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Speed limit in early '50s

Subject: Speed limit in early '50s
From: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 96 14:37 EST
In an earlier discussion, about the MG-TD's high (5.125) gear ratio, the 
consensus was that the top cruising speed is around 60 mph. Wasn't this a bit
low even for the early 50s? Does anybody remember what the highway speed
limit was back then? How did this compare to other cars of the period?

Bob Donahue  " 50s FOREVER "            
1953 MG-TD under restoration
1971 MGB 

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