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MGB777 Tim Smith
Oregon, Illinois, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "The "Abbey"
1960 Triumph TR3A "Patch's"
1975 MG Midget 1500 "Little Bro"
1977 MG MGB "Big Brother"    & more
I've been told there is a 1960 something Alpine near by and I'll be trying to hunt down the owner. If the motor isn't stuck and the wheels turn what else should eye look for besides a rusty frame and body panels.....??confused smiley

What gauges came with the car? Did they have OD tranny's ? Body & Interior factory colors?
Appreciate any help if & when I track this guy down...

Thx,

Tim

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TomSunIVGT Tom McVicker/T
Bay Village, Ohio, USA   USA
I agree with you about the frame being the critical part of a classic car. My 1964 Series IV GT frame is beyond restoration repair but good for driving ..... giving RR tracks a lot of respect. Victoria Spares, Kansas, MO., as you probably are familiar with will give you lots of insight. My year did not have a formal amp meter opting for an idiot light. That was an easy fix using an existing dashboard cutout. Also, mine did not have a clock. Yes, OD was an option.

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MGB777 Tim Smith
Oregon, Illinois, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "The "Abbey"
1960 Triumph TR3A "Patch's"
1975 MG Midget 1500 "Little Bro"
1977 MG MGB "Big Brother"    & more
Ok,,,,,,,,, my first Alpine barn find didn't pan out but then today I drove by one sitting in a guys front yard. I turned my midget around to have a look. Dan,, the owner is asking $1500.00 OBO with a clear title that's been in the family for many years. Car isn't a rust bucket on the outside but I couldn't get a look at the underside. Floors are Ok as is the trunk. Sills seem Ok to. Looks worse than it might be with all the walnut shells & leaves everywhere. Car is located in Pecatonica, Illinois. Owner can verify that when you call him.

I have no financial interest in the car.....but if I had garage space I wouldn't be telling you all..the finger smiley

I have a couple more pictures if needed.



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