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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - MGB V8 Offered for Sale
|With some reluctance, I'm offering my '77 B V8 for sale. |
It is going into ebay as soon as I can stay home long enough to field questions from potential buyers during the auction period, which would be in about two weeks. If you know anyone who might be interested and would like to discuss prior to the auction please visit the following website -
|Phil, that looks like a nice car (though Yahoo would only set me see on page before it said "bandwidth exceeded" and blocked the others!). I really do think you can raise your asking price, maybe significantly. Especially because it sounds like you're willing to do a couple of things to clean it up for a buyer.|
|The car is easily worth $12-15,000. I would set a resonable reserve to protect yourself. it is a really nice job. I sold my 1977 wirh 270,000 miles on a mostly stock 215, some rust, a mediocre interior, no FI, old T-50 for $6000.00 2 years ago. A friend in Alabama is building a modest V8 for as customer for $17,500, I believe another professional sold his very nice V8 for over $20,000 a few months ago. No reason to give your car away.|
|Jim...who in Alabama is building a V8 car? I'd like to go see it if possible....|
|Finally got into the site with photos of car....nice car....but, the site dumped more pop-up ads on my computer than I could kill...finally just shut down internet, cleaned everything up & came back on-line....|
|I'll take the web site down while I ponder my asking price and see if I can change locations to one that's a bit friendlier.|
I've accessed it many times from both home and work and never experienced the difficulties others have reported, so I'd assumed it was ok. Sorry for the hassle.
|By the way - Does anyone have any suggestions for low-cost or free websites that work well?|
|Phil, where'd ya get the Beard racing seats? They look great. Are they hard-mounted into the floor or do they have sliding tracks? How's the height off the floor?|
Have emailed you directly....
(BTW: no problem with your website)
You can list your car, with photos, for free on the British V8 Newsletter web site, in the classified section:
No banner ads, no pop-ups
I have emailed you again, please confirm your acceptance of my offer, meeting your asking price.
When you list your car on ebay...be assured I will offer my 'Feedback' regarding your business practice.
While I understand you are not legaly committed to accepting my offer, your failure to respond to my offer (your asking price) is just plain bad manners!
In Phil's defence, you're being ridiculous. He hasn't yet figured out what his asking price should be in the first place. That's what he was asking us to opine on -- we're his bros here -- it's up to us to look out for him. He hasn't done anything wrong, and you seem to be looking only to prey on him for listing a mistakenly low asking price. That's not good faith dealing. You know full well the car's worth much more than his initial price.
(NB on Ebay, you _can't_ leave feedback for someone unless you enter into a transaction with them. In this case, I rather hope he blocks your bids.)
|I didn't mean to create such a donnybrook.|
Graham - My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. If you had read my posting carefully, you would have seen the following - "...going into ebay as soon as I can stay home long enough to field questions from potential buyers.." You could have reasonably concluded that I wasn't home to answer any email. I'm a little confused about your statement that I have "bad manners". I thought I let everyone know up front that I wasn't going to be available due to travel commitments.
I value the advise that I get from people on this bulliten boarad, and after I submitted an earnest announcement of my intent to sell, I received several comments that I should reconsider my price. I took the reference to price out of the website until I had time to think about what to do. (I admit I'd asked my 17 year old son to take the site down, but he just took out the price instead, which I just found out upon my return home) The website with the price was up less than 20 hours, 16 of which I was either at work or sleeping. There was nothing malicous or duplicitous - I only want a fair value from the car and to represent it exactly as it is.
Best of luck in your search for an MG V8
I made my offer to Phil (via email) after reading his 'For Sale' ad in the classified's on this site, not from his post on this BBS.
Since then, Phil has contacted me and iterated his intentions.
As far as 'good faith dealings' are concerned, Ted, when was the last time you offered to pay more for a product than the advertised price. I offered exactly what Phil was asking for in his classified ad; an offer made in good faith!
Get a life. /Ted
|Ted...not a case of 'getting a life'....just stating facts. In that regard, I don't ever recall asking for your opinion in the first place!|
'Life is good'
|you don't have to ask for an opinion to get one, and IMO there are some overly sensitive people around...(edited to replace something rather ruder). .Phil is entitled to sell his car to whom he likes, or not at all. In this country a publican can refuse to serve you a drink and does not have to give a reason - extend that to cars and it's just the same. Sounds like sour grapes 'cos you didn't get the accidentally underpriced bargain to me...save your competitive spirit for the workplace or racetrack, when doing deals we all try to be part of the marque of friendship.|
|So, Phil, what's your new price? When is your beautiful B going on Ebay?. Likely I cannot afford it but I still like to dream!|
|The car is listed on ebay. Try the following URL|
As for affording one, you can bleed a little over a long period of time and pay yourself about $2/hr, or buy one. I've never been able to grasp this lesson.
I'll try to let everyone who sent me a note expressing interest before I posted it on ebay, but I case I missed you, my apologies.
Thanks to the board for their advise and help.
|why'd ya change the slam panel? what benefit did that get you?|
|It provides the correct bracket location for the chrome bumpers.|
|ah...I'm going with Sebring front valance & no bumper...that's why it didn't make sense to me....&, that's not the 'slam' panel as I konw it...down here, 'slam' panel is the panel through which the hood lock pin goes (official term: bonnet lock panel)...the panel you're talking about is the radiator duct panel....|
...reason I asked is I'm cutting out my 'slam' panel & its brace & devisng a way to bolt them on/off car...that way, I can unbolt them for easy removal of V8 engine
|Yep, I believe you are correct. I replaced both, the slam panel just happened to be there too, but what I was looking for was the correct horns for the chrome bumpers.|
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