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Re: MGB fastback

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Subject: Re: MGB fastback
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 09:41:09 -0700
Hey, that's the kind of deal I like!

The thing "looks" slippery -- you should test it on the race course and let
us know. Cool...

on 6/6/01 8:50 PM, Larry Hoy at wrote:

> Well Max I did "buy" it ... the guy gave it to me!
> The picture isn't very flattering.  You're right there was a bonnet between
> the top and the
> car.  The guy has several junk Bs sitting around.
> Don't know if anyone remembers my aerodynamic question a couple of weeks ago,
> but I had
> thought about installing a factory hardtop on my race car, now I may consider
> a fastback MGB
> ...
> Larry Hoy
> Plan on attending the 49th Annual Glenwood Rallye
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: []On
>> Behalf Of Max Heim
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 6:40 PM
>> To: MG List
>> Subject: Re: MGB fastback
>> Huh, it seems to be sitting on the bonnet (whatever for?).
>> This was probably considered a cool item before the factory came out with
>> its own GT version, then that probably killed sales. If their timing was bad
>> enough (i.e. released only months before the BGT) it could be pretty rare.
>> The good thing is, it would help the roadster approximate the shape of a
>> teardrop...  <g>
>> You should buy this thing just on principle. Somebody must want it... it's
>> just the thing for long winter journeys -- keeps the luggage dry instead of
>> all exposed on the bootlid rack.
>> on 6/6/01 4:19 PM, Larry Hoy at wrote:
>>> I came across this fastback style hardtop today [see url below].  It is
>>> fiberglass, it
>>> requires the removal of the rear trunk lid.  It gives a MGB roadster the
>>> look
>>> of a Triumph
>>> GT-6.
>>> The picture shows the top sitting on a car but it is sitting on another
>>> piece
>>> of sheet metal
>>> so what you are looking at may not be very "clear".
>>> Has anyone ever seen one before?
>>> Any pictures of an MG with one on?
>>> Any clues as to origin would be great.
>>> <>
>>> Larry Hoy
>>> Plan on attending the 49th Annual Glenwood Rallye
>> --


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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