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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Springtime in, CT, USA   USA
The Subject Title says it all; for better or worst, here's mine (circa 1979) & a recent photo:



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DevonMG John Russell
Okehampton, Devon, UK   GBR
Good idea for a thread, Nick. However it would also be good to have a side-by-side comparison with the car now ;-)

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willysmb ken klay
london, UK   GBR
1956 MG MGA "Money Pit"
when bought and then again last year..

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Redhawk1689 Gold Member Steven Stockham
Salina, KS, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA 1500 "Belle"
Here's how I first found her (not too bad from 10ft.) During disassembly and finding out it's true condition. And then how she is today.



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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Springtime in, CT, USA   USA
In reply to # 3678621 by DevonMG Good idea for a thread, Nick. However it would also be good to have a side-by-side comparison with the car now ;-)

John, great idea!

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GILMGA Silver Member Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOGA, TN, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT
I found mine in a garage wrecked. The PO had gone to sleep and drove it up a guy wire on a telephone pole and rolled it over.
I dont have a before of it but here is a frame shot before and after:



Gil


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Tbird ET Taylor
Land O Sky, NC, USA   USA
eye rolling smiley

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Ed in Oregon Ed Bell
Clackamas, OR, USA   USA
Two years of work and a lot of money later.


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Grubeguy Gold Member Grube Guy
Washington, DC, USA   USA
Mine's still in progress, and currently in primer smiling smiley

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MGAdavid David Werblow
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
1959 MG MGA
Not a lot of the original car is still in it !


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3066james Gold Member Jim Cheatham
Amelia, VA, USA   USA
Then - March 2013 picking up car in Queens, NY.

Now - Picture taken by Adam Lewis in Dec 2017


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momsauto Gold Member Dan Craig
Ozark, MO, USA   USA
1953 MG TD MkII "Margaret"
1960 MG MGA 1600 "Michael"
1972 MG MGB GT "Redrum"
1974 MG MGB GT V6 Conversion "Mel"    & more
Spent 40 years buried under trash. Dents in left rear are from 80 years old lady using it for a parking stop


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Zur Dave H.
Amarillo, TX, USA   USA
What an inspiring thread!
Thanks, guys...



Dave
"WTF?"

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fongers Roel J.
Bovensmilde, Drenthe, Netherlands   NLD
1933 Singer Nine "Nine Sports 4-seater"
1961 MG MGA MkII
First picture is the car in the 90's at a race track nearby. Bought it in '84 like this and drove with it whenever I could.

The second one is after restoration in 2014/2015

Nice topic and inspriring for those who are in the proces of restoring MGA's

Regards
Roel



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Danbgt Dan Suter
Rochester, NY, USA   USA
Here are photos of my '62 MkII Deluxe:

This is a great thread --thanks for suggesting it!
Dan


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