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Old 03-16-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hi there,

What are you guy's opinions on older English cars, you know, stuff like MGB's/E-Type Jaguars/Aston Martins etc?? I'm English & am curious as to what your opinions are.

Over here the only older American cars that are particularly well thought of are mainly muscle cars - Chargers, Mustangs etc etc.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:56 PM   #2
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Perhaps you could send me over an older E-type or Aston and I will be more than happy to provide you with a truely honest opinion.

As far as looks and styling are concerned, I wouldn't throw either one out of my stable for leaking oil on the floor.
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:32 AM   #3
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Gorgeous cars that are very nimble.
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:34 AM   #4
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Aston Martin..... what can i say about that car..... *sigh and dribble*

I lurvvveeee the Aston. I would sell my firstborn son for the Aston...the mid to late 60's models though.

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Old 03-17-2006, 03:36 AM   #5
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I too think of beautiful cars when I think of British cars, but wasn't the E-Type Jag pretty unreliable? lol
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:43 AM   #6
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Well "English Cars" is a pretty broad term. I've driven Land Rovers, Jaguars, Bentleys and Aston Martins, and I like them all, especially the styling and sound of the Astons. But I don't have any experience with any others.
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:50 AM   #7
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Hi there,

What are you guy's opinions on older English cars, you know, stuff like MGB's/E-Type Jaguars/Aston Martins etc?? I'm English & am curious as to what your opinions are.

Over here the only older American cars that are particularly well thought of are mainly muscle cars - Chargers, Mustangs etc etc.

I've seen quite a few MGBs up where i am, considered buying one at one point, i do like their styling, however i'm not sure about their reliability. I can say they are in my top 10 list of favorite cars.
Don't see many e-types or any aston martins as such so i cant' say much about them
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:58 AM   #8
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When I think of older Brit cars, I think of these:

Austin Allegro



These:

Austin Princess


and these:

Morris Marina



There are plenty more poor examples or British engineering, too lol. I believe the Allegro had a square steering wheel, and the windscreen was prone to popping out whenever you lifted it off the ground lol
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:38 AM   #9
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On the other hand, here's some more....

TVR V8


Rover V8


MGB GT V8


Metro..hehe


Apart from the trusty Metro at the bottom, they are not bad cars....but I'm still not keen myself lol
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #10
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Hmmm. What do I know about British cars?

Right now I own two Range Rovers, there's an MGB in the garage being painted after I finished the body restoration, with an MGB GT ready to follow that one up. I've owned two MG Midgets, an MGA, a TR3, a TR7, two Jag XJ6s and a Jag Mk IX.

My wife still wants a 1967 E Type 4.2 roadster (Series 1.5 with the covered headlights). Her dad has had three of them. I plan on buying a '75-77 Jag XJ12C after my convertible is finished.

What do I think of British cars? What do you think?
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:42 AM   #11
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Yeah there are really appealing old pommy cars out there. e.g. I like the Austin Healy BN1 look.
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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To MG-Rover to closed and put in liquidation all its cars.
Jaguar no longer is English now is of ford.
Land-Rover no longer is English now is of ford.
Of its better cars.



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Old 03-31-2006, 11:07 PM   #13
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The good 'ol Morgan LOL, id be scared to death to drive that around a track.
well, at least the old ones. Just saw the '06 Aero 8, looks pretty nice
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:44 AM   #14
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EUspa.. I love mini's ! I don't know if I prefer the classic or the new ones (like in 'The Italian Job'.
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:57 PM   #15
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EUspa.. I love mini's ! I don't know if I prefer the classic or the new ones (like in 'The Italian Job'.

to me it enchants the old Mini one
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