Thanks Trevor much appreciated. Alas I live a long way a way so I may be about to commit a big sin by buying a car just from the photos!!I restored mine beginning to end with lots of new parts, and refurb, along with a full respray.. So I would class mine as above this although higher miles... This is also a really good example, the seats are great, and the roof in good condition - it will show the smallest marks, mine looks very similar in fact. The engine and suspension has already been upgraded and the alloys look in good condition - also only standard on this model.
I would say its worth every penny and being the VVC you are into an even smaller pocket of models, being only 150 made.
Of course I would be offering around the 2k mark if there is work still remaining to be done, but that is up to close assessment to decide not really by pictures.
It is very hard to come up with a value on these cars, and potentially I am undervaluing mine at around 2.5k if there are other good examples at 3k.
A lovely car, and keep in touch if you do get this model, my email address is [email protected].
Stay safe, and good luck.
I've done that before and regretted it once it was delivered. I would ask for loads of photos close ups and a video before parting with any money.Thanks Trevor much appreciated. Alas I live a long way a way so I may be about to commit a big sin by buying a car just from the photos!!
Thanks Austin. The head seems to have been done by a reputable engineer. I guess I am more concerned about the bodywork. Small rust bubbles on a wing and oxidised bonnet and boot. I am guessing the oxidised paintwork is t really an issue just need a good polish. The rust bubbles might be something I can do myself. I wouldPersonally, I would be giving this car a good coat of thinking about. Yes HG, cambelt etc. changed, sounds good, but how many miles has the car covered since - sounds very little, judging by the 12 months warranty. To me, I would much prefer some proving mileage under its belt before taking it on as likely to be trouble free.
Also, how long has the seller owned the car? Doesn’t seem to be very long, but it’s certainly a question I would want to be asking.
Description states superb (or something like it) yet you mention some rust patches and seller mentions paint issues with the boot and bonnet.
Depends if you specifically want an Abingdon -? If so, you pay your premium price, yet irrespective of the rarity of the edition, condition will always be king, and less rare examples in better condition make well be cheaper and batter cars.
Hi Austin that’s all very good advice. I would like an adbingdon specifically as I like the idea that there aren’t many of them and I would like to think (?) that over time they will definitely go up in value. So more of an investment for five to ten years.Others might disagree, but equally important to having the head gasket replaced ( and in my book, tested over a few hundred miles of trouble free performance) is why it was replaced? What were the symptoms, did the car overheat, and if so to what extent? Reputable replacer or not, these questions and it’s proven record afterwards are more important.
Rust and DIY. Yes, most will have bodywork rust to some extent, but to actually cure (in caps) it is another issue. Sorry if this is an off put, but repeating - do you really want an Abingdon? -or do you want to spend the same money on another better example.
Hi there thanks and yes I would be interested. How can I get more info please do you ha have a mobile number I can contact you on please?Hi. Only just bumped into your post. I have an Abingdon VVC and have owned it since new. It has just clicked over 60,000 miles which is good for 22 years of age. I have a personal plate on mine which to replace would cost around £4k so I put an overall value on mine of £7,500. I recently had it inspected by an Aston Martin dealer who was amazed at its quality. Garaged all its life, but still goes out in the wet!! Never a ding and since the warranty expired it has only been looked after by Brown & Gammons at Baldock. I'm really not sure about keeping it long term and am currently thinking of selling the 'F' along with my Audi TTS and combining the driving benefits of both with the acquisition of a V8 Vantage. It's hard to imagine the Abingdon not in the garage though so parting with it could only be to another really keen enthusiast. Could mine be the one you're looking for?
Ive just bought myself a 98 Abingdon 1.8i LE so been doing a little research. Came across this..MG MGF 1.8i ABINGDON - How Many Left? and MG MGF 1.8i VV CABINGDON - How Many Left?I have no3 of 150 VVC Abingdon. They are a really rare model, and I currently have an agreed valuation of £2500 on mine and it has more miles on it, but it is fully restored and as new.
New discs / arms / poly bush / seats / roof / new rear screen / refurbed alloys etc.. the works, but has 81k.
So I would say if its clean and tidy above the 2k mark. Keep it going... love to see pics.
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