Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Monday, February 26, 2018

1937 MG SA

Thanks to Stephen Hendrickson for the heads-up on AJ Baime's piece in The Wall Street Journal on this MG SA: 
Jean Clyde Mason, 84, an artist and designer from Los Angeles, on her 1937 MG SA, as told to A.J. Baime in the WSJ.
"My late husband Spencer and I always loved cars. Soon after we married in 1955, we were on a game show called “You Bet Your Life,” and Groucho Marx asked the questions. We won some money and bought our first car: a three-wheeled Morgan. Soon after, we bought a used Jaguar and while I loved the look of it, I always joked that it was like being in love with an actor. It never worked.
"Around 1960 we were watching the 1940 film “ Rebecca, ” starring Laurence Olivier, when we saw this British car move across the screen. It was a 1937 MG SA. We both thought: That is a beautiful car. Soon after, my husband saw an ad for one for sale in England. The British pound was weak at the time, so he bought it for very cheap..."

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