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1968 MGC GT in Alaska.

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Pelicanpirate Jeremy Parrett
Vero Beach, FL, USA   USA
1968 Mini 1275GT "OLD YELLA"
1979 MG MGB MkIV "Sarah"
2008 Nissan 350Z
Looking at a 1968 MGC GT in Alaska that was stored indoors since 1977. It a non runner and has sill rust. Brakes are seized as well. Body otherwise is Ok with underbody surface rust. Interior is ok , no tears and dash rip free.
Anyone like to put a ballpark value on it. S&H to Florida if it starts steers and brakes is $3000. Container is $5600.

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Coastal, SC, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA MkII
1968 MG MGC
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Its hard to give you a number without pictures and more info. Considering S&H costs my gut feeling is leave it in Alaska.
Ron

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Steve B Silver Member Steve Brannan
Weeki Wachee, FL, USA   USA
yep, Im with Ron. A few of these in Florida and an Alaska car is almost certainly in worse shape than she looks
Steve

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
Ron x3



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Pelicanpirate Jeremy Parrett
Vero Beach, FL, USA   USA
1968 Mini 1275GT "OLD YELLA"
1979 MG MGB MkIV "Sarah"
2008 Nissan 350Z
Here are some pics. He says its not in bad shape. Sills are rusty...….underside is surface rust......any idea what its worth ?


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C8407 Silver Member Craig Cummings
Williamsburg, VA, USA   USA
Jeremy,
Keep looking in the lower 48.
Craig

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ga duke Mike Dooley
Newnan, GA, USA   USA
This model is expensive to restore....start with the best one you can find...or purchase one already restored. Only my opinion.

M

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Pelicanpirate Jeremy Parrett
Vero Beach, FL, USA   USA
1968 Mini 1275GT "OLD YELLA"
1979 MG MGB MkIV "Sarah"
2008 Nissan 350Z
Thanks for the good advise. This car stays in Alaska.

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John Leslie Mike Leslie
Waverly, OH, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC
did the person keeping track of vin numbers add this one

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PFT-000 Bruce Ibbotson
Brisbane, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGC GT "The Truck"
1968 MG MGC GT "The Truck"
Jeremy,

I agree with all the others 'Leave it in Alaska' the rust on the top (turret) may well indicate rust under the top, based on my experience. The body requires extensive work the engine, brakes and hydraulics and probably dud.

It looks like in a parts car.

If possible buy a recently well restored car, the cost of body repair and painting is just too much to consider.

Bruce.

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tahoe36c Paul Hruza
Panama City, FL, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC GT "Little Red Rocket..."
1972 MG MGB GT "Tiny Dancer"
2002 Harley-Davidson Dyna
Jeremy,

I would say it is all about what you want out of the car... I don't think any of us could ever expect a large cash return from these vehicles. It is more a labor of love for me. I don't think of my cars (72 B/GT and 69 C/GT) in terms of monetary value. Their value for me is found in the enjoyment (and frustration) of ownership. I am in the final stages of a ground up rebuild of the 72 GT I have had since June of 1982. I started the rebuild by completely disassembling the car and bead blasting it to bare metal. The C/GT is next. If I finish it before they put me in the ground then I will have met the goals I set to enjoy these little cars. My lady will have the task of selling them off...

The problem with this one is location, location, location (as they say in the Real Estate Business)... All you can do is try to come to an agreement that satisfies you and the seller. If you cannot reach such an agreement, then walk away. There are other cars out there...

Good Luck!!!

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3883999 by tahoe36c Their value for me is found in the enjoyment (and frustration) of ownership.

Paul has very sound advice. Location (logistics), and condition should be high priority for a buyer of any "old" car. I applaud anyone doing a ground up but, in proper condition, these cars can just be enjoyed for what they were meant to be. As to frustrations, there will be a few, conquering them can be almost as rewarding as enjoying the car well when running well. I am putting my two MGCs on the market as shown recently on a YouTube video.



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7mg2 Andrew Hardie
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1969 MG MGC GT "Mr "C"
1972 MG Midget MkIII
The "enemy" of this car is its location.........especially for a Floridian.

But, it is a remarkably straight and original looking example. Nice bumpers and bright trim, decent looking seats, dash and console, and a heated rear screen.

Sometimes, good cars are just in the wrong place, and it takes the right guy to prevent a good car from becoming a "lost" car. It would be a shame to see this one go to waste.



Andy

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
You're right Andrew.

I'm closer than almost anyone else and if I weren't in the middle of restomodding my MGC GT I'd probably be all over that one. It would still cost me a couple thousand dollars to go get it and drag it home though.

It really needs someone with deep pockets that really wants a C GT.

Ken



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-24 01:11 AM by Ken Plumstead.

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