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Very nice but maybe a bit pricey

jlaird

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Not bad at all but not at that price in any case. I see many things incorrect.

Engine color
shift boot carpet
exhaust pipe clamp
grill
stripe
etc, etc
 

healeyboz

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Two things...
That is one way to save on chroming the grill /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

And MAN is that white!!!

Looks great.
 

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Does look nice. They've got a nice looking RHD MGB as well, also not totally original, but still clean. Had I only money, and a larger garage. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Price is a bit much, realistically. That price for a true 100 pt absolutely correct car maybe. A nicely done driver, no matter how nice, just isn't in that range, at least in my my humble opinion.
 

rulle7

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I agree with Carl, "I no like".
 

jhorton3

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You would think for that price they'd at least include a shift lever that wasn't corroded.
 

bugimike

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Looks pretty, but looks are often skin deep!! As Jack noted, many incorrect details and how come the exhaust to bell housing bracket is just hanging there? For that price methinks it should be more correct! Still a pretty car though!!
 
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looks kinda familiar....



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mccalebr

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I'm with you, Jim...that shift lever jumped right out at me.

And, maybe it's just me, but I can't stand the painted grille and the way it flows into the stripe. The stripe would be ok...by itself. To me, the grille should be the crowning glory. This one looks like the happy face took a hit in the mouth at 60 MPH and bled back over the bonnet and boot.

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Whitephrog

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The shame is that this could likely have been a high "teens" car if the appropriate attention had been given to the proper details. The effort may have been there just not in all the right places.
 

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Funny the things folks think will bring in more money. One trip to Amazon for the appropriate reference, and you could have a proper bits in the proper spot. A driver car just needs to look nice, and originality takes a back seat. For one looking for a premium price, the buyers will be well educated. Top dollar demands a top car.

I read quite a few old car magazines, and the theme in all the auction coverage, even with the recent run up, is that the buyers are willing to reward quality, and equally willing to punish shoddy work.
 

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It reminds me of a jr. high school fight that ends with a bloody nose. The red grill is just too much.

Steve
 

jlaird

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You are correct Ron. Lots of things wrong with that nice car that precludes a top of the market price.
 

racingenglishcars

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I notice something hanging off the driver side up at the front, and it's not the exhaust hanger. I also notice the 5-speed gear knob.

Otherwise, the paint scheme, (except for the grille) is what I would like to do to mine, though yellow body and lime green stripe, and the stripe not quite that wide.

It does after all look quite nice.
 

jlaird

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That white paint just maybe Old English White. Note the chream content.
 

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racingenglishcars said:
hanger. I <span style="color: #FF0000">I notice something hanging off the driver side up at the front, and it's not the exhaust </span>also notice the 5-speed gear knob.

Otherwise, the paint scheme, (except for the grille) is what I would like to do to mine, though yellow body and lime green stripe, and the stripe not quite that wide.

It does after all look quite nice.

That's what I took to be the hanger, Donn! What do you suppose that would be? It certainly looks wrong hanging there!!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif Nice Forest Green engine! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif
What's that on the top radius of the left front wheel arch?
 

mccalebr

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Ron mentioned the garage floor shine and I noticed that as well...but not in a positive light (pardon the pun).

In one shot you can see the reflection of the room lights on the outer sill, presumably after reflecting off the floor. Now lots of things could contribute to the distortion of the reflection off the sill...including the sill.

For me, I'd like to see a few more 3/4 shots of the panels to see just how straight they are instead of all the artsy photos. Even detailed shots will not tell all...how much of that car is filled? Maybe not a teaspoon full...maybe lots. When I look at the bonnet/sill gap and also the undercar shot of the rear bulkhead (whats all that stuff under the paint? sure more than undercoat) it makes me wonder...

Ray
 

jlaird

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Bonnet has had the front gap, between the grill and the turning lights filled. Wonder with what?
 
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