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klapa
01-14-2010, 12:16 PM
I didn't know they still made those cars.

I used to love the old MG A's and B's - as well as those Triumphs too.

Great cars - even if they had Lucas electrical systems and shiitty SU carbs they were great handlers.

Here at the plant I'm working at in Shanghais, China there is a really new looking car in the parking lot with the old MG logo - great paint and interior. I think I will "lurk" around tomorrow (my last business day at the plant) to catch the owner and see if I can get a look at the engine.

I wonder if maybe it is some "kit car" or if the "brand" was sold to someone else.

The car looks really good.

Funny about this place - very few Toyotas around - and no old cars at all excepting the old commie vehicles.

Murgatroy
01-14-2010, 02:20 PM
It seems that MG is now MG Rover Group.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_Cars

And they still make cars.

The thing with China is, they refuse to allow a car to be sold there unless they own the rights and manufacturing specs on the car. Many companies, such as GM, has sold them discontinued models, such as the Buick Regal, which are continued to be built and manufactured there.

david in germany
01-14-2010, 02:24 PM
Thought about buying one of these before I got the Mini
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/MG_TF_2002.jpg/800px-MG_TF_2002.jpg
Nice looking cars and they run around $5-6k.

Nitro_Alltrac
01-14-2010, 05:56 PM
The Chinese company that bought MG several years ago was talking very strongly then about building a factory and producing MG's in Oklahoma. I haven't heard and thing about it lately though.

Berg
01-14-2010, 10:15 PM
I have always liked the old MGB's and MGTA's. There was a guy in my high school who had an MGB and it was a cool little car to play with. I wouldn't mind something like this:
http://www.sr20forum.com/general-sr20/237689-sr20det-mgb-pics-last.html
Or
http://home.earthlink.net/~roethler/engine.html

Cheers,
Berg

grayscale
01-14-2010, 10:59 PM
Thought about buying one of these before I got the Mini

Nice looking cars and they run around $5-6k.

That looks pretty sharp. I like the TVR there too!

Murgatroy
01-14-2010, 11:00 PM
The Silvertop MG is badass.

klapa
01-14-2010, 11:12 PM
It seems that MG is now MG Rover Group.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_Cars

And they still make cars.

The thing with China is, they refuse to allow a car to be sold there unless they own the rights and manufacturing specs on the car. Many companies, such as GM, has sold them discontinued models, such as the Buick Regal, which are continued to be built and manufactured there.

Yea - I see allot of Buicks around here. By far the most common car are VW - there is a plant right in town here.

There are only a very few Hondas and Toyotas around.

The place I'm working at is a major automotive electronics manufacturer. I'm told by some of the people from Detroit that the only way they are allowed to have a plant in China is through a "joint venture" - the plant must be owned by Chinese and hire a certain percentage of Chinese workers (which is if course the point anyway).

Oh well - time to go get some breakfast and then go to the plant - this should be my last day, barring any last minute problems, and I can get home on Sunday.

rizin
01-15-2010, 01:10 AM
I grew up with a few around. My dad loves MGs He has a 1950 MG TD, and he just got his 69 MGB on the road about 3 months ago. Total rebuild but with door numbers and a rollcage and a few other aftermarket goods. Still haven't talked him into fuel injection. My brother has a 68' MGB with the over drive in it. My dad has a engine out of the s2000 he wants to put in his other 69' that he used as a parts car.

KoreanJoey
01-15-2010, 04:52 AM
Tr4 ftw.

Lonestag
01-15-2010, 04:58 AM
"She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron"

rizin
03-14-2010, 05:18 AM
Well revving this thread beacuse I forgot my dad was on tv in his 1950 mg td. It is in the intro for the mole. http://www.hulu.com/watch/76225/the-mole-day-1-mojave-desert