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Re: New to MG's and looking at a '69

To: "Victoria & David Boyd" <>,
Subject: Re: New to MG's and looking at a '69
From: Chris Delling <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 22:25:11 -0400
>From what you've described, I wouldn't give half of what is being asked.  A
truly "excellent" 69 B, which should need nothing at all to be an excellent
daily driver and potentially win a few ribbons in the club shows would cost
$6000.  Concours quality cars go for $9K to $12K or so.  The biggest
concern is the structual rigidity of the body and home made rockers and pop
rivets/brazing sounds like the worst possible bodge.  Keep looking.


Chris Delling

At 07:06 PM 10/16/97 -0400, Victoria & David Boyd wrote:
>Hi folks:
>I fancy MG's and have been test driving a couple. Never owned one before. A
>'69 (registered in '70) has caught my eye. Nicely restored.  Mechanic had a
>fine tooth comb when he went over it and found the following:
>-needs new springs
>-rad has oil in coolant
>-head gasket is blown
>-wiring broken to heater fan
>-trunk and bonnet has filler and is blistering (car was painted-restored(?)
>5 years ago
>-needs 5 new tires
>-brakes on right side are oil soaked
>-rocker panels (home made) were repaired recently with pop rivets - lots of
>brazing, resin and gaps
>-King pins are loose and need rebuild
>-battery needs clean and refit.
>Estimated cost of mechanics $3K not counting the paint and body work
>Owner asking $6K+ and claims it's worth 8.
>Comments, opinions and advice is welcome, appreciated and required.

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