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Lot number
Sale Price
Make & Model
MG B Roadster
Engine Size
1,798 cc
Chassis No.
Engine No.
V5C; invoices; 3 old MOTs

Full Description

1979 MGB Roadster

Lovingly restored over a 12 year period including Sebring style valances, new hood, Koni dampers - lots of fun to be had

Dating from November '79, this late model, former rubber bumper example was taken off the road in 2009 by our long term, and sadly now deceased owner to restore.  That he did, undertaking much of the work himself over the last 12 years, he was well placed as a retired welder and fabricator. Subject we gather, although unfortunately largely undocumented, to a body restoration including fitment of Sebring style valences, resprayed in black, upgraded electronics, mechanical rebuild, Koni converted suspension with polybushes and fitment of a stainless exhaust with refurbished interior, a new hood and roll bar the car is ready to be enjoyed this Summer.

Starting promptly with a typical healthy, throaty thrum from the twin exhausts, it certainly looks the part sitting on its period Wolfrace alloy wheels (originals included) in black with its newly adopted Sebring look. In the boot we find  couple of wheel braces, spare, jack, tonneau and two sets of keys.

The history file includes the V5C, current MOT without advisory valid until March 2022 showing 72,363 miles, a photo of the car pre-restoration complete with rubber bumpers, 3 old MOTs dating back to 2006 at 69,154 miles,a heap of SORN notices dating back to 2008 and stack of sundry invoices for parts and tools bought to assist with the works.Within the invoices, we find bills for lowered coil springs (2012), boot floor extension panels (2013), K&N air filter, choke and throttle cables, clutch slave cylinder (2016), Halogen conversion headlamps (2016), Brembo discs and pads (2016), service kit (2017) and wooden gearknob.

History aside, the car and images speak for themselves (including those of the underside) - the results are good with but a few areas where paint finish might be improved but this is but an aside. Its estimate represents a lot of adventure and fun for a modest outlay with cheap classic car insurance, an abundance of club action and knowledge and no part unobtainable. Everyone should own a B at some point.

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