If you're looking for the ultimate chrome-bumper MGB, you've just found it. With an immaculate frame-off restoration in spectacular colors, this 1963 MGB roadster is drop-dead gorgeous. But wait, it's also an impressive runner with a long list of smart upgrades to make more than just another 4-pot British roadster. It used to be you had to go Italian to get a 2-seater that would run like this.
There's a lot of hand labor invested in the bodywork, and it shows here. There's not a ripple or a wave anywhere and given the cost of the restoration, it shouldn't be a surprise that it turned out so well. White is this car's original color, but the paint on it today is a custom PPG mix that adds a bit of pearl just for effect and the clear is the same stuff used on high-end guitars, so it has an impossible shine that's easy to maintain. The chrome bumper cars are popular with MG enthusiasts due to their classic roadster looks, and against the pearl white paint, the chrome sparkles and glitters like something very, very expensive. All the details are there, from the MG badges on the nose and tail to the chrome sport mirrors and polished gas cap, and with a custom chin spoiler, it has an aggressive look that suits the early 'B just fine.
The black vinyl interior has a host of upgrades that enhance the driving experience but don't change the MGB's essential personality. Only the Brits seem to have mastered the low-cost, high-style look, because most folks would sit behind the wheel and figure that this is a very expensive car. There's a brand new wood-rimmed steering wheel and walnut shifter knob, along with fresh carpets and sun visors to keep everything looking fresh. Rebuilt Smiths gauges are a British motor industry tradition, and even in 1963, they had a classic look that was one part simplicity and one part elegance. They've also cleverly integrated a whole host of auxiliary gauges into the dash, so you can keep a closer eye on the warmed-over engine up front. The original radio is gone, replaced by a Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit that sounds a lot better and actually looks quite good settled in there below the clock and fuel gauge. A pair of subtle roll bars behind the seats are a good way to make your 'B look racy, and they fits neatly under the new black convertible top with matching black boot. There's even a decent amount of trunk capacity, despite a full-sized spare living under that MG tire cover.
Rebuilt 695 miles ago and ready to rock, the diminutive 1800cc inline four performs heroically thanks to a bunch of smart upgrades. The block is topped by an aluminum cylinder head, fresh carburetion under an MG-logo air cleaner, and a flashy finned valve cover up top. Lots of shiny chrome and aluminum parts, plus some braided stainless hoses, make the engine bay look capable and efficient, not to mention ultra-clean. A custom exhaust system is a true dual setup with custom side-exit pipes that give the brawny four one heck of a voice. The 4-speed manual transmission was completely rebuilt, the rear end was re-sealed, and the entire front suspension was rebuilt, so this one is ready to party. Cool Minilite-style wheels are practically required on a car like this and carry fat 185/70/14 blackwall radials.
We can't possibly cover all the work that's been done to this beautiful MGB, but with all the receipts and restoration photos included, it'll be easy to see just how nice it really is. Call today!