1974 MGB GT - Aconite Purple
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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 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.
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.
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 paint finish is very deep and has a fantastic shine – there are a few chips here and there but nothing to worry about at all. As you can see in the pictures – it looks great!
The car appears to be completely solid throughout. Sills, castle sections, floorpans, chassis legs and spring hangers are all in good order, although they do have some surface rust. I decided against painting or undersealing the underside, so the buyer can see that I haven’t tried to hide any areas of rot etc. It got through the last MOT without any issue whatsoever, and I’m sure it will do for many years to come!
A lovely place to be. The seats have been recovered, with new cushions. New carpets have been fitted, along with refurbished dashboard. All in all, it looks fantastic! Headlining is very clean, as are the doorcards.
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 this one is particularly good.