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WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE

Sale price: £4,700.00 make an offer
Last update: 31.08.2013

Car location: Hereford, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: See description
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: MGB
Year: 1971
Type: sports/convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Mileage: 69,504
Seats: 2
Engine: 3,528
Transmission: manual
Fuel: Petrol
Power: 160
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Exterior: Tuning
Interior/Comfort Options: Leather Seats
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player
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WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE for sale

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  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
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  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE
  •  WONDERFUL MGB V8 ROADSTER 1971 TAX EXEMPT NO RESERVE

 

Opportunity to acquire at No” Reserve this Lovely  MGB Roadster V8  with a comprehensive history file including photographic history of the conversion . ot's dating back some 23 years  and the added bonus of being  tax exempt!

Just over 4000 Miles is 22 years !

The vehicle was first  registered: 14-01-1971

Registration Number :VXG 841J

V. I. N. GHN5227599

Also Registered with the V8 Register ( Car Number 4170)

Tax exempt disc  July 2014

MOT: August 2014 ( no advisories )

With Just 2 keepers in the 20 years!

 

Background to the car:

The Vehicle was converted by MG Specialists . ondon Road Garage . troud.

The conversion took place in December 1990.

It was purchased as a rolling shell and completely restored on this platform and the following carried out:

Bulk Head modified. ngine mount relocated. adiator moved forward to accommodate the new unit .

The tunnel was modified to allow the fitment of the five speed gearbox . xle uprated to 3. 9 ratio.

The engine used is an ex Rover SD1 V8 . WITH Electronic ignition twin 1. 75 “ SU Carburettors with swan neck inlet manifold as the factory car to keep original bonnet height. tubular headers . powder coated rocker covers and short stack ram pipes

Kenlowe fan

Remote oil filter

Uprated tachometer

V8 springs fitted al-round .

Knock on Wire wheels

Brakes uprated using V8 discs with twin pot calipers.

Copper with with areoquip  briaded hoses

Lightweight bonnet with hydraulic strut lifts

Stainless steel over sills

Air Horns

Hi Back rally seats

Roll bar with full harness seat belts on both front seats . ull and have tonneau  covers. removable hood frame  double duck hood. custom made carpeting. replacement  door cards and interior panels.

So that was then” how is the car now !

So condition of the car  I will be as critical as I can.

Very Good !

This is no doubt to the very little mileage covered in the last 22 years

 

The car has acquired more comfortable Half Leather  Sports seats. walnut  dashboard and additional auxiliary gauges .

Outer paneling:

In very good condition with no rust issues that deserve mentioning (wing seams good . ikewise “A” Pillars . ” slam panels . nner wing splash guards. Inner  wings. boot floor.

All in excellent condition .

Floor pan /suspension pick up . pring hangars and jacking  points . xcellent.

Paintwork :

The car has in my opinion seen some paintwork in the 22 years since its conversion . ut highly presentable she  is carrying an excellent depth of shine . here are couple of small bubbles . ut really nothing that deserves mentioning .

Interior: in excellent condition . he seats  in lovely condition likewise carpets . oor cards. ashboard and rollbar

Drive Train :

Engine

In excellent condition . no overheating problems and does not burn oil.

Gearbox:

One of the best 5 speed LT77 units I have driven!

Axle:

Quiet in operation with no slack or wind up”

Brakes:

Stop the car true and straight with just the right amount of bite!

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The hood it's self is I would say is older than the conversion  in 1990 and not in it's first flush of youth. he last two keepers did not use it as tended to use the car in dry condition  and just carried the tonneau if caught out . have erected it and fitted to the car . as with lack of use they tend to need stretching  again over the frame .

Brightwork:

In very good condition carrying just the right amount of patina .

Wire wheels :

In excellent condition also the splines and spinners.

Tyres :

Matched Firestone F560 165X14 AL-Round in excellent condition

Exhaust:

Excellent.

Electrical.

At the time of writing all major electrical components are working as per specification

Bar for the additional volt gauge which has not been wired in.

On the road:

Well legendary  American Indy Car Racer. A. J. Foytt  said there was no substitute for  “cc” and it could not be more true in the MG'S transformation with the fitment of the V8! Weighing slightly less than  the original 1800cc “B” unit it gives the car the sort of performance the “B” deserves along with the extra cc and 8 cylinders is the boost in bhp and torque . iving the car excellent turn of speed and acceleration . he torque giving you the ideal package for relaxed touring. he brakes are excellent along with the suspension giving the car good control through the twisty bits “

And finally the one thing that sums up this conversion ‘the sound !the legendary V8 rumble and almost addiction to open the throttle to hear the growl as the big V8 extends it lungs . onderful!

Overall Conclusion :

Avery attractive and highly presentable car

It may have been converted over 22 years ago but it still feels fresh. an excellent conversion with plenty of provenance . solid structure. ax exempt  and in red with wires. it  looks great!

If you are looking for something to blow the cobwebs out of your hair then look no further. t does exactly what it says on the tin V8 !!

 Many Thanks for looking and all the very best of luck with your bid!

Regards

Dave  

 

Please note: the cars I sell are “classic” cars and by nature and age are not of the reliability that is afforded to a modern car (apologies to the classic car enthusiasts for stating the obvious) but with all the best will in the world  whilst I would love then to stay totally reliable. but being old (like myself! )They can breakdown and you should be aware of this. if you have any doubt about classic car ownership or any of these facts kindly refrain from placing a bid on the car.  

 The car is as usual being sold with “No” Reserve !

Please Remember You Bid to Buy Not to Haggle.  

Please note. The description of the vehicle is from my eyes and my opinion. am only human ( I think” ) and could miss something that you might pick up so  you are warmly encouraged to view and inspect the car prior to bidding yourself . I will do my utmost to accommodate you. But once the auction has finished and if you are the winning bidder. you will be expected to conclude the transaction after being given this opportunity to inspect before the auction concludes. Please do not hesitate to call on : 07970383375 to arrange a viewing.  

If the winning bidder is not UK Mainland based. it would be possible to deliver the car to a embarkation destination of their choice. once payment is received and the appropriate delivery tariffs have been met. it would be up to the winning bidder to organise the necessary on-going transportation and paperwork.  

Please note! With two previous bidders who have had successful bids on other classics I have sold and have been European mainland based. they did not complete the sale quoting. they did not realise the logistics for transportation to the European mainland

 

Please. Please. Please! 

If you are based on the European Mainland and you are going to bid on the car. please make sure you have the means to transport to the European mainland. also please make sure before you bid. that if you intend to road use the vehicle it can be registered in your country.  

Seller's payment instructions 

On successful bid. the winning bidder will contact the vendor by phone on 07970383375 or email within 24 hours of auction end. a deposit of £500 will be required within 72 hours of the auction.  

Payment and collection within seven days (unless by prior arrangement ) 

 The payment will be either Sterling. Bank transfer (CHAPS) Cheque.  

 If paying by cheque the car will not be released until clearance of the cheque. all payments in sterling.  

Delivery is available throughout the UK and to ports of embarkation only. his is via Wye Bridge Motors of Hereford they are experts in Classic Car Transportation and have a “bed off” transporter especially designed to take the lowest classic.  

If you require a quote for terms and tariffs to your destination please do not hesitate to email or call me :07970383375 

If you require additional pictures. please do not hesitate to email.  

Now for the boring bits. I only sell good quality classic cars and describe the cars as accurately as I can and sell with honesty and integrity (please read my feedback) I have had on now 15! Occasions (two in the last three listings! ) individuals being the successful bidders on cars and not fulfilling the auction terms (no contact after placing the winning bid ) so wasting my time and stopping a genuine person getting the car. nbsp;

 I am also sad to say had an individual who decided after winning the car thinking he could try and force me to sell the car for less intimating placing negative feedback! 

 I would be grateful if you could call Me on: 07970383375 or email before you bid to confirm your intentions are bona fide .  

Many thanks for your understanding.  

Dave.  

Jazz Blog;

On my quest to find classics I always dream of finding something special hiding away in a barn or garage . his is rare to come across these days as the undiscovered come more discovered ! Anyway. had a call of a friend of mine who is an avid collector of vintage tractors . e visited a house in deepest Wales to checkout a tractor . low and behold lurking in the corner of the garage on axle stands was a 67 series one 4. 2 Jaguar E type Coupe! Carmen Red . ed leather. hrome wires . ne phone call to me “ enough said ! fired up the Audi and shot off straight to view suffice to say it will be arriving shortly in Herefordshire!

Up and coming listings:

Porsche 911 3. 2 Carrera Targa 1985 

Modified S1 Jaguar 4. 2 E Type Coupe

Future  listing:

1971 Superb  lightweight. hill climb modified   TVR 2500 VIXEN . ripple  Webers. uprated brakes . ightweight body etc watch this space!

 

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