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Of Great Interest to Anyone Who Likes MGs,
This review is from: MG: Britain's Favourite Sports Car (Haynes Classic Makes Series) (Hardcover)
This book is going to appeal to every MG enthusiast, of which there are a huge number in the UK. It is not a lengthy volume, running to a little under 200 pages, but it is absolutely packed with information so that even the most well informed on the marque is going to add to their knowledge.
There is plenty of history from the very earliest MG badged cars which were 1924 variants of the Morris Oxford and then the later purpose built MGs. Post war there is detailed consideration of the models which most will be familiar with, starting with the TC Midget and followed by the TD, TF, Magnettes, and then the more recent MGA, MGB and MGC. Finally the more recent vehicles including the RV8, MGF and the saloon variants are dealt with together with a glimpse into the future with concept cars.
Particularly useful is that for the post war models up to the MGA/B/C there is a buyers' guide which gives point by point advice on what to look out for. I have personal knowledge of MGBs as I have owned one for some thirty years, and the advice given in this book is bang on the money. Whilst a large number are still on the road, a great deal of investigation of any car is necessary before purchasing as all these vehicles are now over thirty years old. Evidence of rust definitely needs to be treated on the ice berg principle as you only see about 10% of what is there!
This book will make an excellent present for anyone with an interest in MGs and that is how I acquired it, but frankly it is so fascinating that I would not have begrudged paying out to buy it myself! It is easy to see why it has run to three editions.