1974 MG B - Immaculate Convertible! Great Maintenance
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Last update: 11.03.2014
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1974 MG B - Immaculate Convertible! Great Maintenance for sale
95. 00 Miles / VIN: GHNSUD301762G Contact Mark Counts at Bavarian Motors
Spring. TX 77388
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The MG B was originally designed in the early 1960's as a replacement to the venerable MG A. Appearing in 1962. the major advantage the B had/has over the A is in its unibody construction. That is. the MG B was not burdened by the traditional steel ladder frame and was "lighter and tighter" than the A (and the B's British contemporary - the Triumph TR6). Thus. the B weighed less. had better steering and was a more comfortable car to ride in. In most other regards. the car remained an MG A.
The engine placed in the B traced its roots to the the 1947 BMC B series engine. The engine. as originally designed. had a 1. 6 litre displacement which. over time. grew to 1. 8 litres. Fuel was fed to the engine through two 38 mm Stromberg carburators which were powered by a SU electronic fuel pump. In 1973. the B's engine was capable of producing 95 hp. This gave the car a 0 to 60 speed of roughly 11 seconds. While this is not considered fast by today's standards. in 1973. this was considered to be a "brisk pace. "
The MG B's standard transmission was a four speed manual with optional overdrive. The car being sold here does NOT have overdrive but can still be driven at freeway speeds (80+ mph). The transmissions of MG's are known for their dependability and can handle far more power than is supplied by the B series engine. This generally means they are very long lived.
All MG B's came standard with front disc. rear drum brakes. The front calipers were supplied by Girling and used 2 pistons per caliper. Starting in 1968. MG equipped the B with a dual chamber master cylinder thereby supplying two braking curcuits.
To American eyes. the batteries of the MG B were oddly placed. The MG B was originally equipped with TWO 6 volt batteries which were wired in series to produce a 12 volt negative earth configuration. Later on. the 6 volt batteries were replaced with a single 12 volt battery but the location remained the same - under a panel behind the passenger seat. The car presented here maintains this placement as it helps center the car's weight distribution (but it makes a "jump" impractical with the top up).
The MG B is typically divided into three eras: Mark I (1962-1966); Mark II (1967-1972) and Mark III (1973 - 1980). In reality. the changes are relatively imperceptable with the exception of the 1974. 5 and forward cars which were given the "Damn! That is an ugly rubber nose!" treatment.
The car presented here is in excellent shape. It has been repainted once in its original color. The paint still presents well and the car nicely upholds the look and color of the traditional British roadster. The car has no signs of rust infiltration in any area (I repeat. the car has NO RUST!).
According to the maintenance records we have. the car was owned for a period of roughly 15 years by "Judge P" who lived in and around Winter Park. Florida (Judge being a title not a name). These maintenance records show his impeccable upkeep of the car from the late 1980's until 1999. Based on the records we have. it appears that the car was placed into long term storage in the early 2000's where it remained until it was purchased in 2010 by a "Mr. C. " of Fort Lauderdale. Florida.
After I obtained the car. I replaced the alternator and put in a new battery. I also installed a new AM/FM/MP3/iPod stereo and new door speakers. The car's top is completely servicable and the car comes with a full cockpit tonneau cover and a half cover both of which are also servicable. Finally. I performed an oil change and replaced the oil filter. Based on my inspection of the car. I see no signs of an active oil leak from the rear main seal. the valve covers. the transmission or the differential. Thus. to my eyes. the car is not leaking oil.
This car is presently in "buy it. drive it. enjoy it" condition and. in my further opinion. represents an exceptional value for the astute collector. The true joy of the car is in its precise steering and impecable weight distribution. While not the fastest car. it is a well balanced. adequately powered auto and is a pleasure to cruise around in on a sunny day. If you are interested in seeing the car being driven then please see my YouTube channel - TheBavarianMotors - for a short video of the car.
If you are looking for a very nice example of the last of the true British Roadsters then please call Mark Counts at 713-320-3059.
Equipment & Features
Features Sound System MP3 Player Premium Sound AM/FM Stereo CD Player
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Unless expressly stated otherwise. our cars are sold "As Is" and without warranty.
However. some of our cars come with the full manufacturers warranty and some are eligible for extended warranties.
Please discuss the potential purchase of an extended warranty with your sales representative.Shipping
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Terms and Conditions
All vehicles we sell have clean and clear titles.
We do NOT sell salvage vehicles or vehicles with reconditioned titles.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and there are no representations or warranties except those contained in the written sales contract or bill of sale.
The winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours by phone to start the transaction.
The winning bidder must respond within 2 days after the auction with a $500 deposit required via wire transfer. Visa/MC. or certified funds(cashier's check) to start the transaction.
It is understood that the vehicle is sold on an "As Is" basis.
Buyer are free to purchase with or without an inspection.
We strongly encourage pre-purchase inspections. These inspections are relatively cheap and help ensure that the Buyer is completely satisfied with their purchase.
All sales are subject to a state inspection fee of $40. 75 and a Vehicle Inventory Tax based at . 2271% of the purchase price. Ex. $10. 00. 00 X . 2271% = 22. 71.
Texas residents must pay applicable sales tax and a registration fee.
Out-of-state customers may pay tax and register the vehicle in their own applicable state. Upon request. we may be able to complete the buyer's home state registration.
The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs. We will arrange for shipping. if requested. Also. transportation to and from the airport and our location is buyer's responsibility.
We make every attempt to deliver our vehicles to our clients with two keys. key fobs. manuals. booklets. NAV CDs. wheel locks. tool kits. etc. . however. from time-to-time. a vehicle may be missing one or more of these items and we cannot guarantee that they will be included in the vehicle at the time of sale. Please call for the exact accessories included for the vehicle.
Our vehicles are pre-owned vehicles and they are sold in "As Is" condition. At time. some of our vehicles may still be in factory warranty or an extended warranty may be purchased. Ask for details.
For Canadian car buyers: If the title is to be released at the time of delivery (which is much mandatory to move the vehicle through customs). a wire transfer is the fastest way to complete the sale. If the payment is not by bank wire transfer. i. e. . certified bank check or approved loan check. the title will only be released when all funds have cleared. Please keep in mind that the funds verification process can take up to 15 days. We will assist you with the documentation needed to clear Canadian customs. but knowing exactly which documents are required by your home province are the buyers responsibility. Requirements for Canada can be found at www. riv. ca under "Registration of import vehicles. Canada".
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We appreciate your interest in this auction and look forward to seeing your bid. Good Luck and Happy Bidding!
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