I have 5 MG's and Barbara has one.
1970 MGB Roadster which I bought in 1977 for £800 it has been my every day car ever since. Five years ago a young man with 78 mgs of alcohol in his blood ran into the back of it. He was disqualified from driving for two years and I have rebodied the car. I bought the new shell from the MGBHIVE, who sprayed it, aligned the panels and fitted the windscreen, front grill, door furniture and chrome strips. They did an excellent job as usual. The car has spax shock absorbers front and rear, alloy four pot brake calipers with ventilated discs and a five speed gearbox.
1970 MGB GT. I purchased this car in bits and reassembled it. The body work is a mess and I will clean it up when I can find time. It goes quite nicely despite its appearance. I use it to compete in the MG Car Club Speed Championship. Peter Burgess built the engine about 3 years ago. It generates 125 bhp at the wheels so is quite quick. The car has been heavily modified with 185/65 Yokohama A032 tyres, full roll cage, competition seats, glass fibre bonnet and tailgate, coil over front suspension, Delorrto DHLA48 carburetor and big bore single box exhaust.
1953 MG TF. I purchased this car unseen from California via the Internet. The car was very original and its true there is no rust on a Californian car. The mechanical condition was very poor but I have now rebuilt it and converted it to right hand drive. It has a very heavy oil leak from the rear of the engine which I am told is because the rear bearing housing is badly worn and I will need to fit one of the modern rear oil seals. When I bought the car from the dealer in California he said it was road worthy and that I could drive it from customs. What he actually said was "hey John just take a can of gas and some jump leads and drive it home" It took two hours to start it eventually by towing it, when I put my foot on the brake fluid squirted out of the rear brake cylinders. After a few miles it over heated because the water pump was leaking and there was so much Bars Leak or similar in it that the cooling system was completely blocked up. Those nice people from the RAC took it home for me on a transporter. I do not regret buying the car I have had a lot of fun with it and now it is sorted (almost) it is a good car.
1934 NA Magnette. I bought this car nine or ten years ago. The previous owner had owned it since 1958, he had the special aluminum body made to replace an aluminum body he said dated back to the late 1930's. The car has no windscreen or hood just a pair of aeroscreens. Other modifications are triple carburetors instead of twin carbs, 16 inch wheels instead of 18 inch with 6 inch wide tyres. I use the car for sprints and hill climbs. I have fitted an ENV Pre Selector gear box. There is only one record of the car being used for competition before I bought it, it is reputed to have gained a first class award in the 1935 Chiltern Trial coming second out of 41 cars. The car was fitted with a windscreen, windscreen wiper blades and ,winscreen wiper motor in August 2009.
1973 MGB GT V8. This car has been fully restored at vast expense (£30,000+) over a period of about 8 to 10 years and is in superb condition. The car has a 4.3 litre engine with modified cylinder heads and a Holley carb. It also had RV8 suspension although this has now been changed to John Hoyles coil over system with new 4 pot alloy calipers. It has power steering and a five speed gearbox. The unique feature about the power steering is that it can be turned of or the power varied. The interior has been trimmed in beige leather. I have put it on Peter Burgess's rolling road, its power at 190 bhp is disappointing.
2002 MG ZR 105 This is Barbara's car, it looks very nice despite almost every panel having a dent which which comes from having to park every day in the public car park in Pulborough. It is a very nice car to drive with excellent road holding and has just had a new modified head gasket.