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Martin Vinsonís MGB GT



We bought it from a small dealer I found on the internet called The Vintage Petrol Pump Garage! It is located a couple of villages east of Thornton Dale on the A170. The car was owned for about fifteen years by an elderly gentleman from Wantage, who, supposedly lavished care and attention on it.


I have had it inspected and no serious nasties were apparent. The interior needs some TLC, but that can all be dealt with over a period of time. I took delivery of new seats, door cards and trim cards (if that is the correct terminology!) in late January.


New carpets are on order, and should arrive at the beginning of February.


All I will have to do then is fit them all!



Not exactly a Classic like my MBB GT, though no-one seems to be able to come up with a definition of that term. Indeed will it ever live long enough to become one, bearing in mind all the technology that will almost certainly go wrong, probably in the not too distant future, and be horrendously expensive to put right! However, I suggest that it is a modern thoroughbred. It is also great fun to drive, and does not sit in a garage waiting for sunny weather, but is my, almost, daily driver!

I am too old for a mid life crisis, so I suppose this must be a late life crisis, at any rate a final fling!