Re: The delights of owning an English sports car.
I've still got my MGB which has been rebuilt into a V8 now. I've had every nut and bolt off that car including the inner workings of the rover SD1 gearbox that it now sports. I ran it for ten years as a standard motor and took it with a mate down to the South of France. Heaven only knows how it managed nearly 3K miles without a problem as it nearly fell apart when it got home. Great memories. It still requires a fair bit of attention now, although I've attended to most problem areas. It's always been and always will be a work in progress. had it for 26 years now.
I had an MG Midget for a while too which seemed a lot faster than it was. A nice 1969 example which was lowered and stiffened up. A real bone shaker. My girlfriend at the time borrowed it for 6 months as her main daily driver. Respect for that.