1973 MGB GT - Purple
Priced at £5150. Please click here to see many more images of the car:
Sorry for the bad photos – I will upload better ones when the sun comes out!
MOT until 23rd June 2016.
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 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.
I bought the car from a chap who had planned to start a Classic Car Hire business. The car has clearly had a ground-up restoration in the fairly recent past – I’d say at some point in the last 10 years or so.
The car fires up beautifully and I can honestly say I’ve never heard a B-Series engine that ticks over as smoothly as this one does, at just over 500rpm! It pulls healthily and sounds great. The car also rides particularly well and the brakes are also very good! Oil pressure is spot-on, and the car does not overheat. Overdrive is fitted, and functions fine. An oil cooler is fitted, along with a spin-on oil filter conversion. The carburettors appear to be ‘new’ – ie, they were brand new units fitted at the time of restoration.
Bodily, the car is very nice. Door and wing bottoms are all nice and solid, as are the wing-top seams, and scuttle panel. The car has been repainted professionally in a metallic equivalent to Aconite – it’s has a very deep finish and a fantastic shine. Because it’s a few years since it’s been painted, there are a few chips here and some VERY minor bubbling here and there, but nothing to worry about at all. As you can see in the pictures – it looks great! I’m pretty certain that the car has always been purple since new.
The car appears to be completely solid throughout. Sills, castle sections, floorpans, chassis legs and spring hangers are all in good order. The car hasn’t had underseal slapped everywhere to hide horrors, which is nice to see. It got through the last MOT without any advisories whatsoever, and I’m sure it will do for many years to come!
The interior is good, too. The original door cards are present, new carpets have been fitted, along with refurbished dashboard. All in all, it looks great but don’t expect to see a brand new interior. The engine bay is clean and tidy (and, body colour), and could be tidied up easily to look very nice indeed.
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 this one is particularly good. Sadly there isn’t really much paperwork to show the rebuild costs etc as the previous owner helpfully managed to mislay it!