1970 MGB GT
£££ SOLD £££
MOTd until July 15th 2015, and taxed for 12 months.
A full nut-and-bolt restoration was completed around 2000. Despite being a slightly older restoration, the car has lasted very well indeed and has been very well cared for – this shows the quality of the restoration was rather good!
The major restoration included new inner and outer wings, sills, doors taken back to bare metal, and a great deal of other body and structure repairs. This is all documented in photographs. Over the past few years, the car has had:
New seats (original style)
Electronic ignition fitted
New steering rack
12v battery conversion
Uprated rear suspension bushes and axle straps
K&N filters fitted
Battery cutouts fitted in two locations (great anti theft device)
Waxoyled and undersealed carefully, so the underside remains rock-solid.
The list goes on and on!
Structurally, the car appears to be rock solid. The sills, castle rails, chassis legs and spring hangers all appear to be fine, and there aren’t any nasty patches of welding, it’s all nice and sound. You’re more than welcome to come and have a good prod around! Obviously the car was painted a few years ago now so there are some very minor imperfections, small scuffs etc but there is very little to worry about, as you will be able to tell from the pictures! The main area to mention is the leading edge of the passenger door, where there are a few pin-prick bubbles coming through – you can see these in the images. The door isn’t going rotten and it’d be very easy to get it sorted, should you wish. It’s not much of an issue, mind!
The car runs very well indeed, having had the engine rebuilt at the time of restoration. This included having the car converted to run on unleaded, so no worries there. The overdrive is fully functional and the gearbox has no crunches and doesn’t jump out of gear. The car pulls up in a straight line.
The interior is very tidy, also. It’s had a new dashboard fitted, which really finishes the interior off well. There is a stereo fitted, and the seats still look fantastic and are very comfy with good cushions. Everything works exactly as it should, bar the speedo. I haven’t had chance to look into this but I doubt it can be anything too worrying.
This is a bargain price for a fantastic car which attracts a great deal of attention wherever it goes. Obviously it’s not a concourse show car but it’s generally very good indeed, but is ready to use and enjoy. You’ll be able to see that for yourself when you come to view.
Now, here’s the boring eBay bit:
Many more pics HERE