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Re: That '71 B again (longish)

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Subject: Re: That '71 B again (longish)
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 12:40:45 -0800
This car doesn't sound too bad to me, if you want a winter project that 
could be drivable in the spring. It might take up to $1000 to make it 
usable (not perfect), given seats, gauge faces, batteries and brake 
components; so I wouldn't offer over $1500. That leaves a little slack 
for the inevitable unforeseen glitches. Oil pressure looks good, at 
least. Interior stuff is pretty straightforward -- you just buy the stuff 
and put it in (OK, the tunnel carpet may not be all that simple). Same 
with the brakes, except for the tedious bleeding process.

I was recently quoted $250 for a 100-mile flatbed transport, so his cost 
sounds reasonable, and much less hassle than doing it yourself in the 
snow, for what would wind up almost the same price, I would think.

I would think he'd go for $1500 "as is" just to get it off his lot. There 
is always a certain element of risk, but for that price I don't think 
you'd be too far wrong. At any rate, when the weather warms up you could 
always find another "sucker"... <g>


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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