A really fabulous, incredibly versatile race and road car.
25,000 out of over 512 thousand MGBs built. A very early car. Absolutely rust and damage free West Coast car........as perfect as perfect can be. With very nice BRG paint. Even with the original bumper painted and blended in.
Freshly rebuilt original engine.....gas flowed head, high compression pistons, high lift race cam, balanced, 45 DCOE Weber, racing headers, small glass back with SuperTrapp adjustable racing muffler for road or race. Runs 80 psi oil pressure at higher revs, zero smoke, STRONG performance.
Very close ratio Datsun 280ZX five speed transmission with closer ratios than the factory racing gearbox gear sets. New Wilwood 4 piston front calipers with crossdrilled, slotted rotors, dual master cylinder, adjustable brake bias control, absolutely world class brakes.
A nice new set of eight spoke Minilite style alloy wheels, 185/70 radials (also available with original B steel wheels and narrow 165 radials....as seen racing in photos taken at a VSCCA event at Lime Rock), thicker front sway bar, completely rebuilt front and rear suspensions, polyurethane rear bushings, negative camber front lower control arms, stronger later model tube type back axle, handling is really superb.
Racing bucket seat and a pair of very good original seats, sturdy removable roll bar, new ATL fuel cell, twin fuel pumps, Accusump oiling system, all new Aeroquip oil lines and fittings, oil cooler, adjustable rev limiter, racing mirrors, racing windscreen using original windshield mounts (cut down), electronic ignition, racing hood latches, racing battery cut off switch, catch bottles, beautifully detailed engine bay.
For road.........twin stock low back seats, working lights, turn signals, 3 pt belts for passenger's side, New Sony stereo/CD, charging system, handbrake, full tonneau cover, electric radiator cooling fan, stock metal dashboard, on board trickle charger;
For race:.........everything safety wired, everything prepared for tech inspection, even has a nice custom tonneau to cover the interior when the roll bar is installed.
Fast road car, ready for historic racing, truly two cars in one. We saw over 110 mph down the straight at Summit Point, starts instantly, runs flawlessly, doesn't miss a beat. And looks great. And has a road title and racing log book.
We lavished most everything on this car as we were preparing it for my son....he ran it with the VRG at Summit and VSCCA at Lime Rock.....and now, prefers to concentrate on racing his 32hp Kart. So for someone who wants a 'hop in and go racing' car that can also be registered and used for fast road use, the car offers a lot.
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