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Re: Poetry and Proper Name....

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Poetry and Proper Name....
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:43:29 -0800
This is one of those threads that never die :)  I think it depends on
what era you want your definition to be valid in; at the time, the MGB's
comfort features would definately have placed it outside the realm of
the stripped-down "roadster" but by today's standards of power
steering, A/C, dual zone climate control, adjustable motorized seats,
seat warmers, and endless other gizmos the MGB looks positively stark.


Word on the street is that Neil Cotty said:
> Dan,
> > Okay, the tally stands at - Tourer: 3  Roadster: 2. Interestingly
> I'm pretty sure that MG's owners handbook, refers to the MGB as a Tourer. I
> go with MG. <G> From memory, the handbook for the A refers to it as a
> Roadster. I always thought that a roadster had no fixed windows ie
> sidescreens, and a tourer had wind up windows. A drophead  - AFAIK - refers
> to a car with wind up windows and a different type of collapseable hood that
> does not packaway from sight - ie a Tickford T type or a SA Tickford etc.
> Perhaps one of our T type owners can give us the correct info on that. :)
> Cheers,
> Neil

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