1978 MGB GT

No Reserve

Later rubber bumper example requiring some cosmetic improvement; sweet sounding engine and tidy interior

Dating from September 1978 this brightly coloured BGT hails from the later period of production featuring rubber bumpers and is finished in Vermillion and sits upon a set of attractive Minilite style ‘Minator’ 14” alloy wheels.

Inside, we find black leather(ette) seats piped red and traditional walnut capping to the dash making it a pleasant place to be.  We also find a Webasto roll-back roof, overdrive on the gear stick top and retro-fit radio/CD with USB and after-market speakers in the doors.

Showing 08512 miles, which we assume to be 108,512 miles the car’s interior presents well although the bodywork would no doubt benefit from improvement in the usual MGB areas, sills, sill ends and wing top seams/scuttle all having suffered the usual corrosion as pictured – but nothing some time, effort and moderate expenditure can’t sort out with the huge array of specialist knowledge, parts and people out there in support of the MG B scene.

The engine started instantly running sweetly and quietly as we moved the car for these shots and the video.  The history file includes only the V5C showing four former owners, purchase receipt from our vendor’s purchase in 2015 at 04281 miles (104,281) and MOT valid until October 2022 recording just three advisories for an oil leak, not excessive from the gearbox, corrosion to a suspension mount and slight play in the kingpin.

Ready to use and improve, its on offer at No Reserve so the highest bid on the day gets the car.

Documents: V5C: old purchase receipt; MOT Oct 2022 with 3 advisories

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Reg No: HLG530T
Chassis Number: GHD5-474611G
Engine Number: 18V847H026577
Engine Size: 1798CC

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Lot 136

Lot ended

Thursday 17/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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