If You Like Tinkering, Old British Cars Can Help

If you're 21, your schoolmates may not understand why you spent your weekend under a Mini, or an MGA. But that's okay.

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When it comes to the battle of generations, baby boomers often team up with the armies of Generation X to complain about how millennials are always on their phones, getting terrified when a check engine light comes into play. Luckily, if at the age of 21, your choice of transportation is either a 1958 MGA or a 1962 Austin Mini, you'll definitely prove them wrong. Chances are you don't have hours to spend on social media, while you're probably also aware that a randomly flashing oil pressure bulb doesn't necessarily mean the end of the world, at least when it comes to BMC B-series engines.

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You have your friends to help and can learn with them, you always carry some extra oil in the back, and at the end of the day, you certainly have the coolest cars in the school's parking lot. An MGA with its curves, wooden dash and the peppier engine out of an MGB is a California dream come true, while an early Mini is cuteness overload with its basic interior, external door hinges and tiny taillights. And with that rubber suspension doing its thing, talk about a bouncy ride!

On the rare occasion that both of your cars are working, videos such as these can be produced, inspiring other teenagers to get busy wrenching. After all, your phone won't work in 55+ years, but at twice that age, a 1962 Mini will, as long as one cares for it. And that's really cool.

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