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The Price of British Cars

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Subject: The Price of British Cars
From: "Michael P. Ohleger" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 14:34:47 -0500
Does anyone know what it is with the price of British cars these days?

I've been watching the ads and looking for just the *right* car and am 
surprised to find 
prices are all over the map.  As an example, I looked at a'53 MGTD not too long 
that was in what I would call *fine* condition, a step below concours, priced 
$10,500.  Later on I looked at another, that the owner called  "excellent 
that had rust, bad wood, and a not too quiet *clank* coming from the no. 3 
priced at $14,500 firm!  MGTD's seem to run anywhere from $6000 to $24,000!

Likewise for MGA's and B's...I own 2 chrome bumper MGB's and paid less than 
$2000 for 
each of them with in the last 3 years, yet I still see "excellent condition" 
cars* selling for $5 - 6000.  A few years ago AH3000's sold for under $7000, 
now a good 
one goes for $15 - 18,000...I could go on, and on.

So what's the point?  Does anyone know of a price guide here in the U.S. 
similar to what 
is found in *Classic and Sports Car* magazine that indexes lbc's and price to 
I find it difficult to tell someone that his price is way out of line when he 
that some unwary novice nostalgic buyer will give the guy what he's asking. 

I'm still looking for the *right* MGTD....anyone got one for sale?


Michael Ohleger

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