1967 MG B GT
In light of ever increasing competition from Japanese automakers MG
ad men devised a commercial where an MGB would be dropped from a
plane at 2000 feet, parachute would open, and a stunt driver would
parachute down next to it, and upon both safely landing, the stunt
driver would get into the MG, turn the key and drive off, just in
front of oncoming Datsun, Fiat, and Porsche with ad copy saying MG
a jump ahead of the competition! It worked...
For consignment, all in cracking, (good!) condition we give you a
1967 MG B GT. Now sporting a vintage engine from 1977, earlier SU
carbs, and a body style that is a full on hatchback and even has a
rear bench seat for extra passengers, and looking snazzy and sharp,
all straight car with British flair, bloody well right!
From its low-slung bonnet, towards the very clean MG badged grille,
and paired curved bumper with pushers, chrome bezel headlights,
belt line chromed spear, a hatchback large window boot, this car is
all straight and the Pale Primrose paint is just beautiful.
Britework, and correct badging are pristine as well. Nicely placed
rear view mirrors are atop the front fenders and window trimmings
are all supporting excellent clear glass. On the back a vertical
taillight is seen when the rear fender comes to an end. These flank
the hatchback with a large rear glass and a classic MG MGB-GT
badge. Multi spoke wire knockoff hubs in the center are showing
nicely on all 4 corners.
A swing of the doors and the door panels, which are tight and
straight, all in black vinyl with shiny handles and a mid-section
trimming are screwed tightly to the inside of the doors. Inside
bomber style low back tubbed buckets are wrapped in black vinyl
with tuck and roll inserts, and smooth bolsters, along with
pristine white piping. In the back a small straight back bench
stretches from side to side and has the same pattern and material
as the buckets. These chairs are floating in a very clean and like
new black carpeting. Grabbing on to the wood rimmed steering wheel
we can have a good look at the dash, where nice clean round gauges
are neatly mounted into the vinyl dash. In the center of the dash
are more pulls, toggles, and climate control round knobs. Above is
another large MG badge where the radio would have been. On the hump
is a small stalk wood topped shifter and the handbrake lever. Above
under the hardtop is a tight white headliner. In back with a rise
of the hatchback is some extra space covered with black carpeting.
Posh all the way.
Under the hood is a circa 1977 1.8 liter 4-cylinder fed by earlier
production dual SU HS4 carburetors. Attached to the back is a
4-speed manual transmission with electronically activated
Laycock-De-Normanville overdrive, and on the rear is a 3.90 geared
axle. All well restored here and all spit spot!
Very sturdy with heavily sprayed rustproofing and black paint but
no dirt or surface rust. Frame is solid and rust free. Noted are
front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Suspension comes in the
form of an independent coil spring in the front and leaf springs
for the rear. A stock style single exhaust snakes its way to the
back to expel spent fossils.
I donned my driving hat, goggles, and scarf and off to the Classic
Auto Mall test track I went. My cohort always lets me wheel the
British cars as I have a soft spot for them....it takes me back to
my high school and college days, but I digress... The car started
easily with the twist of the key and off I went. The wind rushing
through my hair, I felt as if I was touring the countryside outside
of East Sussex. Great acceleration, bias free braking and wonderful
handling. This MGB GT took everything I could throw at it on my
drive and did it with perfect British charm and manners. Now, to
find a way to sneak this car home without my wife finding out.
A classic British sports hatchback, all looking very Prim-rosey,
and one where you can hop in turn the key and be off for a tool
with not a care in the world. This heated garage kept car was well
maintained, and painstakingly restored to emulate the original as
closely as possible without sacrificing any safety concerns. New
tires, new front suspension, electronic distributor, plug wires,
new starter and new battery along with now 2 speed wipers are all
great assets to this sportscar. With that I'll say, "chip chip
cheerio and all that rot!"
H-BMC B Series 1.8L
L-Left Hand Drive
14308-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
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