A good friend's son just came by with a 1980 MGB to ask my opinion. There
was evidence on this former Florida car of rus on the top and bottom of the
front fenders and on the doors. Also the leading edge of the bonnet. Didn't
see anything on the floors, but only made a cursory inspection. All the rust
had been poorly bondo'd and painted over.
Cracked dash top, broken windshield, Weber down draft, no OD, seemed to idle
The battery would not restart it when it stalled, so battery or alternator
Tappets a little noisy.
The top was fair, a roll bar had been fitted, the seats had been cheaply
The seller was asking $4500.00, and I suggested I would pay no more than
$2500.00 and figured it would take easily another $2000 to bring it to decent
rust free shape.
I'm copying my friend on this, so let us know the list's opinion, and if
anyone else has a decent deal on a decent driver, his son is interested.
Robert B. Houston
73 MG Midget
b&Reminds me of my safari in Africa, somebody forgot the corkscrew and for
several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. W. C Fields