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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:35 pm 
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MG cars roll off Longbridge production line
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The MG6

The MG6 was designed in Britain

* Mass production returns to Longbridge

The first new MG for 16 years has rolled off the production line in Longbridge.

The MG6 is the first large-scale production at the Birmingham plant since the demise of Rover in 2005 with the loss of 6,000 jobs.

A five-seater model will be available to buy from May and is expected to sell for between £15,495 and £18,995.

MG is owned by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, the largest carmaker in China.

The 1.8l petrol, turbo-charged MG6 has a top speed of 120mph (193km/h) and takes 8.4 seconds to go from 0-60mph.

It has been designed in the UK but the parts are made in China ready for assembly in Longbridge


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:03 pm 
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wow now thats a twist.a brit car made with parts from china assembled in the UK :-o .

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I think the true owners of the past British Leyland must be rolling in their graves. I bet they are not using Lucas gauges and wiring! Mine on my old Spitfire work only when they want to and its mostly not at all!

Still I like the old Brit cars.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:55 pm 
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me too


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:47 am 
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my first car was a '79 MG midget. bought it when I was stationed in HI. Car was a hoot to drive but maintenace was a bit of a bi%$h. One trip to Waikiki had five of us riding in it, :lol Was a good car until I blew a head gasket. Would love to have it back today tho

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:11 pm 
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LUCAS, Prince of darkness. Had a Jag.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:32 pm 
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You know why the Limeys drink warm beer dontcha?

Lucas wired the refrigerators too.

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It appears my 12 yr old is buying a 1961 Morris Minor. She had to promise that she would work on it or else. We shall see.

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Speaking of Morris Minors, when I was stationed in Cheyenne a friend traded me one night for my 53 ford convert and I drove his MM on a date. Could not get it to climb the hill outside the airport so we could watch the planes take off and land. That thing was so under powered I was surprised it would even do highway speeds.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:39 pm 
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my daughters and I we laughing today about that same issue. My dream would be other then getting my Mustang and 56 Ford PU running is to buy a new Caddy CTS-v. It has the 550 Corvette motor in it. The girls were asking what their cars hp was and we laughed about the under 75 hp the Spitfire and the MM have.

They have been instructed NOT to drive them on the freeway and not to leave town!

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