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Re: Portland, OR MGs

To: Max Heim <>
Subject: Re: Portland, OR MGs
From: Rick Sinclair <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 16:50:20 -0800
We purchased our '68 MGB in Portland in 1984 but we moved from there
in 1986. We haven't noticed any rust or corrosion problems.

Desiree---proud Mom of Rory, age 14 who just got the car running again
after 5 years of sitting in the garage---much thanks to this list!!!

Max Heim wrote:
> I was visiting in Portland, Oregon over Christmas and I noticed several
> nice-sounding MGB-GTs in the local Auto Trader magazine, including an
> MGC-GT with OD. My father tells me that Portland has some of the lowest
> used car prices in the country; and despite its soggy reputation, rust
> isn't that much of a problem since it seldom snows and they don't use
> salt. There has always been a fair amount of British car activity in the
> NW -- all my early LBC encounters were in Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis.
> Anyway, I haven't noticed any listers from Portland, but it occurs to me
> it might be a good source of cars for west coasters, particularly
> northern Californios and Seattlites.
> If there are any webfoot lurkers, I apologize if I'm giving away any
> secrets. My father also related an anecdote about an unnamed foreign car
> dealer of his acquaintance who was stripping and crushing GTs "because
> there was no market for them". On returning from a trip to England, my
> father told the fellow he should start shipping them across the water,
> where Bs are much more highly valued overall, and GTs frequently sell for
> more than roadsters. So, you could look at it as a service to the marque,
> to save Portland's GTs from exportation or the crusher...  : )
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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