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Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(548 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: October 07, 2009 10:45PM

As busy as work and family have been over the past few months, I almost forgot...I've had my B for 30 years this month! Doesn't seem that long. I know many of you have had your cars long term as well. Just wondering how long other members have had theirs?

-- Scott


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: October 08, 2009 08:05AM

Congratulations to you both! My Midget has been with me for 15 years now and I hope for many more to come. Had the V6 in it for just over 10 years now.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: October 08, 2009 08:47AM

WTG scott, Got my B in 1992, haven't stopped to count years yet. just keep gong fwd. I am close to 28K miles on the V8
SAFETY FASTER!


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1113 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: October 08, 2009 09:46AM

If I'd kept my original pull handle '64 MGB, I would be celebrating 42 years of ownership - as it is however, I've had my current '76 since 2000.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 08, 2009 11:56AM

Congratulations Scott!

I've had my GT for 22 years, and it's been V8-powered since about 1992...

I think I knew when I was doing the swap that I'd have the GT for a long time - I love the car - but I thought I'd have a lot of other cars too. Where's that Formula Ford I've wanted for so long!!!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 08, 2009 02:58PM

Wow, me too! Bought the car in '79 and swapped to V8 power by '88 iirc. Couldn't give you exact dates though.

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 08, 2009 08:56PM

I've owned my white MGB since 1986. Kinda becomes a family member that one doesn't want to get rid of!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3947 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 11, 2009 12:03PM

My dad bought his '63 MGB new in the Spring of that year, so 46 years.

Robin & bought our '79 MGB in 1988 while we were dating , so 21 years.

I bought my '68 Camaro 28 years ago.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: BMC
Date: October 11, 2009 10:41PM

My Dad has owned his Bugeye since 1968 and his '61 MKII Sprite that he purchased in 1972 was sold to me about 1990. I purchased my Bugeye in 1994 and skipping over the rest, our '80 MGB was purchased in 2003. Although I can't claim length of ownership based on years, I can claim a pretty high percent of my life. ;-)

-BMC.


Mr. T
Tony Andrews
Kent Island, Maryland
(153 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 03:59PM

Main British Car:
'75 mgb, '74 grille, morspeed bumpers Rover 3.9

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: Mr. T
Date: October 14, 2009 08:46PM

Wow Scott! I had no idea that THAT marriage has lasted THAT long.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(548 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: October 15, 2009 09:17PM

Yeah, I kid my wife and tell her I've loved my B longer than I've loved her. :-) Even after all these years, I still have a feeling of anticipation/excitement every time I get behind the wheel. Itís nice to see lots of other long term owners out there too. Wonder what it is about us that causes us to stick with our cars for so long?


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(760 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: 30 Year Anniversary
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: November 16, 2009 11:40AM

Coming up on my 40th in a couple years. Bought my '66 roadster in February of 1972 and immediately stuck a 215, Muncie and Jag XKE rear in it. Phase 2 was the turbocharged Olds 215 a few years later and now Phase 3 with an LT1 Chevy, T-56 six speed and C4 Corvette running gear front and back - oh yea, it's 11 1/2" wider also. No turning back now.
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