1966 MG Midget California Barn Find,BRG Time capsule in valut for over 3 decades
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Last update: 18.03.2014
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1966 MG Midget California Barn Find,BRG Time capsule in valut for over 3 decades for sale
Up for bid is a 1966 MG Midget that has been in storage for close to 30 years This is California Barn Find that comes out of a Northern California Estate which had several classic cars including two other Midgets and a 260 AC Cobra` This car is a solid survivor and still has the original British Racing Green paint that was applied in Oxford England nearly 50 years ago.
This is an ideal candidate for restoration as it is all original down to the real wire wheels and the nearly 50 year old A78/13 bias ply tires which even still hold air even thought the side walls are cracked and separating.
This car is complete and in running condition and would be an easy cosmetic restoration. It has been off the road since the mid 1980's. We pulled the tank and was surprised how clean it is being stored with no fuel. We replaced the fuel line and blew out the carbs and changed the oil. It fired right up and sounds like a low mile engine with good compression. The car looks to have the original paint. the underside is very solid with no visabvle rust or any sign of any major collision damage. The front had a light tap on the hood and the grill is missing. it also had a minor ding on the rear other than that a original survivor would be an easy restoration. The front seats are worn out from lack of use but the original frames are still intact as well as the original convertible top which is complete but the top material is old and wornThe steering wheel is frail but still intact.
The thing that stands out on this original California car is underside. it is like a time capsule of a car that has had very little use in the last 48 years. It is amazing that the factory paint is still shiny on the floor of the car. These are very well kbnown for rusting and I see no evidence of any rust or any evidence of any previous collision damage or repair.
This California car had little use the first 18 years of it's life and no use the last 30 years
Comes with old style "Pink Slip" California title
It still has wax pencil markings on the drive shaft tunnel from a factory worker 48 years ago
The paint is fading the most on the right rear quarter panel
The floors are in amazing original condition
The wheel well show nearly 50 year old California original British paint
still sports nearly 50 year old Bias Ply tires
This car has very low miles. the car had not run in 30 years. we changed the oil and serviced the fuel system and the little 4 cylinder fired right up and sounded great. We only ran the engine for less than 60 seconds to see that it ran and were surprised on how well it did. It is a basisc little 4 cylinder but a great starting point and ideal cantidate for restoration. The carbs w. ill need to be rebuilt and the cooling system and brakes will need some attention but with new tires this car will run and drive
we do have the original air cleaners and will come with the car
The seats are shot worn out from age. the wood frames are still intact and in good shape
Dont miss out on this rare California Barn Find being offered for a very low reserve
Thank you for looking at our auction.
OUT OF RESPECT TO THE OTHER BIDDERS. PLEASE DON'T EMAIL ME AND ASK ME WHAT I WILL SELL IT FOR. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A REALISTIC OFFER I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. DON'T WAIT AND TRY TO STEAL IT AT THE END IT MIGHT SELL BEFORE THE END OF THE AUCTION BID TO BUY OR EMAIL WITH AN OFFER
IT IS PRICED TO SELL THIS WEEK BIDDING STARTS AT ONLY . 99
IT CAN BE SHIPPED TO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLDFOR LESS THAN YOU THINK
SHIPPED DIRECT FROM CALIFORNIA COAST TO SOUTH AMERICAEUROPEASIAAUSTRALIA
FOR ANY INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INFORMATION CALL CHRIS ORTIZ CELL 310 863-4444CONTINENTAL UNITED STATESCOAST TO COAST
We can assist you in finding the most cost effective shipper just about anywhere in the United States or around the world. We are in the San Francisco Bay Area. very close to the port of Oakland and a few hundred dollars away for the port of Los Angeles or Long Beach. We have an extensive network to put you in contact with the right shipper for your needs.
WE CAN ACCOUMMIDATE OVER SEAS EXPORTERS WITH1ST CLASS TRANSPORTFROM SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES DIRECT TO PORT SERVICE
Additional Information. Please Read Before Bidding
AUTOMOBILE HAS A CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE
SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRANTY
Please only bid if you intend to buy. If you have any questions or concerns. please ask BEFORE you bid. It is very frustrating to have bidders who are not serious buyers and it is not fair to the other bidders.
Please have all funds in place prior to bidding and make sure you are able to follow all the directions of the auction prior to bidding. If you are unable to do this. please do not bid.
Please do not email with request for the reserve. Bidders who bid/retract just to determine the reserve will be blocked from future bidding. The reserve should have no bearing on what you feel comfortable bidding. The reserve is the least we will accept.
We require a $500 non refundable deposit within 24 hours of the close of the auction to be made via Paypal. The balance must be paid before 5:00 PM on the Friday following the auction.
Buyer is responsible for shipping of the vehicle and all costs associated with it. If you require the title to be sent overnight to you. there is a $25. 00 charge for this. the charge will be more for international postage.
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