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Re: [Mgs] MG Original Pricing 1972

Subject: Re: [Mgs] MG Original Pricing 1972
From: "Henri Lefebvre" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:37:35 -0700
I bought my first MGB in 1970, it was a 1966, 4 years old, full of
rust, tired engine, $600, I drove it for 9 months until it self
destructed, but I was hooked!
The second was a 1969 Datsun Fairl Lady 1600, and drove it for 1 year.
The third was a 1974 TR6 bought in 1977 and I drove it until 2000,
when I bought my current 1975 TR6.
I bought a 1971 MGB GT in 2006 and I love driving it as much as the
TR6 (a lot more than $600!).

The MGB GT is not quite as quick but is more sophisticated, practical
and easy to drive in the city.
On the other hand the TR6, despite its obvious weaknesses, is more of
a muscle car and great touring car on a sunny day; the sound of the
engine is a clear winner.

The two are very different, both have their weaknesses and virtues and
neither car, or their owners, deserve to be slandered by superficial

I love both of mine and plan to keep driving them a long time yet.

1971 MGB GT
1975 TR6

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 1:56 AM, Paul Hunt <> wrote:
> As far as price goes you should be comparing the TR6 with the roadster as both
> are convertibles.  1972 saw the biggest ever annual sales of the MGB at 39,000
> units, I don't know how many TR6s were sold.  Of these 2/3rds were roadsters
> and 1/3rd GTs.  Hardly poor sales, and not bad at all considering they were
> are different animals as far as the driving experience goes.   After the first
> four years of production 1972 also saw one of the lowest historical costs
> taking inflation into account of 105%, 1977 was fractionally lower at 104%.
> Two years later in each case it was 130% in 1974 and 143% in 1979.
> I think the TR6 is a lovely car, and if I were buying more cars I'd have one
> before I had an MGA.  But after a K3 and a TF 1500.  But that is just my
> personal opinion.
> PaulH.
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  Now I understand why the MGB GT sold so poorly in these days.
>  The Triumph TR6 only was some $ 100,00 more expansive than the BGT!
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