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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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:


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:


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.