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Classic Cars

First Triumph Spitfire Up For Sale

A milestone in the UK’s illustrious sports car history is being sold by a Sussex classic cars specialist. The fully restored Triumph Spitfire was the first to come off the production line at its factory in Coventry. Lewes-based Sussex Sports Cars is marketing it online on behalf of its owner, a Swiss financial consultant. The firm’s Gerry Wadman said the owner, who restored the vehicle using Triumph parts, is asking £45,000 for the hand-built two-seater. The car was assembled at the Standard-Triumph Canley plant in Coventry in 1962 – the very first in a marque that was to help transform the ailing firm’s fortunes. Boasting chassis number FC1, it generated interest at that year’s Motor Show in Earls Court, as a rival to the Austin Healy Sprite and MG Midget. Its original retail price of £641 meant that unusually, it was a quality […]

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Corporate Business

New MG5 Hatchbacks Spotted Testing in America

They don’t sell any MG in America, but some companies like to take their cars to Colorado anyway, to ensure they can handle high altitude conditions. Roman Mica from TFL Car is off doing what he calls “prototype fishing” again. This time, his catch and release program resulted in two MG5 hatchbacks spotted in Colorado. The MG5 Hatchback sounds like a nice British car, but it’s actually a Chinese car. It arrived in concept form in early 2011 and already has a mild facelift. We believe this particular prototype uses a turbo 1.5-liter engine rated at around 130 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The MG3 supermini and larger MG6 are sold in Europe, being assembled in Britain by very few employees, from complete kits made in China. What’s really funny about the video is that a single well spoken […]

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Charleston British Car Show – Oct 26, 2013

The British Car Club of Charleston invites you to join in the festivities of our 29th Annual British Car Day at Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC. As we have for the past several years, this year’s show will benefit the Garrett Academy’s Auto Collision Body Shop. Benefits from the food tent and silent auction tent will help Mike Branch and the students with much needed supplies and tools for the class. In addition to the British car show itself, of course there is the beauty of the water front park to enjoy. FRIDAY – October 25th Welcome Reception – Harbor Breeze Restaurant 176 Patriots Point, Mt. Pleasant 6- 9pm. Those who have pre-registered for the British car show are welcome to pick up their packets, or you may register at this time. SATURDAY – October 26th British Car Show – […]