1973 MG MGB "ONE OWNER - BARN FIND" Free Delivery within 300 miles of B'ham
Price: - Item location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGB
- Type: Cab & Chassis
- Trim: Conv
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 90,151
- VIN: GHN5UD317020G
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 4cly
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: CD Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 MG MGBUp for sale is a VERY RARE little 1973 MGB. This is a documented ONE OWNER car from new. It is best described as a "barn find"....just awakened from a long slumber. It runs and drives...but needs and deserves a full restoration. Very original, not molested. This is the perfect MGB for someone wanting to restore a solid southern car. Running and driving foundation to start with...plus averifiablebackground and one owner pedigree. Most of our beloved MG's went through a LOT of owners over the years. You may never find another one owner out there for sale again.
- Includes FREE DELIVERY within 300 miles of Birmingham, Alabama, (must be paid in full prior to delivery)
I acquired this car from theoriginalowner. It was purchased new here in Birmingham, Alabama, where it is now. I have the original bill of sale, original sales paperwork,registrationand ALL maintenance records going back to 1973 when it was originally purchased....all in the original owners name, whom I obtained the car from.
Car has a currentregistration,istagged / licensed and insured.
It has been off the road for quite awhile and was justawakenedit from it's slumber. Afterinstallinga new battery, cleaned the gas tank out, cleaned thecarburetors, new spark plugs and new tires....she fires right up andrunssmooth. No smoke, no knocks and no unusual noises. Hydraulicclutch andbrakes work..but the brakes could still use a little attention before it was driven a lot. Has recently had a new top professionally installed.
MECHANICAL- This little MGB starts right up. Holds good oilpressureand runs cool. No knocks, no smoke and no unusual noises, It is VERY original under the hood...including the original emission system and smog pump. All in working condition. Clutch works well. Transmission shifts out smoothly. Differential is smooth and quite. The brakes work, but wouldadvisegoingthrough them before anyone drives it any substantial amount. But they do work and stop the car. Even theemergency/ parking brake works. I just cleaned out the carbs, installed a new battery and installed new spark plugs. Cleaned outthefuel tank, fuel lines and installed a new fuel filter. Starts right upevery-timeand runs and idles smoothly.
ELECTRICAL- All the electrical seems to be working except for the horn. Headlights work on bright and dim. Dash lights work. Tail lights work. Turn signals work. Side marker lights work. Tag light works. Windshield wipers work. All the electricalgaugeswork. Even the interior light works. Theaftermarketradio does not work. It lights up but does not make any sounds.
BODY- The body is very straight. Door, hood andtrunkgaps are very good. Only some minor parking lot dings. Not rust through on the body. The rockerpanelsare some of the best looking rockers I've seen on an un-restoredcar. I can only find 3 very small bubbles on the rockers, and they feel solid. The jacking holes are solid. Frontand rear valances are good with NO rust. The trunk floor is solid. The rear floor sections look very good with no rust. Inner seals and door jambs look very good and are rust free. Bottom of doors look good and are rust free. Doors, hood and trunk open and close easily. The lip on the hood andtrunkare rust free. There is some rust in the front part of the floor pans on both sides...but small enough that it could be patched without needing total floor pans replaced. It is currently British Racing Green, (but the original color wasHarvestGold). It was resprayed several years ago. The current paint is in TERRIBLE condition. It has fadedalmostcompletely away.
INTERIOR - The interior is very original. The dash looks very good. All the gauges look good and they all work. Has a very good looking console, much better than most. Has the original seats. The passenger seat looks decent but thevinylon the drivers seat hasdeteriorated and looks bad. The seats need recovered. The door panels have seen better days and need replace. Basically it needs all the interior replaced to be a nice looking car again.Everythingis there, but it is a 43 year old car that has not been restored.
TOP- The top has just been recently professionally installed. The top looks and fits like new. The top frame looks good, folds easily and does not have any damage.
WHEELS & TIRES- This car has the original MG Rostyle wheels. They are solid and roll true. Sitting on a set of NEW Fusion Touring radials.
To summarize, this is a solid little car that runs and drives.
- DocumentedONE OWNER since new...with tons of documentation and allmaintenancerecords.
- Perfectcandidate for a fullrestoration....or just drive and play with it as it is.
- New tires.
- New top, professionally installed.
- New battery.
- New spark plugs.
- Original owners manual.
- I'm selling this car with a very low reserve. I will end the auction with a Buy It Now price of $3,850.00.
- The car is offered for sale locally, so use the Buy It Now before it's gone.
- Buyer is to pay a $500.00 via PayPal within 24 hours of the auction ending. Remaining balance is due within 7 days, or before the car is picked up or delivered.
- I accept cash, cashiers checks, money orders, personal checks and wire transfers. (all checks must clear prior to pick-up or delivery)
This auction includes FREE DELIVERY up to 300 miles of Birmingham, Alabama, (once paid in full)
This car is being sold AS-IS / WHERE-IS with NO warranty written or implied. However, I doGUARANTEEthe car to be JUST as described in the auction.