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This is a Diary of
the Restoration and Life of a Great Little Car!!!
From the menu
below you will be able to follow the life of this great little car. The
diary begins with the acquisition..... continues through the
restoration..... and then the real fun begins..... British car shows
where the fun is in showing the car, and meeting and greeting fellow
British Car Enthusiasts. In addition there are links to favorite sites,
as well as links to the West Alabama British Car Club and a link to our
next restoration project a 1958 MGA Roadster (Joanne's Car).
I hope you
Restoration Diary 1969 MGB
in British Racing Green
In 1997 our family enjoyed a nice vacation at Walt
Disney World in Orlando Florida. We returned home 5/31/97. The MGB was
listed in our local newspaper "The Tuscaloosa News". On June 1st
(my wife Joanne's birthday) I saw the car for the first time. The owner
Tommy Vaught had already begun the restoration process. The car was
disassembled and in several boxes. The body was ready for stripping of
paint and repair. The engine would need much work as it was totally locked
up. The transmission looked OK but would require thorough inspection. The
asking price was $1250.00. I thought about it for a week and returned on
June 7, 1997. We settled on a price of $1025.00 and the car was
mine. The car was loaded on to a trailer and I took her home.