This hardly needs to be repeated, but the reason the Miata was such a hit was that it offered the roadster experience in a package that didn’t break down every day. The only reason someone would acquire an old MG today is brain damage, a tendency towards masochism, or an inordinate affection for chrome. Or all three.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that….
I always know when the vintage British car meet is in town, because I see them by twos and threes….usually sitting on the side of the interstate, (probably) loving every minute of the experience.
There is a whole generation of car enthusiasts that won’t appreciate that just arriving at your destination is an accomplishment. 🙂
7/21/22 2:01 p.m.
Funny how as cars get better the human race gets wussier. I have been driving Brit cars since the days when they were just another car on the road. Year round in Canada. They were no better or worse than a lot of the NA offerings that toottled along with one wheel drive every time it snowed. The tiny cabin actually warmed up quick once the car was warm.
MGBs failed to make the money train when poorly built cars like the Healey that went on to make bank for those that kept one around.
A properly restored MG is just as reliable as a well cared for Miata. However a “crap”box is a ” crap”box no matter what year or manufacturer. The MGA was specifically cited by Tom Mitano for the driving experience he wanted in the Miata. The…