Buy it for the Body: 1976 Fiberfab MiGi Replicar no longer with 912 Porsche Engine – Sold!
December 21st Update: when we first posted this MG TD replica on December 7th for $6,500 equipped with a Porsche 912 engine, we asked the question whether it was ethical to buy the car simply for the motor. Well, the seller just answered that question as he’s updated his ad for $1,500 with the title, “MG TD Replica Without a Motor. Great Project if you have a Motor – $1,500.” with no reference to the Porsche motor! If you have a suitable air-cooled VW engine to stuff in this body, good luck with the purchase!
In several older but very desirable neighborhoods here in New Jersey, its not uncommon for someone buy a dated and modest 1950s home, raze the old house down to a single stud, and then proceed to build a McMansion around it under the guise of a remodel. That’s the vibe we get with this 1976 Fiberfab MiGi II MG TD kit car replica posted on Craigslist in Tuckahoe, New Jersey for $6,500.
Why? Four years ago we also would never have predicted one-year-only 1976 Porsche 912e pushing even close to $40K while its late sixties brethren push $60K. Consequently, when we saw this post, we immediately felt we can buy the complete car, remove and sell the 912 motor (complete with its Weber carburetors) for at least $6,000, put a brand new VW crate motor into the MiGi, and then offer the car again to make what could be a tidy profit.
If you’re not familiar with 1970s vintage kit cars such as Fiberfab, here’s quick synopsis. During that time, a cottage industry sprung up building fiberglass replicas of classic British sports cars and “Neo Classics” on the then cheap and plentiful Volkswagen Beetle chassis.
So, that raises today’s ethical dilemma: does the provenance of a 43-year-old fiberglass kit car with a desirable engine outweigh the ability to make a nice profit. We’d love to hear your thoughts either for or against it.
If you decide to buy this car. Whichever path you choose, good luck with purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Replica with 912 Porsche motor. The body is a Mi Gi ll By fiberfab Good running Porsche 912 Motor with Webers for and headers“
Comment below and let us know what you would do!