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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    The reality of having 4 antique vehicles & a young daughter to raise has finally settled in with me, paying insurance & maintenance on my 2 MG Midgets & clocking less than 200 miles in the past couple years wasn't adding up, fortunately I have already found good homes for my 67 (going back to a former owner, she bought it in 1979, when she was 15 years old - didn't even have her licence yet !) & the 74 is going to a neighbour who has watched people close to him passing away & he has always wanted one so he said "screw it, can't take the money with me"

    As many of us do I have aquired a collection of "extras"

    I have a hardtop that would fit 67 & up Midgets, it's painted red, white inside, glass is good, seals are o.k. - I know new ones are around the $1200 mark - what should I expect for mine ? Here it is on my 74 a couple years ago, been stored inside always - I was thinking $600 ?

    hardtop.jpg

    Also I parted out a 1970 Midget - I was thinking $250 for all below ?

    Both Doors, boot & bonnet are decent condition, not rotted thru.
    Complete Dash with gauges present
    Steering column with wheel
    Folding top frame
    Seats (basically good for frames only)

    Then finally I have the following :

    1275 motor that is a complete block & head (no carbs, starter etc.), but would need a complete overhaul - I was thinking $50 ?

    Wood steering wheel complete with horn ring & wood shift knob - I was thinking $75 ?

    And finally a complete 1974 Midget with ownership (minus bumpers ), it has a non running 1275 & ribcase, good parts car, very ambitious rebuild project. -I was thinking $500 ?

    74partscar.jpg

    I live in Northern Ontario Canada so my location makes it a challenge for some, but I wanted a ball park idea, just want to price things fair, I hate negotiating, I know some enjoy the banter, myself not so much :-)


    Thanks in advance
    Jer
    President, Sprite Midget Club USA - Algoma Chapter, Ontario, Canada
    Used to own a 1967 MG Midget & 1974 MG Midget (Driver's)
    Had a Bugeye Sprite Project & TR3 Projects that got sold off before I got serious..

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    Re: Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    I think you are right Jer, distance will be your enemy (or your friend if people NEED parts) I think your prices seem fair.

    OR I'll give you $500 for the hot rod
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    1976 MG Midget
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    Re: Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    If I was closer, I'd buy the hardtop...
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    Re: Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    I think you are right Jer, distance will be your enemy (or your friend if people NEED parts) I think your prices seem fair.

    OR I'll give you $500 for the hot rod
    HA HA what a "Generous" Offer JP ;-) lol
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    Had a Bugeye Sprite Project & TR3 Projects that got sold off before I got serious..

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    Re: Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    Quote Originally Posted by AN6-TX View Post
    If I was closer, I'd buy the hardtop...
    Roadtrip ? you can do it in 2 days if you drive straight thru for 22 hours one way, I'll help you install it when you get here, give you a place to sleep for about 3 hours & then wake you up & send you on your way ha ha ha

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    Used to own a 1967 MG Midget & 1974 MG Midget (Driver's)
    Had a Bugeye Sprite Project & TR3 Projects that got sold off before I got serious..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    HA HA what a "Generous" Offer JP ;-) lol
    I was going to make an offer on that cute daughter - but that's just creepy. ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by AN6-TX View Post
    If I was closer, I'd buy the hardtop...
    I shipped a hardtop to South Dakota from Buffalo for about $50 by bus - a few abrasions but it went OK.
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    Re: Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    I was going to make an offer on that cute daughter - but that's just creepy. ;p
    ha ha lol To Funny, Here she is in Midge just before I delivered to new owner on Saturday

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    Re: Thinning the collection, need some advice on pricing parts including a hardtop

    Wow! she is really growing up!
    John-Peter Smit
    1976 MG Midget
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