1971 MGB Roadster
From long term ownership; major rebuild in 1991 and just 17,000 careful miles since
First registered in August 1971, this 1971 MkII B Roadster underwent a full restoration in 1990/91.
Photos on file show a total strip to component parts. New sills, doors and rear quarters were fitted along with bulkhead repairs using new panels. New front wings were also fitted, along with a new rear panel and boot lid. Originally white, the completed bare shell was resprayed red, the car being built up with fully restored suspension and running gear etc.
Three small albums are included which show all stages of the restoration work and will be included with the car.
It was purchased by the vendor in 2001 and has been kept in a garage and, although used throughout the year, has only been used on dry days. He has always maintained regardless of cost by a local independent garage where the senior technician has an extensive knowledge and experience of the MGB series.
Old MOTs suggest its 117,000 miles is genuine, the current owner enjoying many events organised by the MGCC.
During its current ownership, the car has been fitted with replacement leather seats, a battery isolator, conversion from two 6v batteries to one 12v battery (high performance battery fitted January 2021), CTEK battery conditioner ‘plumbed-in’ so included with the car, electronic ignition and the obligatory MotoLita steering wheel with the original parts being retained. N.B. there is no overdrive, even thought there is a dummy switch.
It comes with a full and half tonneau. There are some 22 MOTs, old tax discs between 1999 and 2009, handbook and invoices to support some of the work done.
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Reg No: AOC25K
Chassis Number: GHN5.246548G
Engine Number: 18VEH99817
Engine Size: 1798CC
Docs: V5C, old style Log Book, Hand Book, 22 old MOT's, Restoration Photographs, Battery Conditioner, Invoices.
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