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Bandersnatch Avatar
Bandersnatch Larry Wheeler
Hillsboro, OR, USA   USA
1957 MG MGA "Rosie 2"
Found these browsing the web. The badge bar and license plate look a little worse for wear, but what's the odd fixture under the right headlight?



Do you know why the British don't make computers? They can't figure out how to make them leak oil!

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Bandersnatch Larry Wheeler
Hillsboro, OR, USA   USA
1957 MG MGA "Rosie 2"
Pretty sure this one has been posted before, but still worth another look.



Do you know why the British don't make computers? They can't figure out how to make them leak oil!


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Bandersnatch Larry Wheeler
Hillsboro, OR, USA   USA
1957 MG MGA "Rosie 2"
And one for Bill Spohn.



Do you know why the British don't make computers? They can't figure out how to make them leak oil!

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Steve S Avatar
Abingdon West, Southern California, USA   USA
Looks like a driving lamp to me. Mounted on the correct side for one as well.

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Bolney Coupe David A
Haywards Heath, Sussex, UK   GBR
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe "Iris"
Paris registration number. Where is it (them) now?

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, OH, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
David,

I saw the plate and wondered about it too. I must be getting old. I saw the two girls sitting on the bonnet and all I thought was, Damn! That aluminum bonnet dents easy. I'd kick their little butts off and give them H-ll. Who in their right mind would let them sit on it????

Like I said, "I'm getting old."



2X with Steve on the driving light. Seeing the car is not in the UK I figure it's for seeing the edge of the road..

John

Steve S Avatar
Abingdon West, Southern California, USA   USA
I don't think they're sitting on the bonnet itself, looks like on the steel up by the windscreen.

That's precisely how driving lights over there were used in the early days. Pre-war through TC came with a single lamp, mounted opposite the curb. People who don't know that spend a lot of time arguing about which side the light should be on for factory correctness. The answer is both. winking smiley

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A on a shoe string Peter Stevenson
Aubusson d'Auvergne, Auvergne, France   FRA
1960 MG MGA 1600 "A"
1972 MG Midget MkIII "Midget"
I must be getting old. I saw the two girls sitting on the bonnet and all I thought was, Damn! That aluminum bonnet dents easy.

You’re not the only one, that was my reaction too

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bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3888308 by Bandersnatch And one for Bill Spohn.

Yes, the Fiberfab ads certainly relied heavily on sex to sell. Last thing I'd want sitting on one of my cars is a lady, clothed or not, who might damage the bodywork or paint!

The notorious ones for ladies on cars were TVR. London Motor show 1970.





Bill Spohn www.rhodo.citymax.com/carstuff.html
Current: 1958 MGA Twincam (race car (170 bhp)),1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe (98 bhp)
1957 Jamaican MGA (200 bhp)1965 1971 Jensen Interceptor (350 bhp)
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe (350 bhp)
2007 BMW Z4M coupe (340 bhp)
Recent: 1969 MGC roadster (175 bhp),Jensen CV8 (375 bhp),
1969 Lamborghini Islero S (350 bhp), 1988 Fiero GT turbo (300 bhp)
North Vancouver BC

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, OH, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
What bonnet?



John

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Monsantiqu Silver Member Anthony S
Sunshine City, FL, USA   USA
Hilarious, a car that looks like this with a VW Beetle chassis.
Avoid all red Light challenges!


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bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3888737 by Monsantiqu Hilarious, a car that looks like this with a VW Beetle chassis.
Avoid all red Light challenges!

Well you have to remember that the chassis and body weighed next to nothing and the VW engines, although starting around 30 bhp, the highly modded versions with up to 2.2 liters could put out around 200 bhp, which counts as adequate in a car that weighed well under 2000 lbs. Agree that any stock Beetle was a slug no matter what body they had, but they weren't all stock.

And look up the Puma some time - made in Brazil and later S. African and a factory built body using the same stuff.





Bill Spohn www.rhodo.citymax.com/carstuff.html
Current: 1958 MGA Twincam (race car (170 bhp)),1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe (98 bhp)
1957 Jamaican MGA (200 bhp)1965 1971 Jensen Interceptor (350 bhp)
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe (350 bhp)
2007 BMW Z4M coupe (340 bhp)
Recent: 1969 MGC roadster (175 bhp),Jensen CV8 (375 bhp),
1969 Lamborghini Islero S (350 bhp), 1988 Fiero GT turbo (300 bhp)
North Vancouver BC

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Grubeguy Gold Member Grube Guy
Washington, DC, USA   USA
Ummmm, I think I want to come back in the next life as a TVR

bills Avatar
bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
I enjoyed building and racing the TVR - light weight tube chassis, IRS, front mid engine - nothing not to like.



Particularly with this engine.





Bill Spohn www.rhodo.citymax.com/carstuff.html
Current: 1958 MGA Twincam (race car (170 bhp)),1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe (98 bhp)
1957 Jamaican MGA (200 bhp)1965 1971 Jensen Interceptor (350 bhp)
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe (350 bhp)
2007 BMW Z4M coupe (340 bhp)
Recent: 1969 MGC roadster (175 bhp),Jensen CV8 (375 bhp),
1969 Lamborghini Islero S (350 bhp), 1988 Fiero GT turbo (300 bhp)
North Vancouver BC

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
No girls on the bonnet, how about the back..



Gary

Hammer: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive car parts not far from the object we are trying to hit.


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