1973 MGB GT - Teal Blue
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There’s nothing quite like an early 70s MGB GT. The perfect mix between 60s sportscar design and the refinements of the later cars. These cars are a fantastic investment, with prices 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 restoration work over recent years, 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.
MOT until September 2016 and the car is, of course, tax exempt.
It’s probably easier for me to list what the car’s had over the past few years:
· Full respray in BL Teal Blue
Matching tyres on chrome Rostyle wheels
· Inner and outer sills and floor edge pieces
· Unleaded cylinder head
· Rebuilt carburettors
· New front discs, calipers, all brake lines, rear cylinders and adjusters
· New fuel tank, pipes and sender
· All suspension bushes renewed
· King pins reconditioned
· New silencer
· New windscreen
· New batteries
· Rebuilt heater
· Hazard lights fitted
· New clutch master and slave
· Battery cut-out fitted
As you can see, the restoration was fairly comprehensive! The car presents very well: the paintwork has a good shine, with no rust issues. The door and wing bottoms are all very solid and the shut lines are great. Wing-top seams are good, and as you can see, the car is structurally sound, and isn’t coated in thick underseal to hide horrors.
The car had a major restoration during the mid 1980s – and has been very well cared for since then. I have documenting evidence from this point up until now, and, as you can see in the pictures, there is a huge amount of paperwork! The car had a ground-up rebuild which included a Gold-Seal engine and reconditioned gearbox, and a great deal of structural work. It got through the last MOT without issue, and I’m sure it will do for many years to come!
The interior is very clean and tidy. The seats are in good order, and new carpets have been fitted, along with refurbished dashboard. All in all, it looks fantastic! Headlining is very clean, as are the doorcards. The Britax sunroof is in fantastic order and works well.
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 clean and tidy (and, body colour), and could be tidied up 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 that have been finished to this standard. I travel all over the country to view these cars and you won’t find a better one for the money!