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  • #233611
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    Here’s a British Racing Green version on eBay right now.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp ;_trksid=p4340.m748&item=170681791545&viewitem=& _trkparms=clkid%3D2095027684637527166

    #245807
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    I think that same one was offered on Craigs List a month ago. It looks familiar.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245808
    Peter C. King
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    @bdriver

    Why is the front end so wide? Is it caused by the offset in the wheels? The rears are tight under the fenders too.

    #245809
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    BDriver, I think the camera angle and position don’t allow a true view. It looks like the camera was too close for some of the shots and there is a wide angle deviation that makes the front end look wider.

    #245810
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Well cared-for front engine car, 4 speed… $6500 doesn’t look crazy to me. Little more than my budget, but I’m cheap. Someone ought to grab that car. Start with an offer of $4800 and see if he’ll come down to $5500. Just my 2 cents.

    #245811
    Rob Baker
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    @robbaker

    What brand is it, it looks like my fiberfab until I get to the windshield side supports.

    Looks like a well cared for car from the pictures and it maybe a little high in the front which could be a reason for the ride at 65 mph.

    RobBaker40771.5644791667

    #245812
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     It’s Fiber Fab or a CMC. I can’t quite determine if there is a seam/joint in the front splash pan..

     The windshield posts have the optional covers at the bottom to give a MG like look to them.

     Looks like reasonable price to me,but then I’m not trying to buy it.

    #245813
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    My insurance underwriter wouldn’t insure my London Roadster for more than $5,000.00 because he said that’s what the current market for these replicas was going for.  I’m going to watch this and track the selling price, if it sells, and try to use that to increase my coverage limits.

    #245814
    Mike
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    @mike-n-scarlett

    I agree with Ed.If you could pick it up for around $5500 I dont think it would be a bad deal. I like the British racing green and the interior looks great. I think its a CMC myself. I have been confused on the difference between a CMC and Fiberfab. The Fiberfabs used the vw turn signals and tail lights and called their TD replicas MIGI? I have always thought my car was a CMC sold under the fiberfab name. It has a fiberfab brass ID plate and even had the FF medallion on the grill until I changed it to an MG medallion, but no where does migi come into play. The front turn signals are the bullet TD type and the rear lights are the lucky type. The car in the link looks like mine, but is a front engine model. Can someone clarify the difference between the Fiberfabs and the CMC sold under the fiberfab name?

    #245815
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     Mike, I’m going to start a new thread and try to explain the CMC/FiberFab /MiGi differences.

    #245816
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Larry,

    Might that fit in as part of the Manufacturer Comparison thread?

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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

    #245817
    Richard Shear
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    @gbidick

    MGLondonRoadste wrote:
    My insurance underwriter wouldn’t insure my London Roadster for more than $5,000.00 because he said that’s what the current market for these replicas was going for.  I’m going to watch this and track the selling price, if it sells, and try to use that to increase my coverage limits.

    I have mine insured thru Haggerty for $10,000.00

    Dick

    #245818
    Bill Gould
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    @texag71

    My Lafer is insured with Hagerty, too — also for $10K. That includes a slick quarterly magazine on collector cars, as well.

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #245819
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Bill,
    What’s the name of that Quarterly magazine? I ask because I came across one 6 months ago and haven’t seen a copy since. newkitman40772.6336111111

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245820
    Bill Gould
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    @texag71

    It’s just called Hagerty Magazine. I think you can read some of the back issues online, and maybe even order a copy if it’s still available:

    http://www.hagerty.com/Hagerty-Online/Resources/Hagerty-Maga zine

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #245821
    Hugh Coffey
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    @grandpajo

    Mi Design classic is insured with State Farm for $10,000. My agent had no problems, it took a couple of weeks to get the underwriters to decide.

    #245822
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    GrandPa

    I’m sure you’ve been following along, but PLEASE read through this thread:

    https://tdreplica.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=536&P N=2

    And PLEASE read through your actualy insurance policy. There is a huge difference between “insured for $10,000” and what may or may not be paid to you have a claim.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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

    #245823
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Could this be “Gerd’s” TD? The little green one pictured in the Photo Gallery tab on the left? Looks really close if not.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245824
    Tom Colello
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    @gunfighter

    MGLondonRoadste wrote:
    My insurance underwriter wouldn’t insure my London Roadster for more than $5,000.00 because he said that’s what the current market for these replicas was going for.  I’m going to watch this and track the selling price, if it sells, and try to use that to increase my coverage limits.

    Just moved my Allison to Haggerty yesterday. They asked me how much I wanted to insure it for. $16K for $273 a year. They aren’t making these things anymore and their value is going up. I also have my 65 Beetle and 71 Karman Ghia with them at about half what ANPAC was.

    Check them out.

    #245825
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     Allen, It can’t be Gerd’s car. His TD has the headlights mounted only to the grille shell  which is shorter than most MGs. Also the top on Gerd’s car has quarter windows and I think I see VW suspension also.

     I think Gerd’s is a Daytona MiGi and the one for sale is a CMC or FiberFab. 

    Larry Murphy40773.8275925926

    #245826
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    This one didn’t get even one bid.  I think even though you might get your replica insured for more, I’ve been watching these eBay sales and these are coming in between $3,000 and $4,000 with a rare exception going above that.

    #245827
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    I don’t understand why these folks are selling their TD. They’re great little cars and fun to ride in and drive. And economical too. Wonder if there is some underlying problem with them.Hmmm………..

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #245828
    ray10
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    @ray10

    Newkitman I was wondering the same thing after I bought my kit?

    and I still wonder,and wonder , and wonder, but then again the build is what it’s all about. I hope??????????    

    TDREPLICA Map

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48

    #245829
    Peter C. King
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    @bdriver

    The next generation is the problem.

    They want to plug in their Ipod, SatNav and hands free phone.

    Then reality sets in.  

    What? There’s no AC? It leaks in the rain? Adjust the valves? Where’s the control for the top? Why is it so windy when I drive? It looks like a chopped and channeled Model A. Where’s the dealer? I have to buy a book titled “VW For The Compleat Idiot?” 

    They don’t appreciate the historical aspect of the car. It was the seminal vehicle in the introduction of sports cars to the US car culture. That was a pardigm shift that resulted in GT 350’s, 442’s and GTO’s. Look at MG like 2-seaters on ebay. The Bernardi and Bearcat are probably better cars. Do they have the same appeal? Not to us. The next generation doesn’t have the same attachment to the mark. Heck, I picked up my B at the factory in 1966. I still remember it fondly.  

    There’s nothing wrong with the kits. It’s the perception of the generation that is the problem.

      

    #245830
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Ray10 I fully agree. I’m having a blast working my TD kit. Can’t put into words the enjoyment and excitement I feel building this kit and I write for a living.

    Bddriver, I know what you mean about your feeling for the B. Except for the TR6, my favorite cars have always been VWs and MGs. When I was stationed in England back in the late 70s I went to a MG dealership and tried several MGs and loved the Miget the best. But when I asked the saleswoman if she could locate a TD for me she just snickered and said if she could, she’d have 1st dibs on it.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

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