I spotted this well used 1966 MG MGB GT in Arcadia this morning. The Union 76 service station at Foothill moved it around so I could get my wife’s car smogged. Wow…what a surprise to see that lovely old relic of the British auto industry be pulled out. To learn more about “freckles” you will need to make the jump.
I got the information on the car from the mechanic who said they had the car in for some routine maintenance. “Freckles” is one of 5 MG’s that belong to a Judge over at LA Superior Court in Pomona. This is one of the ones not fully restored and on the cruise and show circuit. Each of his car’s is named by his wife (whom I’ve crossed paths with as she is active in many Monrovia organizations). “Freckles” got its name because of the many colors of paint showing through its well worn and used body.
The MG MGB GT was a Pininfarina designed 2+2 that borrowed its running gear from the more commonly seen MGB Roadsters. The GT was introduced in 1965 and had a run of 15 years. Over 125,000 units were built until the cessation of production in 1980. Sadly for us in the US it was only imported until 1974. It never was a volume seller in this country and the cost to have it meet our ever strengthening Emissions and Safety requirements killed it off for us.
All pics done by me with the trusty phone cam and does get bigger with a click.