1968 MG MGB
Sale price: $10,250.00 make an offer
Technical specifications, photos and description:
RELISTED WITH Shortened 3 day auction with buy it now price added. Relisted due to problems with a sale with a local buyer falling through on arrangement despite paying deposit.
I also realized that the flickr link was only showing 25 photos with none of the rebuild showing up either. As several people asked for these I have attached a new link and re-uploaded some of the rebuild photos. The buyer will receive a thumb drive with hundreds of photos on it. Here is a new link that shows some of the the photos.
click link below
Please contact me with any questions.
The story. The time has come for me to sell this beautiful car sooner than I had planned. I am currently finishing up medical school here in Boston and earlier this month I found out the good news/bad news situation that my fiance was accepted to a dual degree masters program. She was not planning on attending school until I graduated. but alas. she threw in an application and will now be starting her program this January. This means we are going to be giving up her steady full time income and she will be joining me in the world of student loans a little sooner than we had planned. Unfortunately. a 1968 MGB GT (no matter how great condition) is one of life's pleasures that the old lady brought up as an "expendable item". Thus I am putting this car up for sale.
If you are looking for an MGB GT that is ready to take you anywhere you want to go. including a cross country journey then you have found the right car. This spring the car had around 500 miles on the rebuilt engine. I drove it from Oregon to Maine staying on secondary roads nearly the whole time and passing through incredible scenery. The car drove strong the entire trip and continues to ride smooth to this day. While in school I take the care out a couple times a week for pleasure rides. The engine has about 4. 00 miles on it since the rebuild.
The previous owner completely refurbished this car with an incredible amount of detail and pride. This car is rust free and as solid as an MGB can be. The vehicle was stripped down completely repainted. rewired. and rebuilt.
This car does not leak oil and is as solid as can be. Since owning the car I have changed the oil and oil filter at the 3. 00 mile mark (I am also changing the oil this week in preparation for the new owner). replaced that pesky side cover gasket MGBs are famous for leaking (It does NOT leak). installed the rear hatch chrome trim. installed upgraded scrubblade windshield wipers (original wipers included with sale). and replaced the clutch master cylinder.
The only current problem with this car is the speedometer/odometer has been working intermittently. It usually starts out working fine then fails. I have spoken about this with the MG Guru John Twist (of University Motors) who I met when I passed by his shop in Grand Rapids. MI during my trip this summer. He says this is a common problem due to the multiple bends in the non-overdrive speedo cable. The fix is to install an overdrive style speedo cable which has no bends in it. This was going to be a winter garage project for me when I had a little break from school.
Other than that this car is ready to go. I HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTATION FROM THE REBUILD AND MANY MANY PHOTOS and that will be given to the buyer. Please contact me with any questions you may have.
LOTS OF PICTURES HERE.
Here is the written description from the man who rebuilt the car.
ENGINE- Completely rebuilt using a later 18V block bored . 030" over stock. Crankshaft is a later MGB forged steel crankshaft and is the strongest one built for these engines. This engine has been balanced for smoothness and longevity. The compression ratio is approximately 9:1 and runs fantastic on 92 octane pump gas. Camshaft is a mild street performance kit from British Parts Northwest and idles great. The engine oil system has 75 psi at idle with a later factory style "spin-on" oil filter set up for easy maintenance. The compression is even and right at 170 psi in all cylinders. Cylinder head is fresh with new guides and seats suitable for unleaded fuel. I've kept the original early HS4 S. U. carburetor set up as it is simple and works great. I've added a pair of K&N high flow air filters that have a clean look and are more compact than the factory set up. I'm running an early Lucas 25D distributor as it has the best timing advance and curve for these cars. It is currently running a points style ignition. which works great. but I have an electronic set up also that is not installed at this time.
DRIVE TRAIN- This car drives wonderfully for its age. The transmission is perfect and shifts flawlessly. It has the robust and desired "four synchro" transmission with fresh seals and a new clutch. This car does not have overdrive. All universal joints are new. The rear axle has been gone through and given fresh bearings. thrust washers and seals. All brakes are recently renewed as well as the hydraulics. All wheel bearings are freshly packed and properly adjusted. This car sports factory original painted spoke wheels that are in good balance and the car tracks straight and true.
INTERIOR- I can only describe this interior as "Cozy". it is refined and wraps around you and feels comforting. I have had roadsters. and they are fun for a while. but they are for people who can tolerate being cold and wet or blistered and sun beaten. I have completely removed the factory interior and installed Dynamat insulated sound deadener on the floors to reduce noise and heat transfer to the interior. I installed new carpet and fabricated custom door panels that are finished in high quality black vinyl. The headliner is custom in white vinyl with new foam padding. The dashboard was recovered with brand new reproduction vinyl and foam from Moss Motors. All gauges function as they should. Seats are factory MGB seat frames with new foam and custom upholstery. They are very comfortable and supportive for road trips. I have added brand new vintage style racing seat belts that are comfortable and safe. I installed an AM/FM Bluetooth capable stereo with a USB input that will charge you phone as well as link to it. Also. the "Bluetooth" feature will automatically link with your smartphone when you enter the car and play your music. The speakers sound excellent and are tucked tastefully into the rear panels. I have removed the rear seat pad as it really isn't functional. but it is included. The rear view mirror is an early MGA model and looks classier than the stock plastic piece.
ELECTRICAL- All turn signals. headlights. taillights and indicators function as they should. I have installed early vintage Lucas headlights that look neat and add a special touch. All gauges function fine. Battery is new and alternator is in excellent condition. Wipers function and heater blows quiet and warm on request. Sound system is great as described above.
BODY AND PAINT - The body is truly rust free. The only areas that had any rust were the front and rear ends of the rocker panels. Almost all MGB's have rust in these area and quite often it is concealed for a while with body filler and paint. This car was completely opened up and all rust removed and repaired with high quality British Heritage repair panels from Moss Motors. There are no hidden surprises in this car. all repairs were photographed throughout the process. This car is solid. I painted it with a Gunmetal Grey metallic paint which makes this car unique and eye catching. I used a two stage. base coat. clear coat process that is standard for modern cars. The finish is excellent with no defects or blemishes. The entire paint job was color sanded and buffed to a smooth finish that is better than most new vehicles. The paintwork alone would be valued at more than my reserve price. Most all the chrome and trim are original MGB parts and have a great patina that I love. I don't create show cars. but tasteful drivers. All the chrome and trim could be restored at a reasonable cost by the new owner. if desired.
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