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I care not that they're a bit crap, seeing one always makes me smile. I want a V8. Cool.
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Crap and usually driven by beardy weirdies with a penchant for wherthers originals.

Seriously uncool.
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V8 in the right colour would be cool for me.
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Crap and usually driven by beardy weirdies with a penchant for wherthers originals.

Seriously uncool.
Exactly this.

Mechanically a complete dinosaur using technology when introduced that everyone else had abandoned 20 years previously and sticking with it for another 25 years.

Beards with twigs in, brown cords, tweed jackets, comfy shoes, knitted jumpers with MG badges on them, glasses on a string.
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So all classic cars are uncool, driven as they are by men a few short years from smelling of pee?

Just look at the thing dammit!
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So all classic cars are uncool, driven as they are by men a few short years from smelling of pee?

Just look at the thing dammit!
It's fairly pretty in a bland sort of way but, and this is the killer, MG's advertising slogan of the time was Safety Fast. So it's crap, driven by beardies, and safe.
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I had one in that colour (flamenco red) when i was 18, almost 30 years ago. It was the rubber bumper version though. I still have fond memories of it and can even remember the registration number MVM 889P, yet I can't remember half of what I've done today!
On that basis, cool
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It's fairly pretty in a bland sort of way but, and this is the killer, MG's advertising slogan of the time was Safety Fast. So it's crap, driven by beardies, and safe.
Show me a man who can remember a specific car's marketing detail from 40 years ago and I'll show you a beard.
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Show me a man who can remember a specific car's marketing detail from 40 years ago and I'll show you a beard.
I only remember it because it's so dull.
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String back driving gloves. Tweed jackets. Flat caps. Beards. People who think reindeer sweaters are jolly good fun. The cars were really common back then. Lever arm suspension ffs. Wheezy, ancient engines. Uncool.



I also grew up a Triumph man so I'll own up to a bit of prejudice .....but they are uncool.
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I think it just about sums up what was wrong with the british car industry at the time.

However I think the MG midget just about scrapes cool, as it was a proper little sports car with the classic A series engine, not a lardy cruiser marketed as one like the MGB. It also had it's root back in the days before BL.
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Can we just give up on all this beards/cords/beer with twigs billhooks?

My first car, VJX670V, blue MGB GT. Webasto sunroof, overdrive on 3rd/4th with the gear lever flick down. As for safe, try and drive it around a corner, it'll kill you. Despite all that when I, a mere youth (no beard, no cords, no beer with twigs, no elbow patches) pulled up at the bus stop to pick up the girl I had fancied for three years at secondary school, I knew that car was cool.



....and it was!
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Can we just give up on all this beards/cords/beer with twigs billhooks?

My first car, VJX670V, blue MGB GT. Webasto sunroof, overdrive on 3rd/4th with the gear lever flick down. As for safe, try and drive it around a corner, it'll kill you. Despite all that when I, a mere youth (no beard, no cords, no beer with twigs, no elbow patches) pulled up at the bus stop to pick up the girl I had fancied for three years at secondary school, I knew that car was cool.



....and it was!
Roughly how long ago was this?
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A mate of mine who had the roadster model used to refer to the GT as the "estate". Just a Morris Oxford in drag.
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Not really cool. Aspiring young British accountants and so forth, choice of steed in the '70s?

But we all know what they were really after

Have 'B' want 'E', or better still a 'DB'?
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That Datsun Bluebird 410 could almost be a Lancia.
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... when I, a mere youth ......
Let's just say most things were in black and white
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That Datsun Bluebird 410 could almost be a Lancia.
Or a Lada.
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OK, beards and cords aside, we have a broad cross section of ages in our church and some of us walked the Earth when MGB GTs were current.

Some sweet souls owned them. Bless.

The acid question is; who then or now really looked at them and lusted after owning one for either pure driving appeal or "knicker dropping" sex appeal? Exactly. Nobody.
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