1970 MGB GT - Tartan Red
£££ SOLD £££
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The car underwent a serious restoration around ten years ago where it had a great deal of restoration work carried out to bring it up to the standard we see today. It hasn’t done a lot of mileage since and is therefore still in excellent order. The previous owner replaced the front wings, doors, rear wings and various other panels with new parts. An aluminium bonnet is fitted, too. He has also told us that he has replaced the cylinder head with an unleaded head, fitted an oil cooler, new springs and window rubbers where needed along with a great deal of other work. As you can see, the underside looks absolutely fantastic!
MOT until June 2016, and the car is of course exempt from tax.
Structurally, the car appears to be absolutely spot-on. I can’t see there being any issues there for many years to come. Bodily, the car is very straight too – door gaps etc are all very good. The door bottoms and boot floor are very solid, and the wings are great, having all been replaced when the car was restored. The paint finish has a good shine and has aged very well, but it’s not a ‘concourse’ finish – some time with a machine polisher would probably make a huge difference. I thought about repainting the whole car to make it totally mint, but upon inspecting the car since it’s arrived here, I have decided against doing this because it might put off any buyers who think that the car has just had a quick blowover. This is NOT the case! Don’t get me wrong – the car isn’t in need of a respray. The paintwork has a great shine and doesn’t really need doing at all.
The car starts, stops and drives very nicely indeed. The wire wheels were all replaced with new items (including the spare, which still has its tag!), and the hubs don’t clunk. Good tyres all round, and there isn’t loads of wheel wobble, as you often find with wire-wheel cars. Oil pressure is great, and the car does not overheat. The car sounds great, and pulls very well for an MGB. Overdrive is fitted and works fine, although can be a little hesitant to engage when the car is cold. This is very common and not something to worry about!
The interior is great – the dashboard and carpets are in good order. The seats have been rebuilt with new leather covers and foams etc, and they’re very comfortable. The electrics all function exactly as they should.
All in all, this is a great car that’s ready to use and enjoy. Grab a pre-season bargain, as these cars are going to shoot up in price for the summer. The car has been HPI checked and is clear.