Random # 184: MGB GT
This straight, clean and very tidy MGB GT appeared to be completely original. It's unlikely - no, nigh on impossible - to imagine a time when you can't get parts for the venerable MGB, either in four-cylinder of V8 forms, thereby ensuring that cars like the one shown here will be a continuing sight on our roads, even as cars become blander and, even worse, possibly even electric!
However, a British company, Frontline Developments (http://www.frontlinedevelopments.com/), has gone that little bit further to ensure the on-going presence of the marque, having developed and manufactured a brand new MGB GT, using genuine shells courtesy of British Motor Heritage, fitted with 2.0 litre Mazda MX5 (Miata) motors and a six-speed 'box from the same source. They're a little bit exxie, coming in at a whopping 49,900 British Pounds (a bee's penis over $87,000 AUD at the time of writing). For further information, please go to: https://jalopnik.com/5872986/a-reliable-miata-powered-mgb-gt-will-only-cost-you-77k.
So, pending a big Tatts win, UMPH will be sticking with what he's got. That or picking up a fully-restored MGB GT V8 which, fabulous or not, isn't likely to hit the $90 k mark landed here in Oz any time soon.
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