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Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper

Sale price: $19,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 05.06.2014

Seller's notes: "The paintwork on the car is from 1998 and overall is in good condition. Minor chips to the paint exist on many of the surfaces where chips commonly occur (door edges, front of car, trunk edges). All of these have been carefully touched up with professionally matched paint. Two minor dents are visible on the car: One along the leading edge of the hood which is dime-sized and another which is above the rear passenger wheel well and is quarter-sized. Minor scratches and other paint imperfections can be found on the car, but they are very small and require serious effort to identify. Lastly, the top edge of the aluminum windscreen frame has a few areas where minor abrasions have occurred in the distant past. These have been sanded and polished to a reasonable standard but are clearly visible upon close inspection."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: MGB
Year: 1974
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 43,300
Engine: 4 cylinder/1798cc/78.5hp
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Roadster
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Rec
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Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper for sale

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  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper
  • Professionally Restored 1974 MG MGB Mark III - Chrome Bumper

1974 MGB Roadster - Rosie
I purchased this wonderful car from an Oregon farmer in early 2014 as a capstone to a writing project I've been working on since 2012. The farmer's reason for selling was simply because he rarely drove it (over the span of fifteen years) and he wanted more space in his barn! Now that my project has drawn to a close. it's time for Rosie to have a new owner.
Every point of restoration and enhancement that I made on this vehicle was done in order to meet the vision I had of a classic British convertible sports car that would perform (in every sense) as well or better than it did the day it rolled off the factory assembly line in Abingdon. England back in July of 1974. Photographs can tell most of the story but only a test drive reveals the full monty of Rosie. Everything works on this car and I mean everything. I have the Oregon title in hand and it specifies prior damage when it was titled in California (prior to 1998) when it was involved in a minor fender bender. The only evidence of this is a non-descript 3/8" long seam in the body work just above the front driver's side wheel but below the new chrome body trim.  
In the past two months. I have taken this car out on day-long road trips where I drove at (60-70 mph) for 100-200 miles without any issues. When cruising at these speeds. on a straight road. if you let go of the steering wheel. the car will run arrow-straight (with AC/DC. Led Zeppelin or any music. for that matter. filling your ears with crystal-like clarity). Most of the mechanical work that the car has undergone during my ownership was performed by the crew at Harold's Auto Service here in Portland. Oregon who can vouch for the condition of the car.
The Basics:
-Four speed manual transmission (non-overdrive)
-Odometer reading: 43. 00 miles
-Black soft top and white hard top
-VIN: GHN5UE355749 (manufactured in July 1974)
-Oregon branded title in hand (minor California fender-bender on driver's side. professionally repaired prior to 1998)
Recent Services Performed:
-Coolant flush
-Brake fluid flush
-Oil change
-Transmission fluid change
-Rear differential oil change
-Front-end alignment 

Recently-Installed Parts:
-Leather steering wheel with brass MG emblem
-Windshield and rear-view mirror
-Body seals. hood (bonnet) seals. trunk (boot) seals
-Chrome fresh air intake and side body trim
-2" stainless steel exhaust
-Lockset for doors and trunk
-Carpeting throughout and interior panels (including under dash)
-Dual gas support struts - Hood and trunk
-Rubber floor mats and door sills
-Door pulls. side mirrors and window winders-ABS console cupholder
-Seat belts. shoulder retention clips and seat head cushions
-Rollbar (sandblasted and power-coated)
-Aluminum engine valve cover
-Water pump and drive belt
-Lucas sports ignition coil with new spark plugs and cables
-Choke cable. throttle cable. hood release cable. speedometer cable-Front wheel bearings and seals-Rear driveshaft U-joint
-5 Rostyle black powder-coated rims (with new Toyo Eclipse P185/70R14 tires)-Coil-over front end suspension kit (dramatically improves handling)
-Steering rack. boots and tie rods
-Rear tube shocks. axle straps and leaf springs
-SuperPro Australian polyuretane bushings throughout

Special Features:
-Dynamat sound deadening material (floor. firewall. trunk. doors and side panels)-Dynapad sound insulating material (floor. firewall and trunk)-Heated seats (high-low settings)-Weber carburetor-12V battery in trunk-Special tuning front end air dam
Sound System (Professionally installed by Mobile West Audio):
-Retrosound Model 2 head unit  -Hands-free microphone. bluetooth. USB and hidden antenna
-Audison SR-series four-channel amplifier (in trunk)
-Morel Primo 10" subwoofer (in trunk)
-Morel Tempo 6. 5" component audio separates installed in kick panels

Bonus Items:
-Super-clean white fiberglass hardtop with glass rear window (Body and windshield seals in excellent condition)-Black vinyl tonneau cover (Requires modification to fit around rollbar)-4 extra Rostyle black and silver rims in fair condition
-2-ton bottle jack. lug nut wrench and jumper cables
-Wicker picnic basket and two bottles of 2012 Oregon wine (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
Seller's Notice:
-This car is for sale locally in Portland. Oregon and if a buyer is found through other advertising channels. I reserve the right to end this auction early

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