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The Brits used to make truly beautiful sports cars. There were several companies making them, including Jaguar, my early favorite.
Bristol motor cars should be a required acquisition for all who could afford one. it would give an appreciation for the technical excellence and artistic ability of British engineers and manufacturers. When given the resources to perform at their best, British engineers and manufacturers rise up to the top of the heap. they rarely get that opportunity as their government requires all of British industry to remain mediocre or at best, least competitive in the world market. Having experience with British manufactured aerospace, automotive and industrial equipment, i have found this to be so. when ever one finds true excellence in engineering in British manufactured products, one also finds a distinct lack of government supervision. one wonders why this is so.