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 Post subject: MG
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:11 pm 
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Just acquired a 1969 Mk2 MG 1300.Driven 73000km. Sagging and a little rusty, is it worth saving? or is it a parts vehicle, comments please.


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 Post subject: Re: MG
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:22 pm 
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If it can be saved, I would say save it.

BUT!

Saving an ADO16 can be difficult & expensive. When it is only every going to be worth £3,000 or so, it is often the kindest thing to strip it for bits to keep other good ones & Mini's on the road.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:03 pm 
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That's what I thought. Thanks from someone even further oop north and even darker and colder!


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 Post subject: Re: MG
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:51 pm 
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photos!!!


the worse bit to repair on a ado16 is the rear heel board

if its bad and the rot has got into the double skin then its probably not worth the effort.

if its just gone through in the seat base corners its a very easy fix

the double skin part of the bulk head at the front is a fairly horrid repair as well

the rest is pretty easy stuff, if you can get the panels

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 Post subject: Re: MG
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:48 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
If it can be saved, I would say save it.

BUT!

Saving an ADO16 can be difficult & expensive. When it is only every going to be worth £3,000 or so, it is often the kindest thing to strip it for bits to keep other good ones & Mini's on the road.

M


True for the value of most cars but in really top condition (and there aren't many) they will fetch in excess of £10k - one particular Vanden Plas went to Japan for £28k and here in the UK there is a Vanden Plas in mint condition with barely over delivery mileage showing which has had almost £40k offered by a Japanese collector - but the owner really doesn't want to let the car go!

In truth I could point at £10k cars selling around one a month - really not many considering how many ado16's are for sale.....France is still a cheap place to get a decent example, or even Spain...but the lhd pedal position is an acquired taste...although Innocenti did address the matter but that's another story!

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 Post subject: Re: MG
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Hi David,

I totally agree with your comments above, but I was basing my assessment on the description of it being "Sagging and a little rusty".

A state I find myself in :)

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 Post subject: Re: MG
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:34 pm 
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It`s in a outhouse cum garage at the mo, not so easy to view so when I retrieve her i`ll be more specific with details.Thanks for the comments.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:22 pm 
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We're always on the same sheet Mark :-)

Always exciting to see an ado16 coming out of the woodwork though - let's hope it can be saved

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:04 pm 
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Mark never, I'm 61 and not sagging or a little rusty, can we not grow old with our rust buckets :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yourself, David R and I all know some sound examples still exist but they now command big money. They are heading North like Minis. I can't answer this question because I now feel priced out of the ADO16 market :(

Alan


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 Post subject: Re: MG
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:30 am 
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Finn.no and then MG. He wants 8k (around 800)Personally its too expensive although low kms. needs sills wings hydro overhaul etc


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