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Old 21 Feb 2018, 14:59 (Ref:3802946)   #556
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There are a few interesting cars on the list. The MG Maestros could be good value. An underrated car in its day because it, like everything else, was overshadowed by the Golf GTI.
As I was working for the local Austin distributor when the Maestro came out, I had a 1600HLS to drive for a while. It wasnít a bad car, and if my memory serves me correct, the gearbox was actually VW Golf, and the suspension a direct copy. Our Boss had an early carb engined MG Maestro with digital dash, and the Chairman a Dolly Sprint (instead of usual Jag), as we had to be seen to be downsizing to save money at the time!

Maestro Turbo from memory very quick, as were the Rover Tomcat and 600Ti turbo saloon.......
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Old 21 Feb 2018, 17:32 (Ref:3802985)   #557
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Surely the Marina, Iain?
They were happy days for me . I was going through a divorce in the early eighties . For a few months I went and worked at our local BMC dealer . The car salesman was a strange chap and he lived in his E Type Jag . This was usually left in the car park . Well one winter night we had loads of snow. Yes guess what we got into work and had to dig him out . I got on well with him as he was a Motor Sport fan . The garage closed a few months after I left and sadley this chap had nowhere to live . Ended up on the streets and passed away . Funny how your memory gets jogged from time to time .
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Old 21 Feb 2018, 23:10 (Ref:3803050)   #558
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"They were happy days for me. I was going through a divorce. "

Not normally associated sentiments.

Metro, Maestro, Montego. Naturally aspirated and turbo. Me and MGDavid have the t-shirt on those!



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Old 22 Feb 2018, 14:17 (Ref:3803175)   #559
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"They were happy days for me. I was going through a divorce. "

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My friendly garage man is trying to convince me I need one of the three MG TF's he's currently got cluttering-up the place. Two of them are non-runners at the moment...
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 14:28 (Ref:3803185)   #560
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1954 or 1998?
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 14:36 (Ref:3803187)   #561
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1954 or 1998?
Not 1954 sadly, Peter!
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 14:54 (Ref:3803197)   #562
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Don't bother then.
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 15:22 (Ref:3803202)   #563
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Don't bother then.
I wasn't planning to! They go for rather better money here than in the UK though. Almost worth buying a couple on eBay & importing them.
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Happy birthday Gordon . 😀
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Old 24 Feb 2018, 06:24 (Ref:3803540)   #565
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Second on the grid, which tells us something!

Many happies Gordon, hope youíre somewhere warm to enjoy it.....
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Yup happy birthday Gordon.
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Second on the grid, which tells us something!

Many happies Gordon, hope youíre somewhere warm to enjoy it.....
My thoughts exactly - hope Gordon's somewhere warmer than here. Many Happy Returns, Gordon!

Mike, is it going to snow in Norfolk next week? I really need to make a trip, my brother's in the dreaded N&N.
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My thoughts exactly - hope Gordon's somewhere warmer than here. Many Happy Returns, Gordon!

Mike, is it going to snow in Norfolk next week? I really need to make a trip, my brother's in the dreaded N&N.
Mmm, Wednesday not looking too promising, but from experience when this cold snow less likely. However, this is pretty rare weather coming......
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Indeed. I'm supposed to be testing at Goodwood next Friday. Currently showing 3c and snow!
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Indeed. I'm supposed to be testing at Goodwood next Friday. Currently showing 3c and snow!

It's -3 here this morning but a beautiful sunny day, no frost snow or anything.

Some friends drove from Scotland yesterday & are a bit shocked at how cold it is here!
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