I got a note from a guy looking for his dad’s car. Here is what it said…
I am hoping that you enthusiasts can lend a hand. My father purchased and MGB new when he was serving overseas in the Army. When he returned to Chicago he brought the car back with him.
Eventually he sold the car and as you can presume by the feeling of this post my Brother and I are looking to track it down to buy/restore??. I did the typical Google search and came up with no results primarily because it seems the vin number is too short for the current websites. I also reached out the the Chicago land Chapter of the MG enthusiasts club and they put my request in their newsletter but i didn’t hear of anything.
I am hoping that perhaps this community might be of some assistance in helping me track down what ever happened to my father’s car.
The shipping papers he found indicate the following: It lists the Chassis number and the Motor Number.
It was manufactured sometime in early 1963. The car is an MGB 1800 convertible Chassis number is GHN 3 L 150 28. Motor number is GA U H 15176.
I’ve written requests to the DMV’s for Illinois and the surrounding states and they all came back with additional paperwork for me to file but also with notices that due to the Drivers Privacy Protection Act my search today might not be as easy as it might have been if I had begun this process 15 years ago prior to the act.
I keep reading about other people who eventually track down their father’s old classic…I’m just hoping that with a bit of assistance I too might find success.
Robert Beaudry just finished a restoration of a beautiful MG TD. He sends along this note…
In 1975 I started a restoration of a 52 TD, by 77 I gave up it was to hard to find help and parts. But with the internet and you tube has made it fun and easy. Not to mention I can now afford to buy new parts.
Liz’s car hasn’t been out of the garage in 30 some years. She brought it to us to get running. It had sat so long the coolant in the engine had solidified. Here it is on it’s first trip out of the shop.
Who would think that a cute little British racing car website would be so exciting to hack. I have updated our security to be almost Fort Knox like… something you’d expect for a website that stores personal information. All we store are pictures of Little British Cars!! We are still being attacked, at a rate of over 300 users per minute! They are being blocked.
You will notice that a lot of the pictures are gone. Rest assured I have back ups and will restore all of the project pages – current and complete – as the days go on. The shop is really busy leaving me less time to concentrate on this situation. I am working as hard as I can. I appreciate your patience.
Remember – the Summer Party is only a couple of months away! Also remember that all entries in August will pay an extra $10 to enter.
Hackers are jerks. Our site is slowly coming back. Thanks for your patience. The Summer Party Sign Up Form is still active. Working on bringing back the Q@A section and some others. Please be patient. Thank you! -Mike
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