I agree with Paul. Pass on the car, unless he has a welder and lots of
garage space and spare $.
69 MGC purchased for $4500.00 invested beyond purchase $5000.00 and not done
yet by a long shot.
70 MGB purchased for $2500 invested beyond purchase $4500.00
PS Both of my cars were complete restoration projects with great bodies. MGC
has yet to get new paint.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Root" <email@example.com>
Cc: <MG-MGB@yahoogroups.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: MG Pricing
> That still sounds high to me. Pass on the car.
> On Aug 10, 2006, at 3:03 PM, RampantNM@aol.com 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.
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