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8/25/15
I really should have known better. I've been following MGA's on eBay, just to keep up with the prices and to see if a really great deal was available. I saw this car, and no one bid on it. So I emailed him to ask him whether he was going to sell it at a lower price or relist it. He emailed back and asked for my phone number. I probably should not have replied. Then he actually did call me. I told him I could go a certain number, and no more. I really did not have any more. I expected him to offer some resistance, and that would be that. Instead he said "OK, I can sell it for that."

Uh, oh. What do I do now?
We talked for a little more, and I agreed to buy it. Double Uh Oh.
Curiously enough, the car is in northern Sussex County, New Jersey. Our family cemetary is in Sussex County, just a little south of there. I was actually there just a couple of weeks ago!
So I wrote a contract and emailed it to him. He signed it and emailed it back. I sent him a check. So now we wait . . .
Here it is, out in the sun. Body is pretty straight. its had a few encounters.
the sides look quite straight.
Dashboard is nice
again, a few encounters but pretty good.
rear window of the top is gone, but other than that the top is ok.
wood under the car is in great shape
lots of bits need to be replaced
exhaust is there. rusted, but there and not rusted away. surface rust??? hahaha
nothing looks rotted. rusty, yes.
all these soft items will need to be replaced.
battery trays are suffering
slight damage to the grill
seats definitely need to be redone. actually, there aren't even any seat slides. they are just sitting on the wood
dash is good; steering wheel is very fixable
nothing bad here
tires good; wheels ok
tires are all new. that's a very good thing!
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