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Roadster Convertible ~9,000 miles on Rebuilt Motor & Weber Carb Kit

Sale price: $1,258.09 make an offer
Last update: 08.01.2014

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: MG
Model: MGB
Year: 1975
Type: Convertible
Color: white with black convertible top
Mileage: 124,203
Engine: base
Transmission: manual 4-speed
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: "B"
Interior Color: black with tan (saddle)
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Roadster Convertible ~9,000 miles on Rebuilt Motor & Weber Carb Kit for sale

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  • Roadster Convertible ~9,000 miles on Rebuilt Motor & Weber Carb Kit
  • Roadster Convertible ~9,000 miles on Rebuilt Motor & Weber Carb Kit
  • Roadster Convertible ~9,000 miles on Rebuilt Motor & Weber Carb Kit
  • Roadster Convertible ~9,000 miles on Rebuilt Motor & Weber Carb Kit

 Some of you might remember this listing from November 2013. The high bidder did not pay.

Vehicle was put in storage since November 2007 when I changed out the oil and anti-freeze. drove it to the indoor storage location. put a cover over it. and left the country for almost 5 years.

On November 30 2013 I uncovered it. aired the tires. rolled it out. hosed off a lot of the dust that had settled. attempted to jump start. and photographed 40 or so shots.

There is some reasonable chance you could install a battery. add some fresh fuel. get it started. and drive it away. More reasonably. a trailer. dolly. or tow-bar for haul-away is suggested.

I'd like to see it purchased. maintained. and possibly restored by someone with the same appreciation for these classic cars that I have had. I just don't have room for it in my life any longer.
I'll be sad to see it go but happy for its new better life ahead.

I have most receipts for the parts listed below. The motor rebuild receipt is posted here.

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Auction Absolute!. No Reserve. $250 Starting Price. May The Best Bid Win!

Offered for sale "as is and where is". with no warranty nor delivery. Buyer is fully responsible to make payment in full. pick it up. and take it away within 7 days of auction close. Vehicle location approximately a 60-90 minute drive from St. Louis. MO. interstate 44. interstate 55. interstate 64. interstate 70. interstate 57. or the north(west) end of interstate 24.

Clean and clear Illinois title in-hand and ready for transfer. Will have to be sold with mileage indicated as "in excess of the odometer mechanical limits".

$250 to be paid by PayPal within 24 hours of auction close. If not. vehicle may be offered and sold to next highest bidder or any other party. Balance to be paid by cash in person within 7 days of auction close. By bidding. buyer acknowledges understanding and agrees to these terms. Further. that in the event buyer fails to consummate sale within the stated time frame. seller's commitment to sell shall become void and deposit shall be forfeited to seller.

Photo Gallery (80+ photos): http://manageablesites. com/miscellaneous/1975-mgb-photo-gallery/

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Below this line is the description I wrote in June 2007. A few months before I put it in storage. I was considering to list it for sale.

For Sale
1975 MGB roadster convertible
"rubber bumper"
x23. xx miles (23. 70 indicated)
white exterior
tan (saddle) / black interior
black top

I have owned this vehicle since March 2000 (~03. 00 miles indicated). It has been a second or third car for me and a labor of love to keep it alive. I'm going to work at sea and won't need any cars. nor have any place to keep them.

Overall I describe this vehicle as average condition for its age with plenty of normal wear and tear.

The drive train is above average good condition with many components replaced or rebuilt. Motor runs strong. transmission shifts smoothly.

driveline. steering. suspension. and brakes are fully functional;

Exterior is average fair condition with a few minor dents and dings. paint chips with rust. cracked mirror glass. door hinges sag just a bit and still close OK. considerable floor pan rust as is typical for this vehicle model and with some fiberglass floor pan restoration in place.

convertible top. headlamps. tail lamps. brake lamps are fully functional;

Interior is below average fair to poor condition. cracked dashboard. torn seat cover. mis-matched some missing carpet. some disassembly.

manual windows. door latches. heater. defroster and fan. mission-critical switches and gauges are fully functional.

Vehicle has not been registered for the last 2. 5 years. I have warmed it up and taken it around the neighborhood at least every couple of months or so. and last week to shoot the photo indicating 50 mph and 50 psi oil.

Follows is a list of maintenance. repairs. and upgrades done over the last seven years:

2000-2001
new soft top canvas
new alternator
new starter
new gas tank
4 custom painted. A1 balanced rostyle wheels
2 new tires
new complete exhaust system
rebuilt radiator and new hoses
rebuilt distributor. new plugs and wires
rebuilt driver seat: new webbing underneath support straps

Jan 2002 (14. 00 miles indicated)
complete professional motor rebuild  
new cam. lifters. oil pump. seals
valve job upgraded for unleaded fuel (new valves and seats)
new clutch disc. pressure plate. bearing
rebuilt clutch hydraulics: master and slave
new weber carb kit / manual choke / intake manifold
new exhaust header
new heater water valve
new thermostat
new water pump
changed out the manual transmission oil

2005
new electric fuel pump

2006
1 new tire

2007
new 12 volt battery
new light switches (custom. not stock replacement) 1 each separate for headlamps and running lamps

additionally included:
black "rear deck boot cover". has a few tears
rear deck luggage rack installed
center console/armrest (not installed)
am/fm radio cassette installed. one speaker missing. wiring is present
2 extra rostyle wheels
1 decent spare tire. mounted

non-functional at this time:
turn signals / low beams dimmer (switch is broken) lights are ok
windshield sprayer
horn (has worked in the past)
dome(dash) lamp

Photo Gallery (80+ photos): http://manageablesites. com/miscellaneous/1975-mgb-photo-gallery/

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