Now we'll hear it from the RBBers! And here I am trying to objective about C
vs. B to a newcomer!
Your point is true, but a very nice RBB (few problems) can be had for that
price, a CBB is tricky! (although I did it)....he can always sell it once
he's dealt with the foibles of LBCs and remains in the fold, if he wants a
CBB, I think the new/potential enthusiasts should be approched
differently...just my opinion. Nothing wrong with a RBB except the obvious,
and he wants a daily driver...! youch. Newer is better in that regard, but
maybe simpler is better too...hmmm...
From: Susan and John Roper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Brian Furgalus <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Saturday, April 11, 1998 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: Advice for newcomer to the MGB?!
>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?
>> 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