Here’s a situation familiar to anyone who’s ever owned a classic British sports car:
She’s a lover of vintage cars, but Kate Moss suffered a set back when her beloved blue vintage MG broke down earlier this week. The supermodel, 47, was forced to abandon her vehicle on the side of the A361 near Burford on Wednesday.
Kate’s classic car had to be collected by a recovery truck from the grassy verge of the road, with a team of mechanics checking the inside of the car and lifting up the bonnet.
As much as I love the things, even I will acknowledge that beauty sometimes requires sacrifice in other areas. But seriously…
I know: they’re expensive to run and maintain, temperamental, prone to frequent breakdowns, need constant oiling and maybe even a cylinder re-sleeve. But hey, when looked after and in the right hands… pure fun.
No doubt, every model that reaches age 47, needs a cylinder re-sleeve.
“I know: they’re expensive to run and maintain, temperamental, prone to frequent breakdowns”
I hear the same thing about the cars too..
So there’s a team of mechanics willing to lift up the bonnet and fix a temperamental wife? How much do they charge? How soon can they be here?
Need constant oiling is a feature, not a bug. Trick is maintaining your position as the oiler.
When asked by the kid what was better, a trophy wife or the girl next door, the old hot rodder said “Sometimes, it’s better to give up some top end for drivability.”
If you feel nostalgia towards old Brit iron, try the “This Week with Cars” YouTube channel.
“I know: they’re expensive to run and maintain, temperamental, prone to frequent breakdowns, need constant oiling and maybe even a cylinder re-sleeve. But hey, when looked after and in the right hands… pure fun.”
You’re talking about the MG, right?
Because sometimes you can have just as much fun in a rental, without all the ownership headaches.
Owning an MG is like trying to turn a stripper with a coke habit into a housewife. We lie to ourselves thinking that with just the right amount of love she’ll settle down and be dependable.
It wasn’t a team of mechanics. It was just a bunch of geezers who wanted a look under the bonnet.
Spridgets will be Spridgets.
How many times has Kate had to have been retrieved from the side of the road?
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