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MG TD TF 1500 - 57 ZB Magnette value in Australia

fuel pumpnow this is not TD/TF related but thought I would contact more Australian BBS users on this tread than the Magnette thread where I have also posted this request.
As you would n=know I am restoring a 52 TD, but I have the opportunity to purchase a 1957 ZB Magnette, here on the Gold Coast.

The following is how a mechanic describes the car:
This MG ZB is not a concourse car. However, it is a car that would make a very good every day / club show car. It

Stuart Duncan

Hi Stuart, a couple sold in Sth. Oz last year for about that figure, if the seats are not torn and it runs OK it sounds about right. I have heard of a Varitone for about $17k but is supposed to be very nice.
Don TF 4887 'Figaro'
D J Walker

A few ZBs had automatic transmission.

How 'bout this one?

Also, this was MGs first adventure into a monocoque chassis, and I understand from a friend who has two ZAs, that there were some serious nests for rust. Less a problem in OZ, but here where we have salt on the winter roads, it can be critical. If the car has lived by the sea, you could have similar problems.

If a monocoque gets seriously rusty it can actually bend in the middle. I had this problem with my MGB and and to spend nearly $5,000 to get it strengthened.

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qué.
Gordon A Clark

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