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Lonwuff Gerald Beach
NAMPA, ID, USA   USA
Hi, I read somewhere to avoid purchasing the year of an orphan. What is this and what years would be designated as an orphan car?

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Fairfield, CA, USA   USA
ALL MGBs are orphans. An Orphan car is one where the manufacturer is no longer in business.

Other orphan cars would include Pontiac, Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Triumph, Borgward, and hundreds of others. Some of which are worth millions of dollars these days.<G>



1973 Pale Primrose Roadster. A nice 10-footer!
SUs, Datsun 5-speed

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Lonwuff Gerald Beach
NAMPA, ID, USA   USA
I want an orphan car thanks!

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rocannon Platinum Member Frank .
Clairvius Narcisse Township, Bokor, St. Kitts and Nevis   KNA
1967 MG MGB GT "GT From Hell"
1980 MG MGB "Restored By Photoshop Inc."
Ah, you want to avoid an orphan of a certain age, eh? Ageism, of a sorts?winking smiley



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little G Charlie T
queensland, QLD, Australia   AUS
1964 MG MGB "Little G"
And gender....he doesnt want a bitch of a car !!
In reply to # 3907795 by rocannon Ah, you want to avoid an orphan of a certain age, eh? Ageism, of a sorts?winking smiley

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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
An orphan car is any car that is no longer supported by the parent comany that built it.

In the case of classic cars, that would be a big part of the hobby since what makes the car collectible is the rarity. Part of the hobby is the challenge of supporting the cars with limited parts availability.

Other examples are more modern cars like Saturn and Pontiac where the parent company is still alive but the cars are not being made anymore.

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jseabolt James Seabolt
Mount Carmel, TN, USA   USA
1977 MG MGB
MG is still in business. They just make ugly crossover vehicles like everybody else is making these days that all look alike.

And they are owned by the Chinese.



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1977 MGB
1980 Fiat 124 Spider (turbo)
1987 Yugo (1500 turbo)
1981 Trabant 601
1987 Citroen 2CV
1968 Ford Fairlane 500

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Thurlowb Silver Member Brad Thurlow
Coquitlam, BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3908334 by jseabolt MG is still in business. They just make ugly crossover vehicles like everybody else is making these days that all look alike.

And they are owned by the Chinese.

Right...try calling them for parts.

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jimbarin Jim Barin
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK   GBR
Unfortunately when you are an orphan car your parents are no longer around to provide support - ie no factory original spares.

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