Reg the MGB is still trundling along–as it always has under my regime of benign neglect. I’ve owned this car for at least a decade now, and I am still very pleased to be its caretaker. All of the cosmetic issues it had when I bought it are largely still in need of attention, but none of them make any difference when driving. I’m incredibly reluctant to take this car off the road and potentially lose the great patina it has.
I’ve lost touch with the former owner; Jack, if you’re still around, I’d love to hear from you. As always, if you find yourself on the island, you’d be welcome to borrow the car. Hopefully Reg hasn’t aged markedly since you last saw the car, unlike me!
I recently bothered to calculate this machine’s gas mileage; it gets about 26 MPG, much better than I thought. That is slightly less than twice what the XJ6 gets, three times what the F250 gets, and a little less than half what the BSA and the Triumph achieve.