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Old 10th January 2012, 12:32 AM  
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Jim Craik
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Re: The delights of owning an English sports car.

I grew up in California, my first car was a 1963 850 Mini. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.........I was alone in those thoughts.

I was stupid enough to think that I could attract girls with a hot "sports car".

I bought a wrecked MG 1100 sedan, took out the motor and put it in the Mini. The gearing was a little low, but it was fast.

My second car was a 1071 Morris Cooper S. Now I was sure that it was the coolest ever.

Again I was alone.

Since then I've run the gamut, MGB, Lotus, two E-types...........I loved them all.

If nothing else, they taught me a lot about cars and fixing them.

PS I taught my best friends kid sister Frances to drive in that 850 crash box mini. In the end it worked just like I hoped!
Ah, but I was so much older then....

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