Thanks to Barney Gaylord the MGA Guru for stopping by the shop today. We helped him out with a spare distributor for his car which has gone 150,000 miles in the last five years of traveling across the United States. Check out his website at https://www.mgaguru.com/
This soon to be FIA race car will be wearing an Healey hardtop and side curtains. The Speedwell door handles added to these doors will make getting the doors open during a race a lot quicker and easier.
The Anglia 105E built from 1959 to 1968 was the third and last version of the famous Anglia nameplate. The 105E was powered by a 997 cc engine which was actually smaller but more powerful than the 1172 cc engine that powered the previous model.
This 1966 MG MGB has less than 100 miles since restoration at another shop, which incidentally is no longer is around. The rod bearings were completely worn out, the timing chain tensioner had never been engaged, and camshaft key was almost completely sheared off. Now machined properly and back together the owner can finally enjoy their family heirloom.
The original Mini has many variants built all over the world. They were produced in Canada, Japan, Australia, Italy, South Africa and Spain as well as the United Kingdom. Shown here is the early Italian made Innocenti Mini along with a later model with roll up windows and a fancier dashboard.
Sometimes great looking cars don’t have great foundations. Although many might not tear apart a car that looks this good what we have now uncovered hiding under the paint and horrible previous body work shows it was a good decision.
Now ready for paint this Mark I Triumph Stag will get a respray in it’s original white color. Only 2,871 of these cars were to be sold in the United States between 1970 and 1977, this being the fourth that we have had in the shop.
19,122 of these final version Series V Alpines were produced. They had a new five-bearing 1,725 cc (105.3 cu in) engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg semi-downdraught carburettors producing 93 bhp. This car is painted in the very rare Code #130 Gunmetal Metallic.
Rescued from it’s barn find state the Jaguar is now road worth again. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955, and employed a racing design with both the body tub and engine bolted directly to the frame.
In 1967, the “Mk II” Moke added a passenger-side wiper. Horn and headlight controls were moved onto the indicator stalk. These later British Mokes were available in white as well as the original single color of Spruce Green.
The Austin Countryman was first launched in 1960 and although very successful in France many thought the non-functional wood to be too much and starting in 1961 the wood became optional. This beautiful example is now back in top condition.