A wonderful entry level historic race car........current, a bit of a project.
A 1967 (best year for MGBs) ex E Production racer, raced for many years on the West Coast and then in Colorado as a historic racer. Comes with racing log book (showing races all over the West and even East at Sebring), also a road title. Allowing this car to be prepared as a true dual purpose road and race car.
Body and floors are excellent, no damage, no cruse repairs. Even has the somewhat rare alloy bonnet. And the paint is more than presentable for a race car. Has competition springs and sway bar, Minilite alloy wheels, oil cooler with Aerioquip lines, ATL fuel cell, racing seat, roll bar configured for a tall driver, Sun tach, Mountney steering wheel, cut down racing screen, primary need: engine and transmission.
But then again, isn't it taking a chance on buying a used race car with an unknown engine? This way, the new owner can know exactly what he has as he rolls it on the track.
We have a number of freshly rebuilt early 5 main bearing engines (all with standard cranks and bores) with pre smogger heads in stock. With some mild porting, milling to raise compression ratio (and these early engines had higher compression right from the factory), a high lift cam....and ready to go. All in all, an enthusiast can use this car as an excellent starting point OR contract us to do the prep work.
With such possible additions and options as a close ratio 5 speed transmission, four piston front racing calipers, rear Panhard rod, negative camber front lower control arms, many engine upgrades, etc.
Regardless of how it is 'finished,' a remarkably inexpensive way of getting into this fun sport and having a lovely racer.
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