MG MGB, RESTORED, OVERDRIVE, TWO TOPS, CALIFORNIA CAR. NICE!
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGB
- SubModel: ROADSTER
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 79,000
- VIN: GHN5UA192780G
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 1.8L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 MG MGB ROADSTER
Up forsale isa Unique and very interesting MGB. I have owned this car for several years and about 2 years ago I decided torestore itand make it stand out from the crowd. I have always liked the MGB factory race cars from the 1960s so I built this MGB to resemble them.I built the car mainly for street use but with enough modifications for autocross and club use also.The MG has a full interior, ound insulation, modern stereo, verdrive transmission and uprated suspension and drivetrain built for touring. I find it best to describe the car in sections, s listed below.
Body- TheMGhas spent its entire life in California as can be seen by its vintage California blue license plate, o the body is in rust free condition. When I bought the car several years ago I replaced the front foot wells with factory correct replacementsas there was some rust due to the waterpuddling from a bad soft top. Apart from that no other repairs were needed.The body is very straight with no dents and very good panel fit.The bonnet (hood)is alightweightaluminium one from an earlier car. It also has an early grill and taillights. The front valence is a Sebring style with vents for the under valenceoil cooler and brake ducts. The bonnet has the Le Mans leather strap andfront mounted release.The Sebring headlight covers are easilyremoved for cleaning On the rear of the car I removed the overriders and mounteda battery cut off switch in the reverse light hole, o cutting was needed and the car comes with a spare reverse light assembly if you wish to move the cut off switch to the trunkThe rear bumper is in excellent condition. I have theoriginalfront bumper assembly and valence that came with the car. The windshield seal, oor seals and side glass seals are new. The glass is in good condition and the windows wind up and down easily.TheMG hasperiod correctenamel union jack fla, astrol oil, n BMC rosette on each side of the car.Thecar is finished in a GlossyBritish Racing Green polyurethane paint and looks new.
Drivetrain - The engine has been rebuilt and has about 800 miles on it.It has about 70lbs of oil pressure(see photo) and runs cool. All the coolant hoses were replaced as was the water pump, eater valveand the radiator was refurbished.The clutch including a heavy duty throw out bearing, tarter motor, lternator, nd clutch hydraulics werereplaced at the same time.The car has a newcrane electronic ignition. The gearbox is an overdrive model and works great (overdrive switch onright side steering column stalk)which makes freeway driving more comfortable.The engine has a exhaust header and low restriction exhaust and a Dellortoside draught carburetor ( the original SU carbs, anifold, ir filters come with the car)with a fuel pressure regulator and modern electric fuel pump.Theoil cooler has been moved to under the front apron(see photo)and an electric cooling fan has been added.The engine also has a modern spin on oil filter conversion. I also installed a modern inertiafuel cut off switch in the trunk(see photo) This cuts off the fuel supply in event of an accident and is easily reset with a touch of the button.
Suspension and brakes - The car has all new brakes including steel braidedflexible brake lines, rilled front rotors, ewGT rear wheel cylinders, ear shoes, ebuilt front calipers with new pistonsand EBC red stuff brake pads(see photo)it stops very well! The rearsuspension has new poly bushings and a tube shock conversion.The front suspension has poly upper bushings, 8 lower bushings, MGBGTfront coil springs and a7/8 high performancefront sway bar.The wirewheels are upgraded from14 inch 60 spoketo 15 inch 72 spokes for greater strength and modern tire choices. The tires areGoodyear Eagles 195/60 15 and are inas newcondition. All this results in a great handling MGB.
Interior - The interior is invery good condition . The dashboard is new as is the center console. The factory steering wheel has a leather wrap and the shift knob is also leather.There is a new Alpine am/fm CD with Ipod hook up and bluetoothpowering two new Kenwood speakers.The cigarette lighter has been replaced with a 12volt outlet to charge a device.The car also has a freshly painted gloss black 4 point roll bar and twonew4 point seat belts with a standard buckle for ease of use. The car comes with an original jack and wheel knock off tool.
ELECTRICAL- The original harness was in great shape so it was not replaced. The alternator is new.All the gauges work as do the wipers, urn signals, azards, orn,brake and running lights. It has new halogen headlamps for safer night driving and new rear taillight lenses.The MG has no electrical issues.
Top - The MG has two tops, newer soft top with a zip out rear windowand a vintage factory styleSnugtop hardtop.(see photo)
I have restored many British cars over the years, everal to concours standards. I also own a classic Limousine service and restored the fleet myself(http://royalcoachlimo.com/)This MGB was restored to a local show standardand is probably nicer than 90 percent of the MGBs on the market today. The MG comes with a file folder of receipts of the restoration totaling thousands of dollars. Please look at the photos carefully to see condition or feel free to come and view it or have it inspected. I have sold several cars on Ebay all with positive results as can be seen in my feedback pages.Please call me(Simon@ 559 349 3109) or Email me with any questions before bidding, hanks. Ebayers with less than 2 positive feedbacks contact me before bidding or your bid will be retracted.