Plus if I remember correctly from my 10 years worth of assignments to
Germany you must post a bond with customs equal to the value of the car and
the cost of bringing it to US standards (not just emissions but safety too)
It would be interesting to know what it would really cost to bring a
European spec car to the US and what are the differences too. I bet MP
customs would have an idea. Maybe you could find out?
Ross Overcash, 74B, NAMGBR 2-1172, Ayer, MA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of EPMD- van syckel, John
> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 1998 1:36 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: MGF - is it a real MG?
> I have offered this before, but no takers. If anyone in the States, or
> Canada, wants a LHD MGF, I'll send one. European specifications (although
> I'm not sure there is much difference anymore), approximate cost, U.S.
> $23,000 (shipping, another U.S. $2,000). I have no financial interest in
> this whatsoever.
> I have driven a MGF, they are nice and they are modern. I understand that
> some people want sports cars to be a little "unrefined." I love my 1971
> MGB, but wouldn't mind owning a MGF either.
> John S. van Syckel
> 1971 MGB (BRG, no PO)
> MG Car Club Deutschland, e.V.
> AMGBA #78-568
> > ----------
> > From: Murray Arundell[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Donnerstag, 02. April 1998 02:39
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: RE: MGF - is it a real MG?
> > What is it with you guys. Are you crabby because Rover doesn't send you
> > any MG-Fs. I'm sorry to "flame" you Jack, but how many MGBs do
> you think
> > MG would have sold in the States if they had the same equipment level as
> > say a P-Type or a T-Type?
> > Remember MG Cars Company (Rover / BMW) is not in the business of making
> > cars. They are in the business of making money. They do this by making
> > cars that people WANT to buy. Sad as it may seem us
> "enthusiast" are now,
> > as we probably have always been a very small part of the target
> market for
> > this type of car.
> > A sports car is many things to many people. My TC is (to my mind) a
> > sports car. I also regard my MGB GT-V8 as a sports car. Yet a
> quick look
> > at the two vehicles will tell you that one is far, far more refined than
> > the other. So is someone out there game to tell me that
> factory BGT-V8 is
> > not a sports car? I would think not. It is however a developement of a
> > theme.
> > I was because BMC/BL failed to continue developing that them that led to
> > their demise and with it the magic names of MG, Healey, Triumph etc.
> > Would someone please tell me just what is wrong with a two
> seater drop top
> > that goes, handles, sounds and feels good having air-con and
> not leaking.
> > My 2c worth again......
> > Murray Arundell
> > >From: "Feldman, Jack (Jack)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >Subject: RE: MGF - is it a real MG?
> > >Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 11:37:51 -0600
> > >Sender: email@example.com
> > >Reply-To: "Feldman, Jack (Jack)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >
> > >Paul K said "As long as us Yanks only have pictures to look at, there
> > >will be a certain amount of badmouthing when it comes to the F".
> > >
> > >Last January when I came back from a trip in which I made a point of
> > >going to see an F, I said it was not a sports car. No one would rise to
> > >the bait of defining a sports car. My point is that the true sports car
> > >is a simple car without a bunch of junk hanging off of it which the
> > >owner can then shape to his own wishes. The owner can make it into a
> > >race car, or a touring car as they wish. No power
> accessories, no fancy
> > >appointments, just a simple car that allows us to communicate with the
> > >road when we drive, not isolate us from it.
> > >
> > >I agree with whoever said the MGF might as well have been a Miata.
> > >
> > >
> > >Jack
> > >
> > >