>I was under the impression that the bumper regulations had nothing to do
>at least the safety of the people in the cars. The idea was to have no
>collisions under 5mph. This legislation was undoubably pushed through by the
>insurance industry. It made cars heavier, costlier, and uglier, but it saved
>insurance companys a bundle. It was a terrible blow to sports car design, in
You're probably more accurate in this hypothesis than I...I just remembered
reading somewhere that the change was due to regulation of SOME kind. As far
as the uglier thing...well, yeah. It's a matter of opinion though, of
course, but I'd be lieing if I said I wouldn't rather have a chrome bumper
car...and probably will eventually.
This brings up another interesting question...I have an interest in MGC's,
but don't know much about them, except the fact that they have a six cylander
engine. The only ones I've ever seen, even in pictures, are the GT, fastback
models. Were they available as a convertible?