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Old 29th March 2011, 18:52   #1
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Default FOR SALE: 1987 MG Maestro EFi

http://www.maestro.org.uk/pp_class/s...p?product=1950

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475 ono





This is an opportunity to own an early MG maestro Efi, this in my opinion is the best model of the Maestro range. (no engine problems of the MG 1600, and and the red interior)

I am selling this car to make way for another Maestro to add to my collection, I currently have 5 (yes, really), so need to sell one on, with the MOT expiring on this one, and it needing bodywork that i am never likely to do, I have decided this was the one to sell
I wish I could keep it, but i just dont have the room. I have no intention on putting it through an MOT for that reason, i just need the space

I believe this car to have been well looked after, although the service stamps stop in 2002 (81,704) miles, this is because there was physically no room left in the book, the invoices for all the stamped services were not passed on to me, but i would imagine that if any services were done since then, there would be with all that paperwork. however, due to this, the last record of the cambelt being changed is at 62820 miles, 11 years ago.

I welcome people to come and view, it is currently stored off the road in a garage due to MOT expired, however it does stop/go as i only parked it up a week ago. i also did a 200 mile journey in it 3 weeks ago with no problems.
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Make: MG
Model: Maestro Efi
Engine Size: 2.0
Year:1987
Mileage:93,000
MOT Expiry: March 16th 2011 (EXPIRED)
Taxed until: 31/05/2011
Paint Code: MME (Silver Leaf)
Trim Code: LCH
Previous Owners: 4


Power Steering, Electric Windows, Oil Pressure Gauge, Front Fogs.


Engine

The Efi engine is a beautiful engine, as it is fuel injected, she started first time, every time, over the rubbish winter we had. unlike many other cars of this age with carbs.
This car has a lot of service history and I think the engine is a testament to that, at 90,000 miles, it still pulls strong, I did a 150 mile journey in it 2 weeks ago, and it never missed a beat
The Cooling fan does not kick in until it reaches the 3/4 mark on the temperature guage, im not sure if this is standard, but i have replaced the thermostatic switch that controls this with a new one and it is still the same.
The oil light came on about 6 months ago, after ascertaining there was nothing wrong with the oil system itself, it became apparent there was an earth somewhere on that circuit.so i removed the bulb and fitted an oil pressure gauge (see picture)

115bhp and the capability for 115mph and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds (when new!)
a whole second faster at 0-60 than a golf GTi of the same age


Bodywork

The Bodywork is this cars weak point. I have taken photos of the affected areas and rust spots, but the roof is the worst, It appears to have delaminated, and has turned to a rough sandpaper like surface.
also, a small amount of water can leak through the guttering near the front in sustained rain, I have temporarily cured this with some putty, but you will need to take the rubber strip out and seal with silicon for a permanent fix.


Drivetrain

She is a pleasure to drive, the gearbox in these really were the best fitted to the Maestro, firm gearchange and no clunks, rattles or other untoward noises.
She has a slight tendency to veer to the left, it could be the tracking.
Power Steering is fitted to this model, the system functions well, with no sqeaking.

Wheels

Included in the sale are the 5 spoke MGF alloys pictured, i think it may need 2 new tyres for an MOT, I do have a set of original 'Cheesegrater' type alloys with good tyres, but a price will have to be negotiated separatey if you want those.


Interior

The interior is complete, with MG red carpets and seatbelts (highly sought after as they switched to grey after this)
if i was being critical, i would say it is a little musty, due to not being used
the headling is in one piece and still on the ceiling, which is remarkable for a felt headlined maestro.
Front electric windows, working fine.
There will be no radio fitted


History and Paperwork


Purchased by Mr R H Coleman, of Wanstead, London frim The Ray Powell Group, Eastern Avenue, Ilford, Essex on 13/02/1987

These are the Stamps in the Service Book

21/05/1987 - 1192 miles - Ray Powell Group
4/09/1989 - 17327 - Ray Powell Group
7/8/1991 - 26234 - Ray Powell Group
26/10/1994 - 34870 - Cambelt done - Messrs D Houlding and Son, Heybridge
21/05/1996 - 39407 - Houlding and Son - Heybridge
22/04/1997 - 44713 - Houlding and Son - Heybridge
08/01/1999 - 56306 - Houlding and Son - Heybridge
05/04/2000 - 62820 - new cambelt - Houlding and Son - Heybridge
1/11/2000 - 66465 GT Totham Garage - Mordon
28/08/2001 - 72327 - GT Totham Garage - Mordon
08/08/2002 - 81704 - GT Totham Garage - Mordon
and then there is no more room in the service history book!

unfortunately there is no service history between the last stamp and now, that i can find, but in my 7 months of ownership I have done an oil and filters (air and oil) change.
It has only done 10,000 miles since the last recorded service in 2002

All old tax discs dating back to 1987

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i have plenty more pictures if you want me to email them.

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Old 29th March 2011, 19:22   #2
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I'm afraid to go down this route again......
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I'm afraid to go down this route again......
lol, getting a sense of deja vu?

its in a lot better condition than that white one. ive been using it as a daily for the 6 months before i got the diesel.

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Old 29th March 2011, 22:05   #4
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Oli,

You have an empty garage...
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Old 29th March 2011, 22:42   #5
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Go on Oli, loads of car for the money and your a lot older now (well a bit!). You liked mine at BL day and mine has been backdated to look like this, if I was in the market for another id snap this up. Good on fuel Efis and they use unleaded
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I have seen and been in this car and it drives very well indeed so good luck with the sale of this nice car and hope it goes to somebody within the club.
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Old 30th March 2011, 08:28   #7
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Reasons for Oli to buy this:
  • He's older and more able to insure it than before
  • He trusts the seller, and indeed bought his last from Steve
  • This one is in better nick than his last one
  • It's an earlier one with red bits inside
  • He loves them
  • He has an empty garage



Reasons for Oli not to buy it:
  • Er...
  • I'll get back to you.


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if its the lack of MOT thats putting people off. i can get it done, but i'd expect a fair bit more than the price it is currently advertised at.
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if its the lack of MOT thats putting people off. i can get it done, but i'd expect a fair bit more than the price it is currently advertised at.
If you can get it MOT'd then I would if I were you. At least then it can be driven away.
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If you can get it MOT'd then I would if I were you. At least then it can be driven away.
yeah you are probably right, its booked in for monday, i'll have to put some good tyres on for that.
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And half a tank of fuel for its new owner to drive to Bristol!
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I know the car is early and quite rare, but 475 for a car with rust and no mot is keen. To say I'll get an mot but I'd expect more is also keen.

Without an mot the value would be its weight frankly. 475 with an mot is approaching the right value.

I'm only saying this as I have some idea of how much it would cost in time and money to get to a good condition. And lets face it, after an mot there is still many hours due on this one.
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I know the car is early and quite rare, but 475 for a car with rust and no mot is keen. To say I'll get an mot but I'd expect more is also keen.

Without an mot the value would be its weight frankly. 475 with an mot is approaching the right value.

I'm only saying this as I have some idea of how much it would cost in time and money to get to a good condition. And lets face it, after an mot there is still many hours due on this one.
I don't disagree with the sentiment, but have you seen the rises in value recently of our cars? Everyone still thinks we are in the age of 50 cars. Well we aren't. If a standard turbo diesel with shot bodywork can command 400, then there isn't any reason why I can't expect north of 500 for a suitable rare car.

Of course we are all guilty of this when it comes to selling our things. It may not fetch that when it inevitably goes on eBay soon. But that completely different than selling to a group of enthusiasts who know about the collectability of a certain model. .

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Fair point, no I guess I haven't. I remember the thread of the seller of a maestro for a crazy amount and the *ahem* 'lively debate that followed'. Has this rise in value been reflected in the practical classics listings?

But yes if a grotty TD went for 400 then I guess you are around the money with this.
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Im currently selling my Honda on ebay, 10 day listing. if she sells i'd have this off you for 450 with the no mot (will sort one out later myself). but it wont be for another 2 weeks. cheers

PS how much extra would you need for the cheesegraters as i like stuff to be original

EDIT: Will be buying the car with MOT and cheesegraters after my car has sold. Cant wait!
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As Pat says, Sale agreed.

And as if by a sign, the last MG efi I had, that I sold to Oli 3/4 years ago appears on eBay !

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=260761861382
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I will be bidding on that......
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That's not half gone down hill in three years
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That's not half gone down hill in three years
maybe, but it was rotten underneath and in the arches when i had her. which is why i didnt bother keeping it. swathes of it were covered in dulux by one of the previous owners to me, which has probably just come off in the rain exposing the truth

be interested in how much work was done to MOT it, did you ever MOT it oli?
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