1976 MGB ROADSTER .. GET THE BEST AND FORGET THE REST!
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGB
- SubModel: Roadster
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Leather Seats
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 94,985
- VIN: GHN5UG401127G
- Color: White
- Engine size: 1800
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 MG MGB Roadster
**FOLLOWING THE INFORMATION BELOW ARE OVER 60 DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Gorgeous Glacier White Finish with Heated Leather Seats
Retro California Black Plates - MG 4 SUN
Superb Running Rust-free Southern California Car!
CAR NUMBER: GHN5UG401127G
ENGINE NUMBER: 18V801AEL7997 (correct)
TRANSMISSION: Factory 4-speed
COLOR: Glacier White (original color)
For your consideration from San Clemente California, is this BEAUTIFUL MGB, best described as a true “Keeper”. The closer you look at this car, the more you may well decide that this could be the one for you. Bottom line, just get in, turn on the key, and take off down the road. This could be the one that you've been waiting for!
WELL SORTED OUT
The British have a saying in The Mother Country that a classic car either has, or hasn't been “Well Sorted Out.” What does this mean? Experienced enthusiasts know, that in addition to having an automobile with respectable cosmetics, a “sorted” automobile is the optimum car to own. Normally, this doesn't happen overnight. Rather, unless a buyer is extremely lucky, the car will be purchased, driven for a while, some things fixed, taken for a little longer trip, more things attended to and so on, building confidence. Eventually the dedicated enthusiast will look forward to planning vacations and much longer trips, knowing that their “well sorted” little gem is unlikely to develop serious problems along the way. Of course, it never hurts to go on trips with your MG club!
I have driven and enjoyed this fine automobile, and I can tell you one thing. Whoever owned and/or cared for this 1976 MGB knew what they were doing. They knew how to “sort out” an automobile, and did so with this one. When you fire the car up, it runs and hums like a top. First rate stuff going on here.
In my opinion, to drive this classic is to love it. Frankly, it's what these cars are all about. The following are some mechanical highlights:
Excellent oil pressure – 75psi
Engine runs cool and strong
The clutch is solid, and the transmission smooth
Rack and pinion steering is precise
Suspension is tight
Handles the road and corners well
Brakes and emergency brake are excellent
Correct Zenith-Stromberg carburetor, excellent operating choke
WHAT WORKS?Among other things, All Smiths gauges, including gas, oil pressure, speedometer, tachometer, and heat gauges, correct dash Smiths clock, headlights, including high and low beams, tail lights, including brake lights and running lights, front running lights, FOG LIGHTS, turn signals, including tail light flashers, front running light flashers and dash flashers, passenger rear license plate lights, backup lights, dash emergency flasher switch and all related front and back exterior lights, dash flasher lights, interior courtesy light, map light, interior trunk light, windshield wipers, interior fan, horn, interior door openers and locks, glove box lock, exterior door openers, driver exterior door lock, trunk lock, interior window winders, interior side vent flanges, forward and back seat bottom adjustments, seat back adjustments, seat belts, raising and lowering seat back head supports and more. Even the cigarette lighter works!
I have had the compression checked by my mechanic and it is as follows:is Cylinder #1/160; Cylinder #2/153;Cylinder #3/154; and Cylinder #4/145.
The heating and the heated seats have not been tested. Currently the passenger door lock is not working.
The above is based on my personal observation, and is not a professional inspection or warranty, nor is it an exhaustive analysis of what is correct, or not correct for this year automobile. You can expect that some things may not work up to your mechanics standards, and that he/she will most likely find additional work that he would like to do.
But the best is yet to come! When you get a chance, look down the sides of this MGB in some of the photographs that follow. In them you will see a car that is AS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW. ALL shut lines, including doors, trunk and hood are as FROM THE FACTORY.
I can find no evidence of rust, including the FACTORY ORIGINAL FLOORS, which are in absolutely superb condition (see photographs below). The jack mounts are solid, the doglegs and wheelwells dry, and everywhere I've looked, the evidence is the same.
The previous owner wrote that this car has benefited from new paint in the factory original color in 2013, as well as the new leather interior at that time. Of course, it has always been garaged while in his possession. It was entered in the 2013 and 2014 classic car shows in San Clemente, California.
All chrome, rubber, insignias, lenses, side strips and more are in excellent to as-new condition. There is a chip with a smaller crack, approx. 2”, low down in the passenger side windshield, which does not obstruct vision. The air dam below the bumper is in good condition, but not perfect.
THE INTERIOR is without damage and, in my opinion, looks as good in person as it does in the photographs, including VERY COMFORTABLE LEATHER SEATS and that classic solid wood steering wheel!
The trunk, as you will see, has been carpeted, matching the rest of the interior, a very civilized thing to do! This car was purchased with no top, so you may want to have one installed if you plan on longer trips. I have located a CORRECT TOP FRAME, which is included.
ALSO INCLUDED ...
Matching set of 4 near new All Season P185 70R14 radials,
Wire wheel spare with new P185 70R14 tire, correct spare tie down, spare tire cover,
Period lead knock-off hammer,
Factory jack, full tonneau cover,
As-new floor mats with MG logo,
Driver side sun visor (other visor is on the car),
3 Keys - one ignition key, one door/trunk lock key, one glovebox key, red MG key fob,
Custom rear bench seat,
Original 1976 Workshop manual,
June 9, 2013 and June 8 2014 San Clemente Car Show entry cards,
The previously mentioned top frame.
PLEASE NOTE .. I also have a removable hard top in storage that can be included free with any Buy it Now purchase, or otherwise reasonably priced.
Also Includes an MGBDealer Brochuredated 1976, in mint condition that reads, in part:
"To everyone who longs to soar free, we dedicate this 1976 MGB. Here is the classic wide-open sports car, ready and willing to make driving an adventure again ... as you corner flat on MG's race-bred suspension, sure in the response of the 1798 cc engine, the crisp four-speed stick, fade-resistant front disc brakes and positive rack and pinion steering: this is how it feels to drive a legend. And like all the MGs of the last 50 years, this 1976 B is a strong performer in wide-open competition. MGB holds the current Sports Car Club of America Championship in E Production – as it has for the last five years.”
Includes GOOD CALIFORNIA TITLE, still in the previous owners name. Bill of Sale will include “This car sold as is, with no guarantees or warranties expressed or implied.”
PAYMENT TERMS: $500. deposit via PayPal or bank wire transfer of funds on or before 2 days from close of auction. Balance due on or before 7 days from close of auction via cash in person, or bank wire transfer of funds, please. Nothing personal, but non-paying buyers will be reported to eBay.
ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free to email or phone any time at (909) 838-9160
All the eBest,
THE FOLLOWING ARE OVER 60 PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. IF, FOR ANY REASON, THEY DON'T ALL SHOW UP IN THIS LISTING, PLEASE CONTACT ME, AND I WILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO VIEW THEM ALL.