This 1971 MGB Roadster was subjected to a major restoration in 2005 (that’s 13 years ago) and the quality of the work is still apparent. The car received four new Heritage wings, complete sill sets (both sides), new floor panels, new boot floor and new bonnet before being sprayed in Nightfire Red by Steve Payne of Hereford Lowbake Centre.
The B also received a new two-tone leather interior and a quality moulded carpet set and wire wheels (using a conversion kit). The engine was rebuilt with new pistons (0.010” oversize), bearings etc, a pair of new SU carburettors, performance air filters and a stainless steel exhaust system.
It also benefits from Spax telescopic shock absorbers and parabolic rear springs (which improve not only the handling, but the ride quality). New calipers, disc, and brake servo were also fitted. The owner has also added a number of extras to improve the driving experience and ownership of the car, including matched fog-lamps and spot-lamps, mudflaps, boot-mounted luggage rack and Motalita steering wheel.
Since the rebuild the car has covered 8,000 miles of trouble-free motoring, including several tours of France. The quality of the work done to this car is obvious and the choice of colour and the added accessories give it a touch of elegance that not every B enjoys. It is due to have a fresh MOT in time for the sale.
If you are looking for a classic car that doesn’t need working on, that can be used as it was intended, and will be admired by right-thinking people everywhere, this is the one for you.