1977 MGB RoadsterNut-and-bolt restoration to
award-winning condition some years ago; only 53,000 miles showing; a really
cracking example all round
This must be one of the best presented rubber bumper MGs
that we have seen. After all, it should be having been an award-winner after a
complete ground-up restoration.
Bought new in 1977, the first owner from
Hampshire is understood to have used the car very lightly, keeping it
garaged and using it in fair weather only. Staying in his hands until
2010 it had only covered 45,000 miles during this time (recorded in
the accompanying original service booklet) before being sold to the
second owner who embarked on a full restoration.
accompanying the car does not include invoices for the significant restoration,
although does show photographs of the work and lists the jobs that were
completed. This included the engine being stripped down and rebuilt, the
ignition, braking, suspension, cooling and transmission systems all being
overhauled and the bodywork being totally stripped down with a bare metal
respray. Two Heritage wings were fitted, a new hood, seals all round,
miscellaneous chrome details were replaced where necessary and the result was an
exceptional example of one of the last rubber bumper roadsters to be produced.
Some photographs here document some of the work that was carried
Three years after the considerable restoration was started, the car
was sold on to Clayton Classics in Coventry and they quickly re-sold it in the
same year to the fourth owner in Lancashire. Only a month after the purchase,
paperwork on file shows awards from the annual Aberdeen MG Owners Club Show and
a completed concours judging form from the Harrogate MG Club, scoring an
impressive 150 points out of a possible 175. Regularly maintained over the next
few years and clocking up only few miles according to the annual MOTs, PTF 160R
was then bought by our vendor in 2017.
With just over the 50,000 miles
showing, the current owner treated it to a full service in 2018, including
stripping and rebuilding the carbs, rebuild of the rear suspension, new
hi-torque starter motor and other little improvements to produce the car you see
today. The final invoice on file shows some fresh plugs, new oil, slave cylinder
and wiper blades have all been fitted in August 2020.
This car has
had few owners who have all enjoyed and looked after it, driven it regularly but
not too much, maintained what needs to be maintained and it is only
reluctantly offered for sale due to ill health. Altogether a most
attractive example of a very usable classic car which will turn heads
wherever it goes.Further information - email@example.com