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I have the opportunity to buy an MGA from a work colleague. He is being transferred interstate and needs to sell. If he cant sell it he will strip it and sell the pieces on ebay - I would hate to see that happen to an old classic!

The car has been sitting for 10 years, is in pieces, has bad surface rust but is complete.

I have never done an MG before but have restored old Fords in the past.

My main concerns are
1. Are replacement body panels available and roughly what do they cost.
2. What would be a fair price to pay for the car in the condition it's in.
3. Any other newbie traps?

(Cant figure out how to attach a photo - insert image button asks for a URL)

Thanks
Steve
 

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Host the pic somewhere like Photobucket, then add the link.

But if you are even a little bit serious, buy it! No way should an MGA be taken apart and sold on eBay in bits!!

As for the rest, can't help, sorry.

Try to contact someone in your local MG Car Club. Where are you?

Club links from the MG Car Club (Auckland) website (I am the webmaster):

Australian Capital Territory
MG Car Club Canberra www.mgccgeelong.com.au
New South Wales

MGCC Sydney www.mgcarclubsydney.com.au
MG Car Club Hunter Region www.huntermg.com
MG Car Club Newcastle www.mgcarclub.com.au
MG Car Club of Wagga Wagga www.angelfire.com/in2/mgcc
Queensland

MGCC of Queensland www.mgccq.org.au
Gold Coast MG Car Club
www.goldcoastmgcarclub.com.au
South Australia

MGCC of South Australia www.mgccsa.org.au
Tasmania
MG Car Club Tasmania www.mgtas.org.au
Victoria

MGCC of Victoria www.mgcc.com.au
MG TC Register of Victoria MG TC Register of Victoria
MG Car Club of Geelong www.mgccgeelong.com.au
Western Australia

MGCC of Western Australia www.mgccwa.com
MG TC Owners Club
www.mgtcoc.com

www.mgclub.org.nz
 

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Host the pic somewhere like Photobucket, then add the link.

But if you are even a little bit serious, buy it! No way should an MGA be taken apart and sold on eBay in bits!!

As for the rest, can't help, sorry.

Try to contact someone in your local MG Car Club. Where are you?

Club links from the MG Car Club (Auckland) website (I am the webmaster):

Australian Capital Territory
MG Car Club Canberra www.mgccgeelong.com.au
New South Wales
MGCC Sydney www.mgcarclubsydney.com.au
MG Car Club Hunter Region www.huntermg.com
MG Car Club Newcastle www.mgcarclub.com.au
MG Car Club of Wagga Wagga www.angelfire.com/in2/mgcc
Queensland
MGCC of Queensland www.mgccq.org.au
Gold Coast MG Car Club www.goldcoastmgcarclub.com.au
South Australia
MGCC of South Australia www.mgccsa.org.au
Tasmania
MG Car Club Tasmania www.mgtas.org.au
Victoria
MGCC of Victoria www.mgcc.com.au
MG TC Register of Victoria MG TC Register of Victoria
MG Car Club of Geelong www.mgccgeelong.com.au
Western Australia
MGCC of Western Australia www.mgccwa.com
MG TC Owners Club www.mgtcoc.com

www.mgclub.org.nz
YOU WENT TO A LOT OF TROUBLE TO ANSWER THE POST ABOVE AND THE BLOKE DIDN'T EVEN COME BACK TO SEE IF THERE WAS AN ANSWER . :spank::tapfoot:
 

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well it did take him a few weeks to reply to the OP :p

panels available and not very expensive,cars not worth a fortune restored,newbie traps ... poor quality replica panels and lots of welding ..
 

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well it did take him a few weeks to reply to the OP :p

panels available and not very expensive,cars not worth a fortune restored,newbie traps ... poor quality replica panels and lots of welding ..
Yes, it took a while. I may be in NZ but I only occasionally look in on the Aus/NZ page. It gets so little traffic compared to the F/TF section.

A good MGA here would sell for in the region of $NZ30-40,000 (about GBP10,000 odd), so not peanuts.
 
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