How about a few lines from a TR enthusiast.
I have read with interest the views of your various MG fans over the possible demise of the MG, in particular the MG-B.
Let’s face the truth, the B -has no sting and these days is overwhelmed by some 1300.saloons and is due for retirement. Nevertheless, the TR7 is certainly not the car to replace either the MG-B or the TR6.
I also feel that the big sports car is lost because most manufacturers seem to think that it either has be be big and expensive (Stag), or small and revvy (Spitfire or Midget).
I own what I feel is the ideal mass-produced sports car, namely a TR4. It has a top speed in excess of 110 m.p.h.. 30 m.p.g., rugged, reliable, simple and also a unique feature for its year -a Surrey/Targa top incorporating a roll-bar in the frame of the rear window all features which have always been absent in the 1800 MGs. Personally I would regret the loss of the name Triumph or MG, they both are very popular as second-hand values show.
A no-nonsense rugged sports car could be produced by BL. They already have a superb engine for this in the form of the Rover 2300 unit. Drop that in the MG-B then the “Bee” has got a sting to the Targa top and I believe they would be selling a car that most of us would welcome.
Unfortunately I think we TR fans have lost the true TR to American legislation.
Horndean J. JACKSON
TR Register Member