev­en­ties, but wasn’t drawn to own­ing an MG in the same way oth­ers are. My car pre­vi­ously be­longed to Colin Grant of the MG Car Club; when he drove to visit me and my part­ner Stuart, I said that I loved his car and that if at any time he was think­ing of sell­ing it for him to please give me first re­fusal. He told me quite plainly that it wasn’t for sale. Shortly af­ter that, Stuart gifted it to me as a 60th birth­day present!

The Mul­berry Red paint­work of this par­tic­u­lar spe­cial edition was very much the draw. It’s not my ev­ery­day car, so I class it as my ‘fun car’ which I use for so­cial events, such as MGs in the Park and the re­cent Old Specked Hen Run. My hus­band and I try to get as in­volved with the MGCC’s Abing­don branch and take part in as many events as we can now that we’re both re­tired. In my old MGB, when you sat in it you felt like you were sit­ting on the ground with your legs stretched out. In the MGF, it’s in be­tween a sports car and a sa­loon in terms of its driv­ing po­si­tion, so you’re com­fier in the seat.

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