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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
While at Hershey I looked at all the MGs in the car correl that were up for sale. Amazing what some of the dealers that try to flip a car for profit. Of all the MGAs and Bs there were only two that the person selling that were honest. A nice 75 MGB that was from Fredericksburg, Maryland. Owner told me everything wrong with the car. Very honest... Even had a nice price tag that was within reach of many people. Also a 1600 MGA. Owner was the same on honesty. We had a very nice long talk. Price was $19,500 and he had a sign to look under the car no rust. And he was right I felt for the inner sills and all were solid. No bondo, no dents.

Then there was the MGA twin cam......................................................................................And about three other MGAs.

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
The B


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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
And the Twin Cam.

Shame..................

More pictures to come

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
More of the twin cam. more to come


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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Had to throw in a couple of nice pictures of British too,


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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Hi John,

do you know the VIN and the asking price for the Twin Cam ?

Gio

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Geo,

I enlarged the vin number in the picture. All I could get is D3/791. The letters were blocked by the pipe. I could not see any other numbers after the number 1. There seems to be no stamping at all after the number one. The dealer selling the car stated that it was a 1959. But really I don't know if this is true. There were so many things wrong with this car I wouldn't have walked away I would have sprinted.

I reached under the rocker to feel the inner sills on both sides when the dealer wasn't looking. There were none. They were completely rotted away. Body wise lots of dents, nicks, and scratches. The rims were rusty and they spray painted the rims right over all that rust. I was told that the engine had be completely rebuilt in California before they got it. From the looks of the engine and gaskets I doubt it.

If I remember correctly the price was $59,900 US Dollars. After the first day it was gone. I believe someone from overseas got it. But I could be wrong.

On the other three MGAs I looked at that I did post pictures on. All had the sills rotted but not as bad as the Twin Cam.

If you want I'll email you the dealer's name, business address, e mail address and list of other cars he was selling. Personally if you do call him, count your fingers after talking to him.

John

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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Redding, CT, USA   USA
I was always curious about how successful the owners are in selling their cars at events like this. Do people really go to these events and actually buy these cars or is more of just getting the word out?

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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
John,

THANKS for your explanations. I found out it was YD3/791.

You don't need to forward sellers details.

Cheers

Gio

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
In reply to # 3606991 by copernicus I was always curious about how successful the owners are in selling their cars at events like this. Do people really go to these events and actually buy these cars or is more of just getting the word out?


I'd say that most are sold but they are bought up by overseas buyers from all over. I personally talked to five people from the UK on the cars they bought.. Most people know what they are looking for.

I stay away from want to be dealers (flippers) with New York/New Jersey accents. The ones with more then one car to sell. My butt cheeks tend to tighten up when looking at their cars..

The private single car sellers tend to be the best ones to deal with. More open and proud of what they have done to their car that they are selling.

There are some good deals to make there. Picture 012 is at 6 am at the first day. next one 020 is an hour later. As the day progresses more cars and more people. I'd say the car corral is about 2 miles long and in the vendor's area still more car/trucks for sale. The picture 052 is later in the day and the empty spots you see is cars sold and moved to the back parking area. Picture 053 is the the other direction going down the hill and under the bridge.

John


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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Redding, CT, USA   USA
In reply to # 3607347 by 59mgaguy
................................There are some good deals to make there. Picture 012 is at 6 am at the first day. next one 020 is an hour later. As the day progresses more cars and more people. I'd say the car corral is about 2 miles long and in the vendor's area still more car/trucks for sale. The picture 052 is later in the day and the empty spots you see is cars sold and moved to the back parking area. Picture 053 is the the other direction going down the hill and under the bridge.

John

Thanks John. Hershey is only a 4-5 hour ride for me but I never had the time to make it down there when I was working. Now that I have too much time on my hands I'm going to put it on my calendar for 2018 (Oct. 10-13) to see what I can see.



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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Gio,

What can you tell me about the car? I was told the dealer bought it from California.

John

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mgaex189 Platinum Member Giovanni Delicio
Obrigheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany   DEU
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C2"
1955 MG MGA 1500
1955 MG MGA 1500 "C1"
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe    & more
Hi John,

I have following Details:
VIN Body# Engine# Delivery to Actually in Body Color Trim Hood

YD3 791 68522 16G-U371 USA / NA USA Black Red Black


Gio

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
Gio,

Nice to know. After looking at the car I kind of shook my head on the condition of it. I reached under the rocker and felt for the sills. There wasn't one bit of metal left. Completely gone.

Someone is going to have their hands full bring it back. Price was $59,500 I had thought it was $59,900 but I just found the flyer I picked up on it.

John

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