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Re: Follow up optimistic mgb wheel price

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Subject: Re: Follow up optimistic mgb wheel price
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 12:03:58 -0800
If all you think is salvageable are the wheels, it's definitely not worth
towing home. Used wire wheels in unknown condition are basically worthless,
since it is far more likely than not that they will have problems. If you
had a B and just wanted a few spares around, or to replace a known bad
wheel, that's one thing; but it certainly isn't worth dragging home a rotten
carcass based on the resale value of "free" wheels. In all likelihood the
tire shop would tell you they are out of true, and refuse to balance them;
not to mention the spline issue. It's possible the spare might be OK,
though, if you wanted to nab that on principle.

As far as that auction is concerned, all I can say is that it appears
exceedingly bogus. Even a brand new chrome Dunlop rim and new Vredestein
tire would cost less than $300.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 11/25/02 12:51 PM, Roger Wilt at wrote:

> Just curious, what do you think a set of 4 mgb spoke wheels are worth?
> When I was storing my SeaDoo this winter in a large warehouse facility I
> spied a dirty 75-77? blue mbg with 4 spoke wheels sitting back in a corner.
> Owner of the facility said it was placed in storage more than 10 years ago.
> Hasn't moved since. All original paperwork on car owner gone. Facility owner
> says its his now but would give to me just to tow it away. Outside body is
> OK but tires flat, pass seat missing, holes in floorboard, top is shot,
> spedo gone, couldn't get hood up.
> Worth my time? I don't have any storage space at home unless I throw the
> wife's van out on the street this winter.(NOT!)
> Roger
> 51TD
> Columbus, Ohio

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