Thought this was a neat image. What a great little [relatively inexpensive] summertime car this would make.
Image by William 74. It appears to have been taken with an Argus 75— a pseudo toy camera (think Holga) masquerading as a TLR. Cool.
~ by motoringconbrio on July 27, 2011.
Posted in Still images Tags: mg, mgb, roadster
ah I thought it was a iPhone camera shot. With all these free toy camera apps on phones I’m getting a bit oversaturated! (pun not intended)
thefuturegarage said this on July 28, 2011 at 1:11 am | Reply
i hear you. i hope that trend goes the way of HDR.
done right, the real thing is still enjoyable to come across.
motoringconbrio said this on July 28, 2011 at 8:31 am | Reply
My neighbor from when I grew up had more MG’s than anyone in the world. 130+. Mostly parts cars though but still…
Brandon: Richmond, VA said this on July 28, 2011 at 9:03 am | Reply
This looks to be about a 1971, same year as mine (though mine is a GT). Recessed black grill, rostyle wheels…yep, good summertime car. There’s nothing quite like cruising in a British roadster.
Jon said this on July 28, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
My friend has one of these with hardly any mileage, rust or mechanical wear. It’s still a nightmare. But boy does it look and sound cool.
Derek Kreindler said this on July 28, 2011 at 11:04 am | Reply
As much as I like classic cars, I’ve always disliked MG B’s. Too much of a caricature of what a classic open top two-seater should be. Nice photo though.
PieterA said this on July 29, 2011 at 11:47 am | Reply
do you like the triumph tr6?
motoringconbrio said this on July 29, 2011 at 11:54 am | Reply
Yes, for its glorious straight six!
PieterA said this on July 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Reply
Is it really a caricature if it helped define the stereotype?
Not that it was the first, but they started making them in 1964, and it really is an update on the MGA, which was launched in 1955.
I’d call the Miata more of a caricature, and even then I can’t fault it for following a successful pattern.
Now, the later MGBs, with the ugly rubber bumpers…those are a caricature of its former self.
Jon said this on July 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
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