A fellow’s very nice Pagoda had developed an intermittent noise from underneath and after attempts from several local shops did not resolve it, he reached out to us. Not far from where the 2019 Pagoda Fest was held three weeks ago, our team made a side expedition to his garage to bring the car back to our shop. Several days after investigation and minor repairs, we returned his car. After he had a chance to drive it on a quiet Saturday, this is what he wrote:
““Ok!!!!! Drove car today. You fixed it!!!! It’s great. Thanks so much, u r genius.”
This fully restored ’52 MGTD will probably find a new home today just past 1:00pm Pacific for a fraction of its restoration cost on Bring-A-Trailer. Hope you’re all watching as we’d like to keep her in the family! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1952-mg-td-32/ I drove her home Saturday to continue the run-in of the mechanicals. We have 89 miles now.
We’d heard the new ‘thing’ in fashion models is ‘old dudes’ so we cruised by a senior rec center (ok it was the taproom at Burning Beard Brewing) and found this guy hitting on the ladybeards. Apparently, these guys work cheap—we just keep him in IPA and Connecticut Shade Dominicans and let him cruise old cars. He says he can write (we’ll all be the judge later) When Dr. Peters bought this 250SL from us in ’93 he tucked the flight bag in the trunk he had used as a military flight surgeon. Twenty-five years later the car came back to us, with a gift in the trunk—the flight bag! Except for a paint job it remains unmolested. Incredibly, this fifty-one-year-old still has her original carpet and upholstery, (Doubleclutch says he does too—I don’t know what that means but I’m going to let it go—works cheap, remember?) The car will be ready to go to [...]
We have located a very rare (and correct for this car) type 527 roller crank motor, available for restoration along with the car to assure the end product is authentic in every way! Restorers well versed in these cars are lining up to restore it for the eventual new owner.