British car museum in America to raffle MGB

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The British Transportation Museum in America is making it possible for one lucky person to own a restored 1974 MGB-GT.

According to Mark Macy of Macy’s Garage in New Carlisle, Ohio, the GT with torquey 1.8-liter four, overdrive and air conditioning, was originally sold in Florida, and had an especially sound body. Originally white, the car was given a dark blue finish. Moss Motors donated $1,000 worth of new interior components, and sold the balance of the interior and mechanical components at cost to the museum.

Macy’s Garage donated the space and labor with volunteer help from museum members Dick Smith, Pete Stroble, Chuck White and Paul Rich, who also created the beautiful, one-off teak and walnut steering wheel.

“Though it’s been driven only a few, careful miles since its restoration, I can say that it’s a solid and quiet car, free of squeaks and rattles, and a very comfortable driver. This is going to make someone a very nice collector car or daily driver,” Macy said.

Tickets are $20 each, or six for $100. Proceeds will benefit the museum, which is an arm of the Society for the Preservation of British Transportation in America, an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. The drawing is scheduled to take place at the British Transportation Museum¹s 7th annual “British Car Meet at the Market” car show, May 15, 2010, or as soon as all 1,000 tickets have been sold. Visit the Macy’s Garage website at www.macysgarage.com to learn how to buy tickets. Find out more about the museum at www.britishcarmuseum.org.

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