1967 MGB Roadster - Tartan Red
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There’s nothing quite like an late 60s MGB GT. The perfect mix between 60s sportscar design and the refinements of the later cars. These cars are a fantastic investment, with prices dramatically rising all of the time.
This car is no exception, and I feel you’ll struggle to find a better one for this price. It’s had a great deal of work during its life, which I will detail throughout the ad. The ‘feel’ of the car, both in terms of build quality and the way that the car drives, clearly shows that the standard of work carried out has been tip-top. It’s not a show car, but presents nicely, and if you’re after a solid, reliable MGB to use, then this is most probably the one for you!
Over recent years, the car has been very well cared for. I have paperwork to show that in recent years, the car has received the following major works:
Replacement Ivor Searle engine
New Castle Rails and floorpans
123 Electronic ignition fitted
New leather seats and carpet set
New fuel tank, pipes and fuel pump
New prop shaft
Cobra immobiliser fitted
Spin-on oil filter conversion
…and much more!
Bodily, the car is nice and straight. Door and wing bottoms are all nice and solid, as are the wing-top seams, and scuttle panel. The paint finish is good and has a nice shine – there are a few chips and blisters here and there but nothing to worry about at all. It’s a few years since it has been repainted so this is to be expected. As you can see in the pictures – it presents very well indeed! Chrome wire wheels are fitted, and some of the spokes are beginning to become a little pitted, but this doesn’t really detract from the overall appearance of the car.
The car appears to be completely solid throughout. Sills, castle sections, floorpans, chassis legs and spring hangers are all in good order, having been replaced by an MGOC specialist in recent years. It got through the last MOT without any issue whatsoever, and I’m sure it will do for many years to come! The current MOT expires at the end of July 2016.
A lovely place to be. The seats have been recovered, with new cushions. New carpets have been fitted, along with refurbished dashboard at some point. All in all, it looks fantastic! The hood and frame is in good order, and appears to be watertight.
Engine starts readily and runs well, ticking over at around 750rpm, as it should. You can see in the pictures that the engine bay is tidy (and, body colour), but a little grubby - it could be detailed to look very nice indeed. Exhaust note is lovely and the car pulls and drives as it should. Oil pressure is spot-on, and the car does not overheat. Overdrive is fitted, and functions fine.
All in all, this is an absolutely stunning little car that is absolutely ready to be used and enjoyed. You won’t find many cars at this price that have been finished to this standard. I travel all over the country to view these cars and this one is particularly good for the money I’m asking.