Yup - I've always had a thang for British roadsters - I have wanted one since I was 15. Austin-Healey 3000, Jag XK120/140/150 and XKE, Lotus Elan, Jensen-Healey, MGA, TR6, Morgan 4/4, Sunbeam Tiger - I love all of them! And yeah, I know that if I actually owned one I would regret it - but I don't care!
To be honest, it's not just the British roadsters - the Italian roadsters are also on my list - and I wouldn't kick a Porsche 550 Spyder out of my garage either!
I like a flowing, artistic body and no roof!
I'm not one for drophead's, It usually looks like something went wrong with the design to me. No use for the dogfire yet the GT6 fascinates me. Same with the MGB vs BGT the roofline adds to the flow.
Truth be known. I really wouldn't have a clue what to buy now if I was in the market. Perhaps an MR2. I think reliability has really bitten into me .
The 512 BBi really suits me more, I love that V12. It makes a great noise and the power is more linear and not as abrupt.
It's just a simple little Healey, not much really can go wrong with it. I'd imagine the people up there just drive them the way they're driven in the UK, with a slicker, goggles, and galoshes. When you live with "weather" that long, you don't actually see it as an obstacle. That would be a perfect car in So Cal for the weekends.
True that, youngsters have no idea what to do with it.
I know a 30 year old who had no clue how to tell time with an analog clock. Way to go education system