Originally Posted by lstowell
Whitworth?! They let the british near the design?
Its better than letting Italians near the design!!!! Only cars back in the day more unreliable than a MGB were the Fiat 124 and Alfa Spyder
I won't agree with that. I have had five Triumphs (TR-3, GT-6+, TR-6 and two Spitfires) and an Alfa Romeo Spider (i, not y BTW) and the Alfa is far and away a better vehicle, albeit more modern.
I will say Alfas are easier to screw up and more expensive if you do, if you don't what you are doing. Anyone can, and most likely had to, work on Triumphs or MGs. Forty or fifty years ago when they were new people understood cast iron push rod fours and sixes with a carburetor much better than all aluminum, dual overhead cam engines with mechanical fuel injection, at least here in the US.