I would restore the MGB. Let me explain why, it is not out of bias for
the MGB, but for resale value. I've noticed that a MGB holds it value
better, rides alot better, has a few more options. The Spitfire is in a
different catagory. It is the equal of the Midget in MG's. It was made
to be the poor man Sportscar. I think they are great for what they
are, I just believe your SO (significant other sp?)will like the B
better. This makes life alot easier to have the support of your SO.
When you go to her and say the LBC needs another $300.00 in parts, she
wont give grief near as bad.
> Understanding the lists understandable bias towards MGs, I have a
> question. I know that several of the listers have or have had a MG.
> Next month I will be returning from Indiana with my high school and
> college sweetheart (a 1974 1/2 MGB). Presently, my daily driver is
> a 1980 Spitfire. The MG will take some work to get it running, but
> is otherwise in good condition. It has been garaged for about eight
> I would like to do a frame up restore of one of these cars and
> use the other as my daily driver. My question: Should I restore the MG or
> the Spitfire? What are the pros and cons of either? Expense? Ease
> of restoration? Other considerations?
> Thanks in advance,
> Rob Schuck
> Evans, GA
52 MGTD,Sparky 74 MGB, B-tris 76 XJ12 Coupe, Jacque
60 Bugeye, Puddles 58 MGA Coupe, Ruby