Looking in from the UK . . . .
>I never thought of the MGB as being slow, at least not the early ones.=20
>got 95 hp and 2000 lbs, or something like that. Not fast, but I would thin=
>it could keep up with your average economy sedan. Does anybody have the
>0-60 mph figures and how that compares to some typical modern cars.
Never find this a problem in my bog standard '71 Midget - I think this=20
surprises other motorists.
BTW thought you guys in the US could only do 55 / 65 mph max. . . . . . .=20=
MG Vs Euroshopping-pick-up-the-kids-box
MGB 0-60 mph about 12.5 sec
Midget MkIII . . . . . . . . . . 14 sec
Vauxhall Corsa (1.0) . . 17 sec
Peugeot 306 (1.4) . . . . .14 sec
Skoda Favorit (1.4) . . . . .17 sec
Ford Fiesta (1.1) . . . . . . 16 sec
Living in the UK, reading these lists is interesting - MGs appear so cheap=20
in the US compared to here in Old Blighty.
The cheapest you'll find a running 'B' here is about =A32500 - that's in=
the region of $3500
A really good'n might well fetch =A310.000 - $15.000
BGTs can still command up to =A38000 / $12.000
Midgets generally start at around =A31500 / $2200 for something that runs.=20
Restored anything up to =A38000 / $12.000 !!!!!!!
MGAs - =A38000 / $12.000 to =A315.000 / $22.000
>Otherwise: Yes MGs are not practical cars, and the average Joe would hate
>driving one. But we enthusiasts love the firm suspension, the smell of oil
See a lot over here used as daily drivers especially BGTs.
>the dripping of rain in our laps. MGs are fun to drive.
First snow of the year over here in the south. . .
" Britain grinds to a halt as half an inch of snow paralyses the country"