Not a favourite amongst the “cloth-cap-classic” Ye Olde MG drivers.
But I’ve always thought what MG did mildly well post-war with their topless English sports cars, Triumph did with much more panache and much more power.
So I had no “MG” love prior to this:
1984 MG Metro. The best year, the only great body, and the 1300 was adequate.
Like many cars made during this time in Britain, the guy doing the wiring either did it on his Friday afternoon, or he was away on a Union Sanctioned long weekend in the spa baths of Brighton, and the tea lady just sellotaped the wires together.
But overall, a fantastic car, it WAS the pinnacle of the 1959 Mini’s engine design/front-wheel-drive layout.
With a hot engine it had pep, handling and more style than early Hot Hatches.
The one car I may actually revive one day.