From the BL Stable

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From the BL Stable

Post by Boycie » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:09 pm

It's not really a wedge alternative as you can't put 5 people in it and the ride just isn't the same but here is my other BL mistress. Yes it is an MGB ( :oops: ) but in my defence, it's a rubber bumper V8 which makes it quite rare.

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Post by rovamota » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:21 pm

As it's a V8 I guess we can let you off! Nice cars.

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Re: From the BL Stable

Post by Vulgalour » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:43 pm

I don't hate rubber bumper MGs, and that one looks very nice, a suitable alternative to the comfort-barge.

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Post by Gasman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:37 pm

A lovely MGBV8 (and Princess of course) even if I'm not a great fan of the rubber bumpers let alone MGBs. Gorgeous minilites!
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Re: From the BL Stable

Post by Dave » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:32 am

Having owned both a GT and a Roadster I am a big fan of the B. Simply put - they just do it :!: Would have another one tomorrow if space and funds were available :cry:

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Re: From the BL Stable

Post by Boycie » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:53 pm

They both make me smile for different reasons. The rubber bumper is to this car what the lack of a hatch back is to the wedge - definitive proof of BL heritage. BL were also luke warm on the V8 B GT for fear of hitting Stag sales. Sound like a familiar tale?!

For me flaws and 'what ifs?' are part of a car's charm; I find it hard to appreciate the purely aesthetic qualities of either car without appreciating the history. I dare say if either car had been a roaring success, I wouldn't want one. :D

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Post by Gasman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:24 pm

Well to misquote Kev, I love anything with the Rover(Buick) V8 in it. Nice analogy about the rubber bumpers and the princess non-hatchback!
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Re: From the BL Stable

Post by VWUppy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:08 pm

Very nice! The colour really suits it! I remember when I was about 9 or 10 my aunt had a blue MGB GT, not a V8 obviously!
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