ACE Cycle-Car. Oooooo. Their webpage. I swoon.
(Three wheels and noise for this one!)
...Almost as good: '52 MG TC on *Bay.
From another MG ad: "...OF COURSE THE LUCAS WIRING, ALTHOUGH THAT WORKS PRETTY WELL IF KEPT CLEAN." As someone who's owned a couple MGBs, I'd have to agree; it's terribly easy to fall behind on maintenance of these cars and once you -- or a previous owner -- has done so, it operates in #BRITISH SPORTSCAR FAIL mode until put right and that goes at least double for the electrical system. On the other hand, the only issues that ever sidelined mine for long were near-terminal rust and spousal disapproval; they break but they're highly fixable. And an utter treat to drive.
N.B.: If you're looking at an MGB and notice even a little bubbly paint under the doors? Look closer! That sill is the outer part of a box beam, the main front-to-back strength of the car and it likes to rust from the inside out. When it's gone, well.... Not a real good day, that. Can get lots worse if you open both doors at once and have a large passenger.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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