I'm having a lot of fixes done to the car instead. It's all basic maintenance that previous owners have scrimped on and screwed things up or just the run of the mill stuff that has worn out. Stuff getting done - plugs changed (just done a year ago by previous owner - all gapped to different measures, various different types of plugs, not meant for this car) fuel injection harness, oil sending unit wiring, compression test - 180 lbs across the board.. master cylinder rebuild, rear brakes and bushings, front shocks. After this I should be able to ride relatively care free this coming summer.
Spent more time sailing our boat than playing with the car. Right now, some small issues are being addressed on the car. Repack bearings, replace hood struts, tune up and hopefully a spirited drive soon. The boat has been a blast .
The new owner of the GT is ecstatic with his purchase. What makes the transition a delight for me, is knowing it is going to a welcoming home. The owner is a young chap with many years experience working with cars and his father used to be a MG mechanic at a dealership in London years ago.
The proceeds from the GT sale have funded the purchase of a 24' laguna sailboat. My wife who has absolutely no sailing experience is actually more excited about the boat than me. It's going to be a very full summer roster... RVing, sailing, jag tinkering... (not necessarily in that order)
Yup. It really happened. I traded off the midget for a black Jaguar XJ-SC V12. Apparently it is one of 500 that were painted in black and 1 of 5,000 targa models. I hope that means that is a rare kitty.
I'm keeping the GT for now and the XJ We'll see what the future holds..