Well, I will say this before someone else beats me to it:
"The British drink warm beer because they have Lucas refrigerators"
Also, before I got hooked on Alfas, my first two cars were 1956 Austin Healey 100's (100, not 100-4; there is no such model as a 100-4). The first one, in Michigan, needed a heat lamp on the distributor before it would start on a damp day. The second one, in Kentucky, was a 100M with hood louvers, and it continued to run even though I drove through a puddle so deep that water came through the hood louvers. Go figure...
Originally Posted by Possum
At one time I had a Brit car with the electronics designed by the prince of darkness. If it rained on the other side of the county that frigging car wouldn't start. I hated everything Lucas at that point in my life.