We had attended an all English car show years ago where my wife commented that she always admired the MGB. Later, she developed spots on her lungs which worried me to no end. Subsequent x-rays proved there were no changes to the spots. It was determined that the cause was exposure to birds which my daughter had kept indoors. To my relief, I promised myself to make her next birthday something extraordinary.
I purchased a MGB on the internet and had it completely restored (leather, top, electrical, cooling, ignition, paint...). We took a ride to the country and surprised her with her MGB. She even had floor mats with her initials. She loves her car and can't drive it enough.