[Mgs] value questions

Barrie Robinson barrob at bell.net
Mon Jul 22 10:41:00 MDT 2019

I agree on Max's  advice.  I spent a fortune on building an MGB GT V8 
with lots of "mods. It is spectacularly concours but the insurance 
appraiser chap gave it a price about 30% on what I put in to it.   But 
if it is for yourself you may be cheered by the thought that had you 
bought a new car its value in just 1-2 years would be worse than that 
30% figure.   Having said that one has to take into account what car you 
are "working" on.  Some cars can gather far more of those money things 
than it costs to restore.   My prediction is that MGB GTs will see a big 
increase in price - but then I am biased.

On 7/21/2019 5:45 PM, Max Heim via Mgs wrote:
> The thing to remember is, you cannot make money restoring these cars 
> for sale.
> If you can get it cheap enough, then you can flip it “as is” and make 
> a profit. But if you don’t want it yourself, then there is really no 
> point in investing money in it, beyond cleaning it up for appearances 
> and making sure it runs and drives (since the premium for a driver 
> compared to a non-runner is significant).
> Let the final owner go underwater on his restoration — you don't have 
> to be that guy.
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB
>> On Jul 21, 2019, at 2:15 PM, dave via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net 
>> <mailto:mgs at autox.team.net>> wrote:
>> I was offered at a very, very good price, a 59 mga.  It has an mgb 
>> engine, mga transmission.
>> I already have a 56 so I’m not too inclined to keep this one. Was 
>> wondering what people thought about the following:
>> It has a single weber carb.  Keep or replace with SU’s and sell the 
>> weber setup
>> It has later mgb door panels, with the door opening handle. Keep or 
>> replace as original with pull string?
>> It has an mgb starter switch.  Keep or replace with original to use 
>> pull starter?
>> The goal is to maximize value in selling.
>> What do you think?
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