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Posted By: Sailor, 04-06-2018, 01:52 PM

Yesterday, I attended a Mecum auction in Houston. As is usually the case with Mecum, consignments comprised scads of Corvettes and '60s muscle cars. However, there was a smattering of other stuff, including the MGTD, MGTF, Austin Healy 3000, Jag MK 2 Sedan and Jag XK150 pictured below.

Photography was not my main focus (ho, ho, ho . . . .) this trip, so my picture taking was slap dash. Consequently, the pics are technically pretty mediocre. Still, they may be of interest to some.

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Actually pretty nice shots. You did a good job on some cars that always need work (thanks Lucas infernal electrics,) but are easy to work on and easier on the eyes than most modern cars. I miss my old MG whenever the sun is out.
What did you bid on? Did you get it? I watched the last few minutes of the Mecum auction yesterday on Sling TV. Was that the one?

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Beautiful shots Jer. Imagine the work involved getting these cars to look like they do. That's what I call pride of ownership.

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Nice shooting....man, that MGTD brings back memories - when I was a teenager circa the mid 60's an older guy I used to race slot cars with owned a British racing green 52 TD, unique cars! Thanks for sharing some nice photos!
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Glad you like 'em, my friend.

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Actually pretty nice shots. You did a good job on some cars that always need work (thanks Lucas infernal electrics,) but are easy to work on and easier on the eyes than most modern cars. I miss my old MG whenever the sun is out.
What did you bid on? Did you get it? I watched the last few minutes of the Mecum auction yesterday on Sling TV. Was that the one?
Thanks - I appreciate the kind words. I was totally uninvolved in the actual auction - I attend these things as an observer, since they serve as one giant car show in which you can walk among the cars with not a lot of people around.

I'm betting it was the one you saw, although I know little about Sling TV. The auction was broadcast here on an NBC Sports channel; up until a few years ago, Mecum was on the Velocity network before moving to NBC.

Regarding Lucas, I'm well familiar with the electrical woes that can befall British cars of this era. I learned to drive in a Morris Minor convertible my Dad bought new in 1958.

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Beautiful shots Jer. Imagine the work involved getting these cars to look like they do. That's what I call pride of ownership.
Thanks much! There was, indeed, lots of polishing going on.

Jer

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Nice shooting....man, that MGTD brings back memories - when I was a teenager circa the mid 60's an older guy I used to race slot cars with owned a British racing green 52 TD, unique cars! Thanks for sharing some nice photos!
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Hey Bill - glad to like 'em and that they brought back some memories.

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When I was about 9 years old I got a ride in my cousins MG, stuffed in the space behind the two front seats, I can remember that the exhaust was hot and not much else.
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When I was about 9 years old I got a ride in my cousins MG, stuffed in the space behind the two front seats, I can remember that the exhaust was hot and not much else.
I've driven MGs several times and enjoyed 'em each time, but I doubt I'd feel that way about the cars had I been introduced to them as you were!

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That red MG at top, wow, I want it! Nice shots!
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How many did you bring home?
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That red MG at top, wow, I want it! Nice shots!
Hey Jerry - all you need is your check book! Thanks for looking and for the kind words.

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How many did you bring home?
None! I'm poor boy just trying to make good.

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