MGB GT

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - DAVID SIMIS­TER ED­I­TOR

So far this sum­mer a hec­tic sched­ule of house-hunt­ing and head­ing to clas­sic shows with CCW has meant that the few out­ings I’ve had at the helm of CKE 303K have been all-too brief – and I’m miss­ing hav­ing a bit of fun with it.

Not that the ‘B’s just been sit­ting in the garage, you un­der­stand. It’s spent the sum­mer since its ser­vice and MoT in South­port rack­ing up the miles on reg­u­lar trips to the su­per­mar­ket and gen­er­ally earn­ing its keep in a house­hold where all the cars – clas­sics in­cluded – are ex­pected to pitch in.

Dur­ing that time the reg­u­lar use it’s en­joyed while I haven’t been around has done the MG the world of good, fir­ing up first time, ev­ery time. In fact, the only thing that’s gone wrong with it in the six months since it earned its an­nual ticket was the front num­ber plate mak­ing a bid for free­dom on a week­end out­ing to An­gle­sey; it man­aged to de­tach it­self on the A5 not far from the Me­nai Bridge, but has since been reat­tached and the cul­prit – a mount­ing that had rusted through over time – has been sorted out. Other than that, it man­aged to com­plete the 300-mile trip with­out so much as a cough – proof pos­i­tive that the bombproof re­li­a­bil­ity the MG showed on its big trip to the High­lands last year ( CCW, 15 June, 2016) wasn’t a one-off.

So, the ‘B’s clearly been on its best be­hav­iour lately; and that’s good, be­cause word has reached me from the North West that the FLM Panel­craft Range Rover is los­ing clutch fluid.

Can’t wait to take the MG out for a proper drive again…

The ‘B’s out­ings this sum­mer have in­cluded a trip to the Me­nai Strait in An­gle­sey.

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