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Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!

To: Brian Furgalus <>
Subject: Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!
From: Susan and John Roper <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 16:47:21 -0500
Brian Furgalus wrote:
> I'm a 15 (soon to be 16) year old in Cleveland Ohio that is about to buy
> a B.  I've done my research, but would really appreciate any advice.  I
> bought Lindsay Porter's book yesterday.  Excellent buyers guide.
> Anything else I should look out for?  I'm also having problems deciding
> between the later rubber-bumper models (1977-1980) and the mid-aged
> (1972-1974.5 chrome).  I know the chrome looks nicer, but which is more
> appropriate for everyday use?  The thing attracting me to the later ones
> is mainly the cost.  I have about $3500 set aside for the car, and more
> for initial repairs.  Is that reasonable for a chrome in my area?
> Thanks!
> Cheers (as they say in Ye Olde England),
> Brian Furgalus
Brian, buy the chrome bumper car and learn to do the repairs yourself. 
That's where the fun is.  Oh, rubber bumper cars are no more reliable,
and the mods killed the performance and the handling.  John

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