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stone4140 Daniel Schuler
Caledonia, NY, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB
My mechanic bought this at auction. He has all the paperwork. I already have a 78 that I like a lot. This purchase would either be for trying to fix it a bit and resell or part it out. The rockers are shot under the door and some major rust on the front fender. The floor pans feel solid and I like the hardtop. He said $600 takes it home. Anything special about the year or comments on if its a worthy pursuit? Not trying to get rich, but I like having a project on the side.

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stone4140 Daniel Schuler
Caledonia, NY, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB
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NFexec Doug Powers
Beachwood, OH, USA   USA
Depending on the condition of the engine, carbs, etc.... I'd say part it out. That hard top and steering wheel are worth a couple sheckles alone. But then if you REALLY want to have your way with it ... have fun! ;-)

Doug

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tampaguy Jack Shea
Elgin, OR, USA   USA
The third photo is a keeper !

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NOHOME P P
O, ON, Canada   CAN
1967 MG MGB GT "Maggie (GT From Hell)"
Looks pretty soft to me.
Looks very well used(up) but not overly molested
It needs EVERYTHING. Would be a good car for someone who wanted an ambitious project. You would be underwater by the time it was done, but the early pull handle cars do have a following and you would have some new skills by the time you finished.
Easy 10k burn to get the body done to paint.

Pete

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stone4140 Daniel Schuler
Caledonia, NY, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB
couple more pics. I have no intention of bringing her back to her former glory. It would either be getting it in daily driver condition or parting it out. Seems like a waste just sitting behind his shop.


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Ichi Scott Martin
Kenora, ON, Canada   CAN
$600 isn't a bad price for a decent hard top and some nice parts
Scott

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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
If you have welding skills you can turn a small profit on putting this together. If no welding skills it will cost a bit more than you can sell.

All MGB’s are simple cars to work on but the so-called Mk.1 cars are especially so. There’s next to nothing in them that doesn’t make them go stop or turn.

Having said that the top alone is worth $600. So a profit can be made parting it out.

I would be interested in the top if you decide to go that way.

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stone4140 Daniel Schuler
Caledonia, NY, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB
In reply to # 3908054 by Noble66 If you have welding skills you can turn a small profit on putting this together. If no welding skills it will cost a bit more than you can sell.

All MGB’s are simple cars to work on but the so-called Mk.1 cars are especially so. There’s next to nothing in them that doesn’t make them go stop or turn.

Having said that the top alone is worth $600. So a profit can be made parting it out.

I would be interested in the top if you decide to go that way.

Well if you are willing to pay $600 for the hardtop I'll pick it up todaysmiling smiley

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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
By the way, that’s a Midget steering wheel. Another $100+.

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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
In reply to # 3908056 by stone4140 Having said that the top alone is worth $600. So a profit can be made parting it out.

I would be interested in the top if you decide to go that way.

Well if you are willing to pay $600 for the hardtop I'll pick it up todaysmiling smiley
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It’s a bit far for me. I’d need more pictures and a plan to get it from NY to FL before I agreed. I have relatives in Buffalo so maybe just to there.

PM me.

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mjoeb joe doornenbal
scio, OR, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "Magdalene"
Those very early MGBs are hard to turn down, value on the rise...

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Steven 67GT Steven Rechter
Jackson, CA, USA   USA
The sum of the parts are worth more than the $600.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-13 12:32 PM by Steven 67GT.

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dryden Clive Dryden-Chouen
Gloucester, Forest of Dean, UK   GBR
Looks like it was originally Iris Blue..... '64, Mk1, wires, factory hardtop, = Holy Grail....

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DBGaither Gold Member Douglas Gaither
Clovis, CA, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB
1973 MG MGB "The Six"
1973 MG MGB "Clyde"
There's a switch where the overdrive switch goes - but there's no visible OD relay or early vacuum switch that I could see in the engine bay. So there *may* be an OD, that's worth $600 by itself. If you're going to part it out, you should be able to get $100 for the dashboard.

-Doug

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