This car was USA delivered (no rubber bumper GTs went to the US), went to Sydney in 1981, then to WA. We came back from India on a Sunday in November 2015 and went off to a meeting at Herlihy’s  about their next Big Trip. This one was planned for 2017 and involved driving 50 year old MGs across the Silk Road, Beijing to Longbridge, UK. Seemed a good idea to us.

We needed a car. Found this one advertised in Western Australia and had
it inspected and declared rust-free. Delivered to Spotswood, we tested it out on the local rough roads. It seemed not too bad, with just general wear and tear. However when David was redoing the engine, a cracked bearing cap showed up, suggesting that the oil pressure gauge might not  have been be too accurate!. With Mazda MX5 seats, refreshed engine gear box and suspension, we took it to Wagga Wagga on a (wet) test run. The main problem was the wipers not meeting the windscreen often. We re-discovered Rainex! With a new windscreen, wipers and other mods, Ginger, plus Ginger Meggs stickers, was ready for the boat ride to Bangkok in February, the start of the Big Trip!