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Re: '58 MGA Worth - Need Help!

To: Kevin Brown <>
Subject: Re: '58 MGA Worth - Need Help!
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 09:18:12 -0400 (EDT)
If the frame is solid (check especially the part that sticks out outwards
near the doors) and the body is not a complete rust bucket then I would go
upwards of around $3000. The engine would be cheap to fix, unless the
crankshaft were so bad that it couldn't be repaired. The rest of the parts
seem to be there and you can get enough back selling extra parts to held
defray your initial cost. Any B engine will fit but things like the back
plate and starter need to be to be
changed on some. There is a lot of
information out there to do it

On Sat, 22 May 1999, Kevin Brown wrote:

> I just got back from looking at fairly rough '58 MGA convertible and
> wondered if someone could give me and idea of what it might be worth.
> The car has been stored inside for many years.  The car is complete. One
> front fender is dinged up a little, but the other panels look pretty
> good and there is a good used fender (to replace the dinged up one) as
> well as an extra hood, doors and trunk, all in good condition.  There is
> some surface rust, where the previous owner had sanded some paint off
> and left it.  The head is off the engine (but with the car) so the
> engine is probably locked up, but all the parts are there.  There is
> also an extra block and head included.  The interior is shot, but all
> the instruments are there and the glass is good.  The bumpers and grill
> need replacing.  The car has steel wheels as well as a spare wire wheel
> rear axle assembly.
> I really don't know what this might be worth.  If it were an early 'B I
> would say maybe $400 or $500, but given the higher cost for the 'As, I
> would guess that with the extra body panels the car would be worth $1000
> or so.  I really don't want to pay over what it might be worth in parts
> in case it turns out later to be more than what I want to deal with.
> Thanks for your help.
> Also, in case both engines are shot -- can a 'B engine be installed in
> an 'A?  Would it have to be a three main bearing engine.
> Kevin Brown   '64 MGB  '71 MGB
> Odessa, MO

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