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vping
09-01-2006, 06:51 PM
Don't think I've seen one this bad before.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1952-MGTD...028654840QQrdZ1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1952-MGTD-52-MG-TD-Junk-Frame-and-Body-Shell_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6783QQihZ005QQite mZ150028654840QQrdZ1)

tony barnhill
09-01-2006, 07:26 PM
Been sitting outside - & right before the auction they burned the little sucker!

Howard_The_Duck
09-01-2006, 07:36 PM
Another reason to invest in rustproofing your MG!

Basil
09-01-2006, 07:51 PM
Somebody call "Pimp My Ride" show /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

kennypinkerton
09-01-2006, 07:56 PM
I'm not sure it's worth the $1 just to pick it up and haul to the scrap steel merchants. Looks like they had to burn the weeds down to get to it.

mailbox
09-01-2006, 08:09 PM
Oh yee of little faith. A little bondo here, some wielding there, slap on a coat of paint and you still have a pile of junk. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Banjo
09-01-2006, 08:47 PM
Yikes! I think tose cars we were identifying that they dragged out of the park were in better shape.
I have to give him credit for trying to give it one last chance.

Steve
09-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Anyone want me to go and inspect it for them? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

R6MGS
09-01-2006, 09:26 PM
Sad, really.....once was a lovely car....

jaybird
09-01-2006, 09:39 PM
"...This has been sitting outside a number of years..."

Ah gee. And here I thought it had been garaged in a climate-controlled environment.

What makes someone, anyone, let a car get to that state?

Makes me sick.

Howard_The_Duck
09-01-2006, 10:22 PM
There are a few Cavaliers and Accords that would not break my heart to end up like that.

But an MG. HANG 'EM HIGH boys!

Steve_S
09-01-2006, 10:24 PM
Well, at least he's trying to give it a home before hauling it off for scrap. But honestly I can't see one piece of metal worth using.

It's possible the frame is still OK since they were built to withstand a nuclear assault.

Howard_The_Duck
09-01-2006, 10:27 PM
So were Twinkies, Steve. So were Twinkies.

Steve_S
09-02-2006, 12:59 AM
Yeah, but Twinkies don't rust.

trrdster2000
09-02-2006, 06:14 AM
Unfortunately far too many cars end up like this. I bet they have had many offers over the years but for some reason, (ie, it's worth alot of money and you are trying to steal it), or you try to buy it for 5 years and then one day it's gone and you find out they gave it away for a cow or something. Wayne

Mickey Richaud
09-02-2006, 07:32 AM
Truly becoming one with the earth! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

Mickey

JamesWilson
09-02-2006, 09:32 AM
At least they have a sense of humor:

"use it as a planter!"

A degree of honest not typically encountered with e-bay vendors of rare cars often said to be "in need of some attention":

"What you see in the pictures is what you get - don't expect much."


And finish with a bit of irony, what could be more British?

...is not operational or street legal." /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

jlaird
09-02-2006, 10:31 AM
A backhoe and put it in with the dead cow.

Baz
09-02-2006, 08:04 PM
Somebody talk me out of it, it's not too far from me and I can't bear to see '0 bids', it's a 52 TC!!. Somebody tell me that it's not a good idea...
yes dear, coming dear, no I'm not looking at that frame and thinking I can rebuild it. It's really sad.

jlaird
09-02-2006, 08:27 PM
It was a 52 TC, now it is junk.

Baz
09-02-2006, 09:00 PM
I have to agree with Banjo on him giving it one more chance.
I mean it's not like a horse with a broken leg, is it?

jlaird
09-02-2006, 10:01 PM
It's like a horse with four broken legs, that's really bad.

JamesWilson
09-03-2006, 10:18 AM
I'm sure SOMETHING could be salvaged and used as the basis for a restoration.

You'd then have a 99.95% new car.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif