I don't have personal experience with them, but $3500 it sounds like a
bargain. Main item to check: they have a wood frame. Can get pricey if
rotten. Restored, it should bring well over $10k.
----- Original Message -----
From "Bryan Vandiver" <Bryan.Vandiver at Eng.Sun.COM>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 12:24 PM
Subject: MGA advice
> Some of you may remember that I brought up an MGA I saw about a month
> Well it's now listed in the local paper for $3500. I just got off the
> the guy, and here's the scoop.
> '58 MGA ccomplete - Was driven and parked in his driveway about 14 months
> When he drove it home, it had not been started for quite a while, and was
> running rough, but was driven approximately 10 miles to his home. It has
> been started since.
> red-oxidize paint, with .surface rust along fender beading.
> Body is fairly straight and solid looking.
> two dents on drivers side - one 4x8" in front side fender, and one about
> same in rear side fender
> front bumper is bent almost exactly in the middle, but ends look straight.
> the grill is straight, except there is surface rust at the very top where
> 'crest' is missing.
> Has decent look wire wheels, with a nice set of Dunlop Gold seals
> The only major rust spots are directly in front of the rear wheels where
> paint is bubbled pretty badly in about a 4x4" area on each side.
> Interior is complete, but needs restored, andthe top frame and side
> What do you guys think?? I'd especially like to hear from the MGA owners
> there. When I looked at it before, it appeared that it really wasn't any
> complicated than my Bugeye, and used many of the same components. It looks
> it would require a lot less work than my bugeye did, and because it's
> complete, I won't have to spend 5-years looking for parts like I did my
> Regards - Bryan