1974 MGB GT w/Overdrive

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGB
  • Type: Fastback
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 128,500
  • VIN: GHD5UE329003G
  • Color: "Blaze Red"
  • Engine size: 1800
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual w/Overdrive
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1974 MG MGB

Hate to give up this car. I bought it off of “Bring A Trailer” about 2.5 years ago. Here is a link to the listing then:

http://bringatrailer.com/2014/02/14/bat-exclusive-1974-mgb-gt-with-overdrive/

The overdrive is an extremely desirable optional feature from the factory, not found on most MGBs.

My intention was to give the car to my wife as a 30th anniversary present (she had indicated a fondness for them way back). The car would need to be a reliable daily driver for someone who is not interested in doing any side-of-the-road mechanical work. As purchased, this car was a good starting point, and has checked out well (I have driven it more than 4000 miles all over New England). Additionally, in pursuit of enhancedreliableroad-worthiness, improved appearance and extended longevity, I have had the following work done professionally:

Drivetrain

Rebuilt cylinder head (new guides, valves, seals hardened seats),New carrier bearings,Replacement spider gear in rear differential,New thrust washers, diff.,New bearing kit., (tube axle),New U-joint.

Wheels/Bearings/Steering

New wheel bearings,New Tires (4) 185/70R-14MichelinDefender, New axle limit straps,New tie rod ends,New steering rack boots

Ignition

New ignition coil,New ignition (Pertronix),New distributor cap.,New ignition wire set,New spark plugs

Cooling

New thermostat & housing gasket,New radiator hoses,Fresh coolant

Oil System

New oil line,New valve cover gasket,New valve cover seal washer,New oil filter,New oil seal.

Fuel

New fuel pump (no points! -I have the old one plus new points if you want),New fuel filter.

Clutch/Brakes

New master cylinder,New clutch slave cylinder,New wheel cylinders, rear,New clutch hose.,New brake hoses,New brake lines,New brake shoes,New brake pads,New rotors,New boot, whl/cyl handbrake lever.,Fresh DOT 4 brake fluid

Misc:

New seat belts,Removed CA smog devices,Comprehensive tune by MG mechanic (British Motorworks, Ashland, MA)

Exterior

Minor rust repair at 4 corners where top meets body,New rear glass and seals,New rear bumper

The car is not show perfect, (Although one photo is in a show at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market in downtown Boston) but instead is an excellent “driver” which I would take anywhere without hesitation. I really get a hoot out of driving it. It did not become my wife’s car, since, after doing all this, I found a green one, and she likes green better.

I will be available for test drives or to meet prospective purchasers in the Boston area with the car. Logan airport is less than 1 hour away and we can meet there as well.


$500 non refundable down payment is due immediately upon auction end, remainder via wire transfer prior to shipping/delivery.

Purchaser to verify all information. Car is being sold as-is with no warranties either expressed or implied. Purchaser is responsible for shipping (all costs/arrangements) and I will help facilitate from my end.Will be happy to drive the car to you for a price as well as I have full trust in it.