☎ Call or text "35465" to 847-915-4151 for more information 1968 MGB California trade in. burgundy w/black 51K original miles. clean! BACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXT
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We've discovered the following for Triumph and MG convertibles is strong. and the British crowd is even larger and just as enthusiastic as the Italian car devotees. Don't worry Italiani's---there's no shortage of love for pasta around here. But vintage British convertibles are certainly an alternative to Italian classics for some buyers. and have a unique appeal all their own. While a bit less sophisticated than their Italian counterparts. this is a plus for customers who choose to do their own repairs. There is clearly a hierarchy in British sports car fandom. with Aston Martin and Jaguar E types currently enjoying their position on the top wrung. Classics like the Austin Healy and Triumph TR6 are not far behind as more affordable options. Classic MG's are quite popular too. Early chrome bumper MGB's have a huge following. Although many of these lovely cars have fallen victim to rust devils. the few solid chassis that remain have become quite valuable. Certain model years like the 68-69 vintage are highly regarded--reflected by NADA prime values approaching $50K! See our other listings on Ebay. Roadster Salon currently has other MGB convertibles in stock ready for immediate delivery or restoration with low miles from 1968-1980. Rare overdrive versions available too! Call us and ask your salesperson for details History and Restoration Strategy This particular example was a trade-in from California that spent some time in the Midwest. Upon arrival at our shop. we replaced the exhaust system. added electronic ignition. new brakes and more. Engine tuned and carbs tweaked. Chassis is clean. Former owner appears to have detailed the undercarriage. Initially. we debated how far to take this particular car. For example. "Avanzato" level Fiat spiders represent our mid-range price approach and start at about $40K plus the cost of the chassis. The "Avanzato" restoration is the least expensive full cosmetic and mechanical rebuild in our program. Our quandry was that many customers will be satisfied with the car as it stands--fitting the very definition of a classic "driver". The problem with the restoration of any vehicle is that the number of man hours and materials needed to do the job properly can easily exceed the value of the car. For example. even at a nominal labor rate of $100 per hour. a shop can easily spend 500-600 man hours restoring a single car. High-end projects can reach double that time. with some companies charging over $150 per hour for their services. Consequently. there is always a question of time versus return that must be considered with every project. Ambitious folks who buy cars in need of restoration with the intent on doing most of the work themselves have become our best customers. It is easy to get overwhelmed by projects where expertise and resources quickly go beyond the most dedicated enthusiasts. The model year. condition and potential of this MGB made a proper restoration easy to consider. Put simply. the better the starting point---the better the outcome. The bones are solid--but in the end our final decision was to leave the car's cosmetics alone and freshen the mechanical condition. This way we could keep the price below $20K and make it accessible to a larger percentage of buyers. Mechanical and Driving Impressions Engine was dry with no leaks. Our service technicians checked compression. rebuilt the carbs and tuned the motor. Fuel delivery and tank were checked and cleaned. Wear components like brakes and suspension members were freshened. Rear end checked for leaks and re-sealed. Cooling system also checked and freshened. Budget was kept in check by limiting time with electrical system. but all gauges work and car starts without complaint or hesitation. Some electrical upgrades are available. but would be at an additional charge. The driving experience was pleasant. The character of a four cylinder British engine is very different from an Italian twin cam. We can appreciate the appeal. A vintage MGB is a fun drive. Very few classic cars can match its relative ease of upkeep. These are simple cars with huge upside if kept in top condition. During our test loop. the car was well behaved. and showed no signs of irritability. Acceleration. braking and handling exceeded our expectations. Solid Car! Cosmetic comments The nice thing about driving a professionally restored classic is not having to worry about the basics. The paint is the car's weakest point. Good from far. but far from good. In other words. presentable but not show quality. The previous respray was not well executed. Could certainly be improved with more extensive wet sanding. but we would recommend starting fresh. Interior looks original. remarkably well preserved--and ready to enjoy. If the car was fully dis-assembled and stripped prior to the re-spray in the original color. we would have at least a $30K car. Market Report The following data was taken from NADA classic car guide. which shows values in the $35-$40K range for a top quality car that is driven and shown. This does not include premium values for 100 point show cars that are transported and not driven on the street. Trends for this model are consistently higher. with 68-69 versions showing particular strength. Our asking price is below the current market for comparable 1968 MGB models Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty:
Bid with confidence this vehicle is being offered with a Limited Warranty. Please contact us via e-mail to obtain specific information about this warranty.
About Roadster Salon:
Roadster Salon Classic Convertible Recreations since 1999
Italian designed automobiles have been described as rolling works of art. Like a conservator who restores a classic painting to its original splendor—our artisans take forgotten. road weary Spiders. and return them to a time when they were loved and enjoyed. Our spiders are hand crafted by a team of certified Ferrari mechanics and Italian car specialist.
Every chassis is thoroughly screened. refurbished and tested---so that new memories can be built confidently with the turn of a key. Roadster Salon recreates memories of our youth. Simpler times of sunny days. wind in our hair. troubles left behind and a curvy road ahead. Roadster Salon Spiders are the evolution of a classic ideal. built to be enjoyed whenever the passion arises. Our intention is to offer turn key solutions that are aligned with a customer's expectations. From mildly restored original cars to heavily modified ground up re-manufactured creations-- no project is too large or small. All Roadster Salon restorations come with our exclusive warranty unless otherwise specified in our advertisment.
We seek to restore beauty. improve reliability. and retain practicality. Roadster Salon Spiders are meant to be driven and enjoyed. not just shipped from show to show. We currently offer four models intended to fit the needs of most customers. Build sheets are created that include all the details and scope of work for a particular project. Pricing is fixed up front. and deposits are taken as the car is assembled with the balance paid on delivery. From the faithful "Originale". the high value "Avanzato" model. to the "Lusso S2"--each package offers superior fit and finish for the dollar. All Roadster Salon Spiders are built to suit the taste. budget and priority of individual clients.
New offerings like the "Spider Corsa" and "Tributo" provide even further inspiration. Custom features. options and color selections are yours to decide. The process is interactive. You dream it. we build it.
While Roadster Salon specializes in the restoration of Italian makes like Fiat. Pininfarina. Alfa Romeo. Lancia. Maserati. Ferrari and DeTomaso---we also have built a solid reputation for restoring other select Europen models like vintage MGB's. Triumph TR series. Mercedes SL and air cooled Porsche 911s. Please call us for more details. Genearlly. restoration costs on these models parallel their Italian counterparts.
Roadster Salon also has an inventory of un-restored original cars and trade-ins that may be purchased as a project to by upgraded by our service department--or purchased as is. We maintain the largest inventory of Fiat spiders in North America and possibly the world. Call us to find which one of our spiders is the right fit for your driving or collecting needs.
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