Speedograph Richfield has done the best, most consistent work for me, including gearsets to change the calibration for 4.3 differentials, 5-speed transmissions, etc. They are HIGHLY recommended, even though it is a hassle to send the instruments to the UK. I find a well-packed flat rate box best, into which a complete set of instruments can be fitted.
Your idea of decent clearly differs from mine. If DIY then yes 500 quid is about right, but I think it is a fair assumption that most of us are not going to achieve a similar finish to a guy who does it for a living. Paying only 500 quid to a pro will get a laugh, but I guess may get a topcoat of knock-off celly from the local Delboy.
MG MIDGET GROUP A RACE CAR. VERY COMPETITIVE, HUGE SPEC
This MG Midget has a lot of history, being a very competitive car throughout its racing life. This car is now being sold on for the next generation to enjoy. The car has been competitive since the early Modsports days where it enjoyed great success. The Midget has had several upgrades to start getting it ready for competing but will need certain items, listed below.
Show car condition #2+ (Hagerty criteria). Exterior Red with black leather interior and red piping. Local and regional car show winner. Rebuilt in 1998 on new Heritage body shell with special attention to Mk 1 configurations. Overdrive model. Chrome wire wheels with brand new tires. Tonneau cover. All instrumentation and switches in working order. 1000 miles average per sum...
!960 MGA 1600 Mk1 Roadster in speedwell blue. Same owner since 1971. Genuine 56000 miles. Never rebuilt or restored. Always been dry stored, little used,but always kept in running order.Original green log book, every MoT. cert since 1971.Original leather seats. Original steering wheel. Original cross ply spare wheel in boot. Steel wheels with original Ace Alloy full wheel covers. Luggage rack, per...
This is a complete nut and bolt restoration costing thousands, full receipts and photographic details before and after. has won prizes at all shows entered. avery unusual crowd puller. hood and interior by Suffolk and Turley in blue and cream engine all original numbers as with Salmons parts. runs quiet and smooth as it should. everything works as it should. £40,000 for quick sale.