1970 MGB Roadster
Thoroughly recommissioned following 20+ years in dry storage; full repaint; overdrive gearbox; hard to find in this condition
Here at Brightwells we see so many MGBs that they can easily all blur into one but, just occasionally, one comes along that really stands out from the crowd. Which is where this little beauty comes in – just look at it!
What a shame that cars can’t talk because, according to the V5C, this gorgeous Roadster had just one owner from new in June 1970 until our vendor acquired it in 2019. At this point the car had been in dry storage for at least two decades or more and although it was rock solid and appeared totally original, the paint had faded and it was in need of total recommissioning following all those years sat idle.
There are invoices on file from Moss Bristol for over £1,200 in parts alone which excludes the cost of many other parts for which there are no bills such as king pins, brake calipers, carpets, door cards, chromework, exhaust system, batteries, tyres etc – not to mention all the labour that has gone into fitting those parts and making it look this good. Basically the whole car has been gone through with the proverbial fine-tooth comb and every last nut and bolt replaced as required.
The finishing touch was a full repaint in the original and oh-so-Seventies Sandglow beige which looks mighty impressive and sets the car off to a tee. We are told that the car needed no welding whatsoever and, as you can see in the photos, the panel gaps are exemplary, this MG being built in the days before BL descended into chaos and its workforce became a byword for bolshy incompetence.
Sailing through its MOT in April this year with no advisories recorded, this highly original, freshly rejuvenated, effectively one-owner MG is a car that anyone would be proud to be seen in.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: VKK 780H
Chassis Number: GHN5-2097969
Engine Number: 18GG.WE.H.13567
Engine Size: 1798
Docs: V5C; MOT April 2021 with no advisories; recommissioning invoices
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