MGB Roadster / Rust-Free / Super Clean / Fully Sorted / Performance Equipment

Price: US $7,500.00 Item location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGB
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 101,371
  • VIN: GHN3L39929
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 1800cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 MG MGB

1965 MG MGB Roadster VIN / Car Number: GHN3L39929 Completely rust-free Very nice paint, trim, top and interior Overdrive transmission Engine rebuilt Many street performance parts Extra-clean, not smoked in Starts, stops, runs and drives nicely

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· 1964 Production

· Records for five owners from 1989

· Three Ohio owners, then sold to Maryland before purchase by current owner/seller June 30, 2009

· Maintenance records from May 17, 1990 through April 20, 2000 document 66,606 through 99,315 miles

· Total mileage unknown, receipts support 101,371 indicated miles is accurate

· Always garaged while in Michigan

· Never driven in winter

Improvements since 2009 purchase:

· Interior returned to original color and configuration

· Leather seat covers

· Correct window garnish moldings

· New interior and trunk carpet

· Hood and front fenders refinished

· “Talbot” style mirrors added

· Take-apart top frame replaced with optional folding top frame

· Left floor panel replaced

· Engine bay refinished

· Engine fully rebuilt

· George Bachman/Midwest Motorsports dynamometer tuned to 100HP

· Wiring harness replaced

· Laycock Type D electric overdrive transmission installed


· Black paint by previous owner, 1991

· Hood and front fenders refinished, 2009

· Left floor replaced

· No rust concerns

· Extra clean, top and bottom

· Very good panel fits

· Doors, hood and trunk lid open and close easily

· Front and rear lid supports work properly

· Weatherstrips all in good condition

· Windshield is not delaminating, cracked or pitted

· Door glass in very good condition

· Windows operate easily

· Bright trim in very good condition and 100% complete

· Bumpers and overriders fit properly and are undamaged


· Black interior with white piping

· Seat covers and carpets all replaced

· Leather seat covers

· Seat padding is firm and smooth

· Seats slides and latch easily

· Correct window garnish moldings

· AMCO rubber floor mats in very good condition

· Wood-rimmed steering wheel with MG logo horn button

· Driver’s Simpson 3” lap belt

· Passenger’s push-button lap belt

· Seat belts properly installed

· Inside mirror in good condition

· Glove box door fits well, lock works with key and glovebox liner is solid and clean

· Dash is not cracked or warped

· No wind noise or other noise concerns when driving

· No odor concerns

Folding top and tonneau:

· Correct black vinyl folding top

· Zippered rear window allows additional ventilation

· Take-apart top frame replaced with optional folding top frame

· Top frame powder coated

· Top windows in very good condition with no cracking, yellowing or other concerns

· All snaps and fasteners work properly

· Top folds easily

· No wind noise concerns

· Full tonneau covers folded top and entire cockpit

· Tonneau can be opened for driver and passenger, as desired

· Tonneau fits properly and all fasteners operate correctly



· Engine Serial Number 18GA-U-H 9762

· Correct three main bearing type circa 1964 production

· 1800cc

· High compression

· Fully rebuilt by current owner/seller

· New main and rod bearings

· Larger valves

· Roller rocker arms with 1:6 lift ratio

· Kent street performance camshaft

· Cylinder head ported and flow tested by George Bachman/Midwest Motorsports, Toledo

· Block acid washed to remove scale in cooling passages, preventing overheating

· Threaded oil plugs installed

· Pertronix distributor with electronic ignition

· Bachman dyno tuned to 100HP

· Aftermarket engine oil cooler

· Valvoline Racing 50wt oil

· Noise-free

· Hand throttle/choke works correctly

· Turns over easily, starts promptly

· Long center branch exhaust header, ceramic coated

· Monza rear muffler

· Exhaust is leak-free

· Fuel tank is clean and rust-free

· Steady idle

· Pulls smoothly and runs cool

· No active coolant or oil leaks


Laycock Type D electric overdrive

· Period-correct

· Shifts easily through all gears, up and down

· Overdrive switch on the shift lever

· Overdrive works properly

· Recent new clutch disc

· No active fluid leaks or other concerns

· No clunking or other noises when driving

Suspension, brakes, steering:

· Dropped front spindles

· Lowering blocks on rear axle

· Lever shocks all work properly with no leaks or other concerns

· Poly front bushings

· Front and rear sway bars with tight linkage

· Differential and rear axle are quiet with no concerns

· Drives as it should. Tracks straight.

· Four Michelin all season radial tires, size P185/75R14

· Four Minilite style alloy wheels with center locks, size 14X5.5

· Original knockoffs

· Steering wheel is level when driving straight. Tires wearing evenly.

· No rattles or other concerns

· Braided stainless flexible brake hoses

· Fresh brake fluid, recently bled

· Newer performance front brake pads

· Brakes straight with no pulling

All the rest:

· 12 volt negative ground electrics, as built

· Two 6-volt NAPA wet cell batteries

· Secure battery hold-downs and terminal covers

· No concerns with slow turn-over or weak batteries

· Speedometer is accurate compared with GPS

· Both odometers work as-new

· New fuel gauge and sender

· Tachometer, temperature and oil pressure gauges operate correctly

· Sealed beam headlights

· Headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals all operate

· Horns blow

· Dash map light operates correctly

· Windshield wipers work

· Windshield washer system is complete

· Heater controls work correctly

Also included:

· Clear Michigan title

· Original jack, Thor knock off hammer, tire hold-down and tool bag

· Aftermarket scissors jack

· Robert Bentley Publishers Service Manual

· New trunk carpet and spare tire cover

· All receipts for claimed repairs and maintenance from previous owners

· One original key that fits all locks

Spare parts included:

· Five original wire wheels, newly refinished

· Set of four original bumper guards in good condition

· Original plastic-rimmed steering wheel in restorable condition

· Original ashtray in very good condition

· Costello / Avo front tube shock conversion kit, as-new. You can read more about this kit here

“The large print giveth and the small print taketh away”- Tom Waits:

Please remember, this is a used car, which, as nice as it may be, is not perfect. I strive to deliver accurate descriptions, but it is possible to miss small deficiencies and will not be held liable for these minor misnomers. This vehicle is sold AS IS/WHERE IS and comes with no warranties, expressed or implied, whatsoever.

Known issues:

· Exterior repaint from 1991 shows some marks from 25+ years of careful use

· Few chips in paint around edges of hood, deck lid and doors

· Scratches in paint where soft top attaches, from folding top. These are covered when top is up or tonneau installed

·Stone chips on front lower valance

· Few nicks in bright trim on bumpers, side spears, windows

·Front bumper is missing corner rubber spacers

· NO rust concerns

· All glass has few marks and scratches

· Few marks in plastic windows on soft top

· Interior mirror glass is desilvering around edges, but clear over most of the surface

· Fuel gauge works, but is not accurate

· Brakes squeal fairly loudly when warm due to performance pad material

· Michelin tires are older and should be replaced before any distance driving

· No spare tire

· All parts included are as-is, with no warranties

Not included:

· No BMC Heritage Certificate, sorry


Pre-purchase inspection is welcomed. Please contact me through “Ask seller a question” to arrange inspection and for any additional information.

Offered with realistic reserve. There is no “buy-it-now” price. Car will be sold to high bidder above reserve.


Buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup or shipping. Loose items will be inside car for shipping.

Other Terms:

$1000.00 deposit required within 48 hours of auction close.

PayPal accepted for deposit, only.

Payment methods accepted:

-Wire transfer in US funds.

-Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank) or money order.

-Cash (in person).

PayPal not accepted for full purchase payment.

Vehicle and title will be released to the buyer only after funds clear. There will be no exceptions.

Bid with confidence! See my overwhelmingly positive feedback.

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