Work in Progress

MGA 1956 STL 160405

Yeah, I know, when dealing with LBCs, they’re all “works in progress.”  But this one – observed in a 7-11 parking lot at Bates and Virginia earlier today – was in fact a work in progress: if you look closely, you’ll see one of the owner’s legs and part of his back, as he works to resolve some sort of problem (my guess is the back end of the MG locked up while under tow).

Interestingly enough, someone who stopped by earlier to check on the proceedings told them “You need to call the MG Doctor.”  The wife, in the tow car, was already calling up info on John and his business; I suggested she also call up the MG Club of St Louis web page.

Quite a drive home…hope they got their MGA home!

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2 Responses to Work in Progress

  1. Andy Ackerman says:

    This car was eventually found to be stolen and the people stealing it were the ones with the locked up rear end. They called John Mangles in order to ask him how much it was worth and he said it would be hard without looking at it. With an engine and title, about $500. Well, another person called John and told him that it was stolen and to be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell it. It ends up that the car was then abandoned and the original owner recovered the car. Interestingly, the original owner said that the car had a seized rear end and figured they must have dragged it out of his garage.

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