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My Next Car, IF I Can Scrape Together The Money. (All Help Gratefully Accepted).

by Anura Guruge


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Isn’t she a beauty? Classic.

Only problem is that I do NOT have the funds to get her. If I did I would have driven her home TODAY.

Haven’t worked out what it is. That doesn’t really matter since I know it is BRITISH and that is all that matters and counts. Might be an Austin, might be a MG.

So this is now my dream car. I am not proud. IF you want to help me get it, I will be eternally grateful.

It is at ‘Brit Bits‘ in Rye (on the Portsmouth border) in New Hampshire. So, it is more or less local.


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The British Are Back At Fort Stark, New Hampshire — Jaguar XJ8 & MG Midget.

by Anura Guruge


We Visited “Fort Stark“, just outside Portsmouth, NH,
yesterday, March 12, 2016.
One of our favorite places in NH.
When we got back this cut topless Midget was
parked next to our Jaguar XJ8.
Made my day.

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1977 MGB (BMC) In Pittsfield, NH.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Prior posts:
Newly Restored, 1974, Jensen-Healey In Alton, NH — Aug. 28, 2012.
We Went Apple Picking At ‘AppleView Orchard’ Pittsfield, NH — Colombus Day Monday, October 8, 2012. — Oct. 8, 2012.

Appleview Orchard Website.



Happened to see it on my way out after apple picking at ‘Apple View Orchard‘ in Pittsfield, NH earlier this afternoon. I assume it belong to Denis or Mary Straight the owners of the farm. I didn’t want to go back into the ‘shop’ and bother Denis. Instead, just took these 3 pictures. It appears to be in very good shape; just a small spot, of inevitable, kind of trademark, rust in the back. The interior looked immaculate. Nice car. Had a MG Midget, but never a ‘B’. I was more into the Triumphs. Had a friend, while in College in Swansea, who had an MGB GT. Since we are talking 1971 to 1974, it was not the V8.

MGB GT

 

Newly Restored, 1974, Jensen-Healey In Alton, NH

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Alas, it is NOT mine! It is also NOT for sale — though, obviously, as the saying correctly foretells, everything and everybody does have a price. This is his 2nd Jensen-Healey. He had his 1st in College but had to sell it when he had his first child. So now, quite a bit older, he is determined to hold onto this — and I understand. He worked on this car for a long time. It looks fabulous. Sounds good too. Great job. He is very happy and proud; as he should be. [As is always the case the wife refers to it as his ‘mid-life crisis’. I told her yesterday that I hope he has quite few more crises.]

I won’t divulge where the car is or who owns it — though he is quite famous in Alton circles. It is NOT on our road — so don’t bother coming cruising around. It is also garaged and they have a long driveway going up a steep incline. So you won’t even see the garage from the road.

If you really, really, really want to see this Healey e-mail me and I will SEE if I can arrange for you to see it. Otherwise just keep an eye for it on Rte 28 in Alton or at Prospect Mountain High School. No guarantee. It is not registered right now.



I would, as a Brit, like to have another British sports car. I have owned 4: 2 Spitfire 1500s (one bright red and the other Pageant Blue (a color I hated, but the only color I could get in 1978), a TR7 convertible (the 3rd but last built) and an MG Midget (that I bought from a neighbor, in Gilford, in 2000). I always wanted a Triumph Stag — which I consider the most beautiful car of that era, prior to the TR7. The unreliability of the Stag, even by British standards of the time, were legendary. I was always told that if I got one I would have to replace the engine with a U.S. V8. So, I ended up getting the TR7. I had a look the other day on eBay just out of curiosity. Only 1 listing for a Stag! Wow.

I had a rich friend back in the UK, in the 70s, who had a Jensen Interceptor. That was the only car that I knew that was more prone to failure than the stag. It was his pride and joy — but it was always breaking down. It would always be a call, from a phone booth (this being way, way, way before cell phones), I am stuck I will be late. Driving off in the Interceptor was going to be the highlight of his extremely lavish wedding, to a dentist, at a stately manor house. Yes, you guessed it. The Jensen didn’t work! He took it quite well.

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