For Sale: 1974 MG BGT in Stratford, Connecticut

$16,500

Vehicle Description

Just in and being thoroughly enjoyed....... Gorgeous black with all new black interior (with red piping), leather seats, wire wheels, new 185/75 radials, excellent body, rust free floors and sills, excellent mechanicals....145-150 psi compression in every cylinder, no smoke, 80 psi oil pressure when warm..., new rotors, rebuilt calipers, new clutch hydraulics, new wood dash and steering wheel, modern Sony stereo/CD with USB output, really needs nothing. Also has overdrive and new control switch. Clicks 'in' and 'out' perfectly. AND...if you are not familiar with this wonderful, although a bit archaic, gizmo, it is essentially a supplemental gearbox mated to the four speed unit and offering further gear reduction, essentially a fifth gear. Get up to highway speeds, flick the switch and watch the rpms go down. Converting a car that gets around 18 mph per 1,000 revs in top gear to over 22 mph in overdrive. Offering relaxed cruising, better economy, and costing maybe $3,000 in parts and labor to duplicate in a non overdrive GT. Oil cooler, very good original chrome, replaced the dumb hexagonal fake knock offs with new two eared knock offs, quiet exhaust, all working gauges, inertial reel belts, what appears to be excellent wiring, very clean engine bay, no rust at the bottom of the spare wheel well, even (both) the interior lights work. Had my staff prepare this car for my own use...all fluids changed, drilled and safety wired the oil drain plug, adjusted the valves, balanced the SU carbs, replaced many of the hydraulic parts, new clutch slave, hose, and master cylinder, whatever wasn't replaced was checked, the result is a beautiful MGB GT...in their day, in England, referred to as 'the poor man's Aston Martin.' Quiet, refined, a blast to drive, very roomy, wonderful classic touring sports car. A/c is not expensive and available, a sunroof would be a nice touch, one of my absolute favorite small classics. And have owned four. PS Car is at home, not in the showroom and if a potential owner wishes to see/drive this car, need a day or two notice.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-750052
  • Year:1974
  • Make:MG
  • Model:BGT
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black, Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:NE-1974-23
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Drive Train:RearWheelDr