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Re: Whaddaya think?

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Subject: Re: Whaddaya think?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 12:40:42 -0700
Especially when you consider that any MGA is and always will be a more
desirable and collectible car than a 74 Midget, it certainly seems tempting.
But you've got to see it before making any kind of evaluation...

on 9/21/01 11:55 AM, Nory at wrote:

> I've been tempted for a couple months by someone with an MGA lurking in
> their garage.  I still haven't seen the car, but the guy has finally
> decided on a price, so I was wondering what you guys think.  I'll
> probably go look at it in a couple weeks, when the guy moves it to his
> new house, so I'm hoping to make a decision before then, assuming it is
> as it's been described to me.  I don't know a whole lot about MGA's
> (other than that I like them!), so I'm turning to my list buddies for
> advice (as usual).
> It's a 1958 MGA, needs paint, has rebuilt engine, new brakes (owned by a
> mechanic, so I assume this work was properly done).  He has a lot of new
> parts, (but hasn't had time to put them all on yet) including new
> windshield, recovered seats, and all new chrome.  He has bins of parts,
> some new and some from a parts car he had (including wire wheels and
> everything needed to convert), and is not even sure what he has.  It's
> not exactly "driveable", but it runs and runs great (according to him).
> He's asking $5000 (but I'm guessing he can be talked down a little).
> I know what I think about it, but I have an addiction, so I was
> wondering what some "impartial" opinions might be.  Do you guys think it
> might be worth it?  I'd have to get rid of one of my Midgets to make
> room for it (probably the '74- it's the one in worst shape), but I think
> I could live with that.  On the other hand, do I really want another
> project right now?  I'd still have 2 Midgets, even if I sell the '74.
> On the other hand again, $5000 seems like a good price for an 'A with a
> rebuilt engine and bins of new parts, doesn't it?


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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