Just in and, what appears to be a product of a very expensive, very detailed restoration. Truly spotless underneath, in the engine bay, interior, trunk, etc.
As a '66, has the most powerful engine ever fitted to an MGB.....the 98hp five main bearing unit, in this case, with a 45 DCOE Weber. AND has the rarest and most desirable option....overdrive. As the photos show, new wiring, all new hydraulics, beautiful details, new top, wire wheels (the other key option), a quality stereo/CD, great car.
However, IF I was thinking of keeping this car, I would do the following (all of which we can do): correct period steering wheel, get rid of the roll bar, narrower tires, chrome wire wheels, and convert to a dual master cylinder for safety. Would be hard to beat and, I think, one of the nicest, cleanest MGBs on the road.
Here and ready to drive anywhere.
Getting the crud off the drivetrain and peering into the gearbox
The Pick of the Day could be a collector’s daily driver
But there’s good news as well, the discovering of the car’s original paint shade
The Pick of the Day is a nice example of the British sports car that was once an overwhelming favorite but never gained traction as a collector car
As the ClassicCars.com Journal launches Import Car Month, each of my ‘foreign’ sports cars provides its own variations of wonder and woe
This 1963 model was in storage for 35 years, but has been nicely restored and driven only 51,000 miles since new
By the mid-1970s, the MGB was getting long in the tooth. The sports car had grown heavier due to DOT crash regulations.
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I owned two MGBs long ago — a spanking new ’78 and an old ’73 — but both were gone from me by the year 1985.