1975 MGB Roadster

Well presented B in deisrable colour combination with unleaded head conversion and good history file dating back to 1989

Striking Tahiti Blue 'B, dating from August 1975, the first full year of the rubber bumper cars,this smart example has had the common conversion back to chrome for a cleaner, less cumbersome look, the polished chrome working well with the lovely paint hue. The car was somewhat well known in the club, and has won 5 MG O.C trophies for Best in Class in the late 1980s.

Sat upon a lovely set of Minilite style wheels, with black Mohair roof and leather (might be leathertte) retro fit seats as found in the MGB Hive catalogue and found in later model Rovers offering greater comfort and support the car looks well and sounds well, particularly given the fitment of a discreet and period looking RetroSound Hermosa AM/FM radio with USB/MP3/WMA playback facility - very snazzy.

Recent spend by our vendor includes a hub kit and replacement gearbox oil dated June 2020, sump gasket, waterless coolant, brake fluid, rocker gasket, fan belt and new alternator in May 2020, new water pump, throttle return spring, woodruff key, oil, filter, and thermostat in April 2020. A new battery and clamp was fitted in August 2019 along with new rocker cover gasket, arm rest striker and catch, new gasket for the tappet chest and a 1.5litres of Dnitrol and 500ml of cavity wax to protect the underside and vulnerable areas. The fitment of the parts purchased was carried out by our vendor, a retired engineer in his own workshop, all good work undertaken during his tensure to keep the car ship shape and reliable for taking the wife out in.

Other invoices on file include purchase of the mohair hood in September 2013 for £514.20 plus fitting adding another £100, an engine rebuild in February 2013 costing a reasonable £539 which included an unleaded head conversion, 8 valves and seats refaced, new head gasket and machined head by Ramp & Wrench of Coventry.

The history file for the car also includes in addition to that mentioned above, the V5C showing 7 former keepers to our vendor who purchased the car in july 2019, hand book, MG O.C badge, photos of the car dated 2008, a sheaf of old MOTs from 1984 to 2016 and selection of more historic dating back to the mid/late '80s plus some old tax discs from the '70s.

The 'B is of course both tax and MOT exempt and was last presented for MOT in October 2016 which it passed showing just 73,101 miles with one advisory recorded for an oil leak from the front crank seal.  Eminently very usable the car looks great with but a few areas of minor paint discolour/blemish on an otherwise very good, and clean shell indeed.

For more information contact - [email protected]

Reg No: RGF190P
Chassis Number: GHN5-371735G
Engine Number: -3073
Engine Size: 1798
Docs: V5C; file of history with old MOTs 1989-2016; invoices; photos; manual; MOT Exempt

Estimate: £8,500+

Lot 78

Lot ended

Monday 17/05/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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