50 years of MGB and others
I would like to provide a website exclusively for all models of MG to celebrate 50years of MGB. To start things rolling here is a very rare version from back in the good old days before WW 2, This car was rescued from a barn in Bewdley just by the river Severn where it had been subjected to regular floods, year after year for unknown years. The engine block was cracked from severe frost. The radiator was solid with silt and frost damaged and the body wooden frame had suffered from being constantly dunked in river water. The tyres, upholstery, carpets etc were trashed so I virtually rebuilt the car from basics up, with various modifications along the way , until on the last day after several months of work I was ready for the first road test. It was Christmas eve and we were in a mood to celebrate so I went to collect my GF to try and explain why I had spent the last 6 months in a damp old shed instead of with her. We climbed aboard and took off for a fun ride until one mile into the ride we swept round a bend and a rear wheel came completely off and rolled away up the hill !!
MG- PB (1935 Year of manufacture) single OHC engine ,special body work generally known as :- AIRLINE BERLINETTA COUPE.
MG-PB part 2
75 Years of MG TA Heritage.
This car came from a barn in New- Hampshire in the US where it had rested undisturbed since 1947 , it had been lifted up on blocks in order that the owner could make some alterations to unable him to drive the car with prosthesis (tin- legs) unfortunately he never completed this endeavour and the car remained dormant until he died in the 90’s.The story goes that the car was bought new and used by an English bomber pilot officer who failed to return from a raid over Berlin during WW2 .The car was transferred to an American bomber pilot flying B17 (fortress) with the 8th air-corp also flying over Berlin, he subsequently crash landed on returning to base in the UK and lost his legs in the accident
The car was shipped to New-England by the military and delivered to the owners house where it was placed on blocks until the owner recovered enough to undertake the work.
When I obtained it the block was badly cracked from frost damage right across the core plugs. The winters in New-Hampshire can be very severe . I tried a cheapo stitch-weld but that was unsuccessful so a replacement block had to be found .The rest of the car required a complete makeover which was carried out in the typical American way ( white-walls and all) , simply because the customer’s always right and one play’s to the market that you happen to be in.
MG TA (1937)
Thanks. Rolymo35 is the only interesting poster left on here now. Hope he gets the hang of posting photos as he comes up with a lot of interesting stuff.
try again for 12th time today, man this photo system sucks ?
Dug this MG TC out of a barn in Florida where it had been incarcerated since the early 70's, started the rebuild with a powder coated chassis to preserve the basics.
progressing a little way into the rebuild,
You got there in the end , lovely car.