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Subject: $25,000 MGB
From: "n" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 21:18:24 -0500
Re. the $25K MGB's - In Bridgeport, Connecticut a number of years ago we had
a guy named P.T.Barnum.  He said there was a sucker born every minute.

About ten years ago I came across a guy in Phoenix, AZ who was restoring
MGB's for $10,000.  A few years later I had occasion to go to Phoenix on
business & went to visit this "shop."  It was in a real low-rent district &
the "shop" was a group of open-front garages in which a few B's were in
various stages of restoration.  It seemed to be a cheap operation that
produced decent results.  I didn't buy one because I wasn't ready at that

Over the years,  I came across a few companies in SoCal doing B resto.  I
think the company advertising this 25K B was one.  Never made it to visit
them.  But, even then, they were higher priced than others.

Based on the description & photos, these people are trying to recoup ALL of
the labor & parts that they put into restoring these cars.  Are they worth
25K?  No.  But, if they want to spend that on doing a good resto, I'll
gladly pay them $15K for one of their cars.

Norm Sippel
'66 MGB - must be worth $30K if those are $25K.

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