‘My J2 was found in a gun pit on Sal­is­bury Plain'

1932 MG J2 & 1968 MGB Liz and Rob Pais­ley, Kirkby Stephen

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I bought the J2 from the MOD in De­cem­ber 2017. It's my dream long-term project and now lives in my garage next to my MGB. It was found in a gun pit near Larkhill mil­i­tary camp on Sal­is­bury Plain. I have dis­man­tled the front axle and had it straight­ened and I'm hop­ing to bring the car back to life in no more than 12 years. I then plan to en­ter it in the VSCC Hon­is­ter Slate Mine Trial, as I live in Cum­bria.

Re­cently the for­mer squad­die who crashed it into the pit in the first place got in touch. Back then the sol­diers used it as a toy! One day they rolled it up to the top of a hill and rolled it down, which is how it crashed.

I bought my MGB in 2010 and did a num­ber of events in it, hop­ing to com­plete the Sol­way Rally in it this year. It’s a Texas car that came over in the Nineties and was re­stored in 1998.

The J2 as found – it should be ready by 2030.

The J2 now lives next to Rob and Liz's MGB.

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