Clearly, a labor of love for the last owner.......everything about this car shows a lot of time, effort, and cost invested by a loving owner.
First of all black with elegant gray leather seats, custom door panel pockets, a beautifully trimmed interior. New carpets, new wood steering wheel and wood dash. One of the nicest I have ever seen. And with a new stereo/CD.
Engine rebuilt 1,000 miles ago, spotless engine bay, maintains 70 psi oil pressure, zero smoke, fitted with a Weber carb, oil cooler, what appears to be a new wiring harness, even the proper hood padding. AND mated to a perfect working overdrive transmission providing six forward ratios.
We were told the front end was recently rebuilt, everything clean and painted and passed 'the wiggle test' looking for play. Went over the edges of the body with my kitchen magnet, not a trace of plastic filler. And the paint truly has a mirror finish.
Fairly new top, boot cover, carpeted trunk, excellent chrome, all new wire wheel splined adapters and new chrome knock offs, all gauges work, all electricals work, has a nice LED third brake light, floors appeared to be perfect with all original factory undercoating, what else is there? An absolutely stunning MGB and 1974s are among the best of the breed....last year with chrome bumpers and having dash level air vents making a/c installation easier and better.
Just in, thoroughly tested and examined, ready to drive anywhere.
The simple pleasures of a vintage MGB race car are experienced on a twisting road course by British motor journalist and racer Dickie Meaden, who is won over by the nuanced handling of the classic sports car, even letting out a whoop as he rips around a corner on three wheels. While claiming to never […]
During this time spent indoors during shelter in place, I have been able to continue work on the MGB GT restoration. The latest project has been tackling the gearbox. For a bit of history: The 3-syncro overdrive-equipped gearbox in this car is the one in it when the car was delivered. The gearbox was rebuilt […]
While many people are feeling frustrated about the number of event cancellations, I’m looking at this change in scheduling another way: I have much more time to work on the MGB GT restoration at The Paddock. My next task for the MG is to reseal the engine. Since I already knew that John Twist, the […]
Editor’s note: The first sports car driven by our East Coast editor, Andy Reid, was an MGB, back when he was just 14 years old. But it wasn’t until 2019 that he actually owned such a car, a 1967 MGB GT. He began to restore the car, hoping to be done in time to drive […]
The Pick of the Day is a proper entry into British sports car madness
But he’s learned a lot more about the car and plans to drive it this fall to Hilton Head
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