BEAUTIFUL LOW MILEAGE CALIFORNIA GT - DOCUMENTED RESTORATION
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGB
- Trim: GT 2-Door Coupe
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 22,278
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1.8 L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black Leather with Red Piping
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 MG MGBCar no. GHD3L110583 Engine no. 18GB-U-H63374
"For the man with the Octagon Spirit... magic in a new shape" (original MGB brochure cover)
I have only seen two GT's that received $65-70k. level restorations ever come for sale. Being one of these cars, his Pininfarina designed early 1967 MGB GT is perfection. The beautiful fit and finish is a testament to the previous owner’s high level of expertise and his racing team’s great technical abilities. Rodney Smith was an avid collector and vintage racer, ith exquisite taste in automobiles. This MGB was restored to the same standards Rodney demanded of his most exotic automobiles, hich included ERA racecars, aserati 300S, lfa Romeo 6C, nd other valuable automobiles. Rodney’s wife had an identical MGB GT in college and the car was restored as a surprise gift for their wedding anniversary.
The documented ~600 hour restoration began with the complete disassembly of a low mileage (odometer currently reading 22,221 miles), ust-free California MGB GT. The body was delivered to the body shop on a jig and painted in its original Tartan Red. The paint quality and level of detail inside the engine compartment, oor jams, nd hinges is incredible. Underbody shots showcase the rust-free cleanliness one dreams about. All original factory body panel seams are present and look perfect with no signs of any collision damage. The car still wears its original aluminum hood and California black & yellow license plates. The side mirror is a pricey attractive Talbot & Co.– Berlin bullet. Being an early production car, his car does not have the ugly white plastic square reverse lights.
Mechanically this car is incredible and drives even better than it looks. It is by far the best MGB I have ever driven. Noteworthy features are tight steering, orquey motor, nd the wonderful exhaust note made by the Ansa exhaust system. All systems were completely gone through. The engine was precision built by an expert racing team with a mild performance camshaft. Being a passionate vintage racer, he owner chose to go with the original 4-speed gearbox, dding a performance clutch. The entire suspension and brake system was gone through with all new bushings, ines, tc. The wire wheels are brand new from MWS with stainless steel spokes. The wiring harness has the original style cloth wrapping. The dual 6v batteries were replaced with a single 12v drycell battery.
Inside, he metal dash with correct wrinkle finish, ersonal wood steering wheel and original black leather with contrasting red piping makes for one of the most attractive classic interiors. The switches and center speaker console are reminiscent of a James Bond Aston Martin. Everything was completely redone, ncluding a new headliner, unvisors and premium grade carpets. All gauges, ights, nd switches work as designed. The car has 3 sets of mats: original style rubber stamped with the octagon emblem, intage CocoMats in contrasting red & black, nd black carpet.
The car comes with the original factory owner’s manual and sales brochure. The original tools, onsisting of the factory jack and lead hammer, re with the car. The spare looks to be original and is a painted wire wheel with period correct tire. The car also comes with the Robert Bentley official workshop & tuning book.
Feel free to call for additional details or to arrange to see the car in person - (650)483-6(five)67. The car is available for inspection in San Francisco, alifornia. The car is sold as is, here-is, ith no warranties expressed or implied. I am happy to work with transporters regarding shipping for out of state or overseas buyers. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
Finished in the original color combination
~600+ hours restoration with documentation
Leather front & rear seats finished in correct black with red piping
Original factory sales brochure
Original factory owner’s manual
Original tools including factory jack
Original spare wheel w/period tire
Personal wood steering wheel
Talbot & Co.– Berlin bullet side mirror
New MWS wire wheels with stainless steel spokes
Ansa exhaust system with dual tips
Original style rubber floor mats with MG emlem
Vintage CocoMats in contrasting red & black
Robert Bentley official workshop & tuning book