1975 MGB GT V8 - Original Factory Car - Good history. Engine rebuilt
Sale price: £3,750.00 make an offer
Last update: 20.11.2013
Car location: Bridgnorth, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Reg no: KFB 194PChassis no: GD2D1 – 2314GEngine no: 4860-1915Reg date: 10/10/7512 months mot. No tax. currently SORN.
Video of the car running: http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=mJkvhPD8Nxw
The car comes with lots of history. including the original British Leyland Passport to Service. The car was first registered to a school teacher in Bristol. There is some hand written info about the cars early history and plenty of garage invoices through the end of the 90's. Quite rare to find a car with original paperwork! The previous owner purchased the car in 2004 and serviced / maintained it himself.
The engine was rebuilt by the previous owner. and has quite a bit more power than standard. The original engine block with the correct number is still fitted. but has been rebuilt. and in addition has a Real Steel high volume oil pump kit. EFi cylinder heads – larger valves & raised compression ratio. The original SU carburettors have been replaced with an Edelbrock manifold and matching Weber 4 barrel carburettor. The ignition system has been upgraded to a Lumenition unit. It also has stainless steel tubular manifolds and a single box exhaust system. As you can see. this engine has had quite a bit of money spent on it! I would estimate approx £2. 5k. It runs very smoothly with no knocks or rattles - please watch the you tube video of the engine running at the top of this advert. I do have the original MG emblem rocker covers. as well as the inlet manifold and SU carbs. These are available separately if required - you really wouldn't want to remove the Edelbrock setup though!!
Gearbox works well with no noises. overdrive all ok. No noises from the axle. Brakes work as they should.
The only other modifications the car has is a set of 14in KN Minilite wheels and a nice leather rimmed Motalita steering wheel. (I don't have the originals).
Mechanically the car is in good order with recent new rear springs. shackles. u-bolts etc. The steering rack looks to be fairly recent.
The interior of the car is very original. All the correct V8 gauges are present and working. The original seats are still in place. The covers are pretty good for their age. driver's could do with new foams though. Original carpets are still fitted. and rubber sill covers. The headlining is in excellent condition. with no rips or sagging.
The body is where the car needs the attention. It has never been restored. apart from a respray in the mid 80's looking through the history. and still has the original floors. step sills. and I assume the outer sills as well. I think the front wings have been replaced at some point as these are in good order with no major rust. The rear seams are near spotless.
Now I'll try and list the ugly bits! I've added a lot of photo's as well. The car has just passed it's mot. so it can be used as it is. but ideally needs restoring to it's former glory - I wish I was able to do this!!
Starting at the front. The inner wings look very solid. but the flitch panels at the top of the wings have gone crusty on the tops. as per usual for an MGB - advisory on mot. The bonnet has gone on the underside front lip. The scuttle panel would need repairing / replacing at it has a lot of bubbles and looks like some filler in places. The doors are not pretty. would need new skins or complete replacement. The rear wings have rust along the chrome trim in places. but they don't look too bad. The arch lips are still in tact with no filler or over panels. and the top rear seams are very good. The roof is good. but does have an aerial fitted at the front - not rusty around the mounting. Thankfully no sunroof! The boot just has some small surface rust spots. The boot floor is solid. but has some drilled holes on one side from a Frontline panhard rod (not included) - The car previously had a Frontline 5 link rear suspension kit fitted. The boot corner panels are ok.
Underneath it has been heavily undersealed and waxoiled over the years. It passed the mot. but it needs sills and castle sections in the long term. The floors look to be pretty solid from what I can see. but they are the originals with the sound proofing pads. Chassis rails and spring hangers look solid - I asked the mot tester if I could have a quick look underneath it to try and give a decent description.
I have tried to be as honest as I can with the description. It's not had badly fitted sills / floors. plates all over the place etc from previous 'restorations'. so it's a straight car with no signs of any previous accident damage at all. I've probably made it sound awful now. but for an unrestored car it's not too bad.
Current MOT expires 12/11/14. Advisories: N/S/F & N/S/R wheel bearings slightly noisey. O/S inner arch flitch panel corroded. It passed the emissions test with no problems.
With tax and insurance the car could be driven home. However. I am able to deliver the car for the new owner if they prefer - depending on distance.
The car is stored at my home in a well lit garage. viewings welcome any time.
I had intended to restore this car. but sadly I don't have the time.
The car is in Neenton. near Bridgnorth. Shropshire.
Sensibly priced as a rare original factory car with mot. good history. and a rebuilt & upgraded engine.
Open to sensible offers.
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