An unusually well prepared MGBGT......excellent body and chassis, very nice maroon paint, excellent engine with just redone cylinder head, new Weber carb, perfect working overdrive transmission, wire wheels, sunroof, modern a/c assembly with high efficiency rotary compressor (draws little power) with a powerful built in auxiliary heater unit, beige interior, new brake flex lines, new calipers, thicker front sway bar (for more precise handling), tube shock conversion, modern stereo/CD, electronic ignition, disc brakes, THIS IS A VERY well prepared MG.
1972-1974 is my favorite era for an MGB GT, cars only sold in the US through 1975 (and by then, with ugly rubber bumpers). They were still chrome bumper, had face level vents making a/c nicely integrated in the factory dashboard. And more powerful engines and stronger all synchromesh transmissions and stronger overdrive units. All reasons my own MGBGT is a 1974.
My last BGT had the same a/c-heater unit and it was fabulous, comfy cozy in the Winter at temperatures down to 15 degrees and as a hot weather touring GT car, again, very usable and very comfortable.
In their day, MGBGTs were known in England as 'the poor man's Aston Martin.' And if you think of it, what is the competition in cars of approximate size and use in a classic Coupe? Porsche 356s are ridiculously expensive, Alfa GTVs are expensive and difficult to maintain and service. Jaguars are expensive and repairs can be overwhelming. Triumph GT6s are cramped and flimsy. So what is the alternative?
All reasons I invested a lot of time, effort, and money in my own MGBGT. And cruising at 80+ mph, winding roads, Winter or Summer, I LOVE my GT. So far, 6,000 trouble free miles during the past year and a half. And I would hazard to say, this maroon BGT is probably the second best one we have ever had (my own being the best.....and it isn't for sale.)
Photos to be posted soon (just being detailed and cleaned up)