- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 1.8 Liter I4
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1969 MG MGB
1969 MG MGB Roadster
The MGB is built to a simple, sensible formula and with simple, sensible technology, even for its time: The two-seater body, designed from the ground up as a no-roof roadster (not chopped-down from a contemporary sedan, such as the Morris Minor convertible) features quite deep and wide sills for good length-ways and twisting stiffness and during design, there was attention paid to the 1960s' emerging technology of crash safety too, with an energy absorbing crush zones designed into the nose of the car.
For consignment and your viewing pleasure, a fully restored in 2005…1971 MGB with a respray in British Racing Green, a super clean engine bay, and new top, (sadly not attached to the car), and a shiny black vinyl interior. This open roof sports car is appearing as close to the 1971 car that sat in the British Leyland showroom, with careful attention to period correctness.
With gaps well minded and steel straight with no rust we see the exterior bathed in a respray of British Racing Green, the paint is nicely done. From its low slung bonnet, towards the very clean MG badged grill and paired curved bumpers with small bumperettes, the chrome is mirror like and shows no pitting, badging is all buttoned up. The convertible top is new but hasn't been installed on the car. True 15" knock off wire wheels adorn all 4 corners and are wrapped in almost new General Altimax RT blackwall radials.
A fully restored black vinyl interior can be seen even better without the top on the car. Tuck and roll vinyl inserts are surrounded by clean mar free smooth black bolsters covering the dual buckets with some snappy red piping and red lap belt harnesses. The hump races through these seats and a black gear shift knob with the shift pattern engraved is well within the driver's reach. Black padded vinyl in excellent condition forms an elongated oval in front of the steering wheel and houses the gauge cluster right in the driver's sight line. A new steering wheel fronts the dash and sports a thick wooden rim with brushed aluminum spokes. An aftermarket AM/FM/CD player is embedded here also as well as the essential chromed ashtray. Nice black carpet floods the floors and has MG embroidered floor mats above.
A pop of the bonnet and you'll be amazed at how great everything is buttoned up and visually appealing. The 1798cc 4 banger has been completely restored and has a natural finish valve cover and maroon painted engine block. Being fed from the side, the mini mill has dual 1-barrel carbs in the form of SU HS4's and a correct 4-speed manual transmission on back. Careful attention has been paid to all details such as lines, cables, coil, hoses right down to the decals. A 3.90 geared rear axle is on to put the power to the pavement.
Very clean, with only minor surface rust on the usual members but structurally sound it's simply a lot of nicely painted green metal surfaces. Independent coil springs up front and leaf springs are on the rear and provide the handling ride. Disc brakes are on front, and drums on the rear.
Climbing into the showroom interior it started right up and idled smoothly. After a brief warm up I left the clutch out and enjoyed my cruise to the Classic Auto Mall Test track, one of best kept secrets of hidden locations in all of Southeast Pennsylvania. It ran great, handled nicely, and had an upscale feel with the padding, and all being just right.
The goal was to bring this car up to award winning snuff, and I'd say accomplished. A fully working example ready to be scooped up and driven immediately, we are all spit spot. I say old chap, let's take a tool through the Dandenongs mate!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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