1978 MGB Roadster
Only 33,000 miles since rebuild in the 1990s
Originally supplied by Cleveland Garage on Jersey to Miss Barbara Gardner of Surrey in September 1980.
After six more registered keepers, it became the pride and joy of Bob Astbury, who started and completed an extensive restoration. There are many invoices on file listing parts purchased etc and we think it probably looks just as impressive today as it did back in c.1990, when the work was done.
Our vendor believes that it may have had a heritage shell, although there is no invoice for this and looking at it more closely, it is more likely to be the original shell but with replaced wings, bonnet, doors and hood, (all accounted for).
During the same time as above, the current 1,867cc MGB engine was fitted with converted cylinder head and hot Piper 270 camshaft along with four fresh new wheels. The Heritage Certificate confirms it was originally red, so we have to assume it was changed to the current white at this time too.
Speedo was changed or reset during this time so the 33,900 miles showing is since the rebuild.
Since then, it has been driving in Spain for some two years, before returning to the UK and appearing to have been used on a regular basis for club events and rallies.
We understand it has most recently had an oil service in 2020, when it also passed its last MOT.
Driven just over 100 miles to the sale.
Contact - [email protected]
Reg No: LPA569W
Chassis Number: GHNS475266G
Engine Number: 18V847FH020161
Engine Size: 1798CC
Docs: V5C, 2 x old style Log Books, 11 old MOT's, Photographs, Invoices.
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