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Re: [Mgs] Salvage title

To: Thomas Gunderson <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Salvage title
From: Robert's New iPad <>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:43:37 -0400
Cc: mglist <>
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Hi Tom,
        Thatâ??s terrible news.
        Generally speaking, a car that burns by itself can be 
salvaged/recovered and can be restored.   A car that is in a garage or barn 
fire may have its metal annealed, changing its strength.  An engineer can 
explain this better, but most owners of burned cars will stay away from one 
that was baked.  
        One would think that the salvage title would push down the value, but I 
have no direct knowledge.  One of the guys in our club owns a couple of cars, 
not MGs, that he has bought from insurance companies, repaired and repainted 
them, and has had good service from them.  He is a talented and experienced 
        Do you have pictures of the car that you can share?

> On Sep 30, 2022, at 9:04 PM, Thomas Gunderson <> wrote:
> My MGA was in a fire. Hagerty will let me buy the car back for about 1/3 the 
> total payout. This will put the car as salvage. If I keep the car and restore 
> the car to the status it was before the fire. How will the salvage title 
> affect the value?
> Should I let them keep the car and take the money?
> 1957 MGA 1500 rst
> Tom Gunderson
> Sent from my iPhone X
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