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Re: MG Pricing

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Subject: Re: MG Pricing
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 15:29:28 -0700
Maybe $1500, max... I wouldn't go that high.

The only reason you would want a 1980 is because it might not be as clapped
out and rusty as an early model, but that is not the case, here. All the
problems, and none of the rewards...


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

on 8/10/06 1:03 PM, at wrote:

> 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
> pretty well.
> The battery would not restart it when it stalled, so battery or alternator
> problem.
> Tappets a little noisy.
> The top was fair, a roll bar  had been fitted, the seats had been  cheaply
> recovered.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Robert B. Houston
> 63 TR4
> 74.5 MGBGT
> 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

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