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  • #236072

    mg-td-for-sale
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    @mg-td-for-sale

    I have a 1952 MG TD Replica for sale. What is the best site or magazine to advertise on?

    This is the car

    PMOSSBERG2016-04-03 22:17:03

    #267659

    texag71
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    @texag71

    That’s a beautiful ride you have. Sorry to hear that you’re parting with it. I think there’s a place here at TDReplica.com where you can post vehicles for sale, but Craiglist — if you’re careful — can work as well. I bought my Lafer from a collector who placed an ad on it here in Houston. Good luck.

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #267660

    secretagentcat
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    @secretagentcat

    Are you in Florida? Im not sure if he consigns cars but Bobs Auto Classics specializes in kit cars for sale. I often visit his online store to look at the sweet rides in his automotive candy store.
    Hemmings is another great place to list your car. Youll have people looking who share our love for the cassics and a more sophisticated audience rather than lookie loos like on ebay or craigs list.
    Good luck with the sale, I hope you get every penny that youre asking for her.

    #267661

    scubasteve
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    @scubasteve

    I’m sure I’m going to cause a stir, but I would NOT leave out (gasp) eBay.
    I purchased my LR from a seller in Chicago last year, drove it home to Champaign, IL, the next day; a trip of over 150mi. I’ve never had a bit of trouble with it.
    Make sure you set either a minimum bid and/or a “buy it now”amount.
    The more pics you can post the better.
    Hope that helps your options.

    Amor Conquista Todo

    #267662

    mg-td-for-sale
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    @mg-td-for-sale

    Thanks everyone. What do you think about the price? Am I asking too much?

    #267663

    scubasteve
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    @scubasteve

    Considering how nice your car is, I think your price is fair.
    Also you’re offering at the “best offer” option.
    Good luck with your sale.

    Amor Conquista Todo

    #267664

    johnsimion
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    @johnsimion

    My own car has been listed on Craigslist and eBay for a week now:

    My own car is pretty nice, too, but I’ve had NO calls through Craigslist, and with 3 days to go, I have received a whopping three (3) bids totaling $4605 through eBay, woo hoo.  Last minute bidding is to be expected, but I will be extremely surprised if it makes it to my reserve, which is substantially less than your asking price.

    Of course, you may very well find the perfect buyer tomorrow who is willing to meet your price, or you may be a patient person and just keep advertising until you do find the perfect buyer.  I hope you do — and I hope I do, too.  I simply think it’s extremely unlikely.   The market for replicas is extremely limited to begin with, and furthermore is harmed by a glut of “real” TDs that are fully restored.  Look at Hemmings and you will see that there are currently 61 “real” TDs listed, with prices starting at $6950.  The only other MG there are more of for sale is the MGB.  To take one example, there is a very nice looking real TD from Beverly Hills Car Club with an asking price of $12,750, and that’s just an asking price, and from a dealer, to boot.  So, for a few thousand more, a potential buyer could buy the real thing.  **ANY** real thing is going to be more valuable than a replica, and a “real” Td potentially has investment value that our replicas will never have.  I sincerely wish you good luck, I just don’t expect it.

    PMOSSBERG2016-04-05 11:12:59

    #267665

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Those are both nice replicas that could–and should–fetch a bit more than the going rate of $4-$5k. It is my humble opinion that our cars should be worth more than that on average, judging by the going prices for Speedster replicas, which are generally very similar to our (VW-based) cars under the skin.

    Ratted-out CMC Speedsters usually list for $7-8k to start, and ones as nice as these two TDs would go $18-$20k.
    But, alas, Speedster replicas imitate cars that now sell for $300,000. 
    TDs, by contrast, top out under $30,000. 
    And there’s the rub. Collector cars are a special market, and a fickle one. In most cases, as the real original fans of a marque age and die out, the cars’ value tends to drop. Model As were pretty hot on the collector market 40 years ago. Now, not as much.
    Early Porsches seem to have achieved iconic status, while the T-series MGs (which were once thought to be in the same league as, if not more valuable than, the 356-series Porsches) have not.
    For MG collectors, this is bad news. They are unlikely to increase in value, alas.
    But for us, the crazy plastic car people, the news is less bad. That’s because the replicas are just better cars–much more capable over the road–while retaining pretty much all the charm and wow factor. 
    So an educated (or educable) car guy who wants something very different than all the ’60 Chevelles and Cobra kits rumbling down at the burger stand can be made to pay something reasonable for these cars–when they’re in the kind of shape the two for-sale examples are in. 
    You just have to wait for the right buyer.
    #267666

    sabreur76
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    @sabreur76

    And here’s a FiberFab form eBay at $15,995: 


    It’s nice and all that but not nicer than either of yours.  I realize that’s just the asking price and like John pointed out there are nice examples of MGTDs out there listing for less than that but I guess the lister is allowed to dream.

    Vicenç - (bee sense)
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1983 FiberFab MiGi II - "Montse"

    #267667

    royal
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    @royal

    Come on guys.  I think that there is relatively widespread agreement that the “best” TDr’s were made by either Allison or BCW.  $15,995 for a Fiberfab is way high. 

    Here is a more realistic example (IMHO) of what to expect.  Here is a super nice Allison that although it did not sell (seller’s reserve was not met) the high bid was $8,356. 

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=allison%20mgtd&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

    While we all hear of high priced TDr’s being sold, this one was widely advertised and I think is more representative of what these cars bring.  $8,000+/- for a super nice Allison.  Scale your pricing from there. 

    As I said, just my humble opinion.  Julie will attest that I’ve been wrong a lot lately. 

    ….and Vicenc, I want a rematch (UNC ’67).Smile  Great game!   

    Royal2016-04-05 10:36:33

    #267668

    sabreur76
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    @sabreur76

    Roy I agree with you that $15K is way high, even for an Allison or BCW, but like I said, he is allowed to dream.  😉

    And better luck next year.  UNC fought a great fight but those last three seconds were a killer.  I been ribbing my son all day, he’s UNC ’96.

    Vicenç - (bee sense)
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1983 FiberFab MiGi II - "Montse"

    #267669

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    I’m a pessimist when it comes to TDr prices. So with that in mind…


    Yes, I’d say $8,995 is asking too much.

    I’d love for you to get that. But for a perfect TDr, I’d guess you’ll get between $6 and $7k

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #267670

    scubasteve
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    @scubasteve

    I think the reason http://www.ebay.com/itm/MG-TD-Replica-/272196745465?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f6030b8f9:g:AwgAAOSwgApW~ygM&item=272196745465 
    is listed for so much through a dealer, who is going to want to make as much profit as possible.
    It’s nice, but in MHO, $16k is too much. They may be sitting on it for a while…

    Amor Conquista Todo

    #267671

    kentt
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    @kentt

    Royal wrote:

    Here is a more realistic example (IMHO) of what to expect.  Here is a super nice Allison that although it did not sell (seller’s reserve was not met) the high bid was $8,356. 

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=allison%20mgtd&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

    While we all hear of high priced TDr’s being sold, this one was widely advertised and I think is more representative of what these cars bring.  $8,000+/- for a super nice Allison.  Scale your pricing from there. 

    That has to be one of the nicest finished/detailed TDrs that I’ve seen….

    IMO, it is far nicer than most original TDs, as far as being a daily driver.  Only shortcoming, in comparison, is the problematic side windows…

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #267672

    johnsimion
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    @johnsimion

    FYI, my own TDr failed to sell on eBay. High bid was $5000, which didn’t meet the reserve. The reserve wasn’t even much more than that, but a miss is as good as a mile.

    #267673

    lrh
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    @lrh

    Wish you better luck later on. Sure wish I could trade dash boards with you, among other things.
    If I had been near to you almost exactly a year ago I would have bid up to at least $5600, possibly more, just like I did for my car. The others near me were selling in a $5000 to $8000 range. That’s obviously what keeps the values down even for these with only minor issues to sort out. I would also guess some knowledgeable people want more for what they are willing to offer, others probably have a reasonably set idea, whereas in my case I just wanted a cheap MG TD having stumbled across them– not knowing they existed before. I based my decision on what I was seeing for sale in my general area and tried for the cheapest of the good ones.
    Maybe somebody is still out there to get yours for whatever reason they have to do so. I’m not going to try to guess what will happen when I finally want to give mine up, couldn’t be too much of a monetary loss anyway, just will believe it to be worth plenty enough as well so it won’t be thousands of dollars thrown away. On that note… I’ve been figuring a few hundred dollars a year fun factor (beyond insurance cost). If I can only manage to keep the car (in good shape) 10 years I’ll be doing okay!
    #267674

    scubasteve
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    @scubasteve

    Royal wrote:

    Come on guys.  I think that there is relatively widespread agreement that the “best” TDr’s were made by either Allison or BCW.  $15,995 for a Fiberfab is way high. 

    As I said, just my humble opinion.  Julie will attest that I’ve been wrong a lot lately. 

    I hate to start a feud, but one’s opinion of what is “best” of one thing or another is, just that, an opinion. What you base your opinion on is just as valid as someone else’.

    There are MANY different variables that come in to play when forming an opinion.

    Just as you mat think Budweiser is the “best” beer, I may think Sam Adams is best, and cam give just as many valid points.

    To say one company’s product is “best” is demeaning to owners of other makes who are just as proud of their cars as owners of any other makers.

    Sorry for the tirade…

    I’ll climb off my soap box now…

    Thanks for letting me vent…

    Hope I didn’t step on any toes…

    Back to our previous program…

    Amor Conquista Todo

    #267675

    kentt
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    @kentt

    In support of Roy, the rare Allison TDr is known for having the thickest, strongest fiberglass, while the BCW likely is most authentic, using the most reproduction TD parts such as folding windshields.

    This from a guy who owns the “low price leader” Fiberfab that came without a chrome grill shell, repro headlight mounts, etc.

    Please don’t try to go all politically correct in this place. We’re looking for facts and informed opinions, not ego strokes…. 😉

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

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