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1966 MGB Roadster

Rotisserie Restoration, Multiple Awards, Supercharger, 5-Speed

$34,800

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This beautifully restored MGB has all the right additions of a supercharger, 5-speed, four wheel disc brakes and better sized tires and wheels. And finished in BRG, black leather and a green Haartz cloth top it a gorgeous to see.

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This is a spectacular 1966 MGB Roadster that has won multiple awards and was upgraded with many performance enhancements to make it an incredible driving car.  In 2005, this MGB benefitted from a no-expense spared rotisserie restoration from the British Sports Car Restoration specialists at 5R Restorations in Brookshire, TX.  This MGB has won many awards, including 1st place at the New Orleans and Houston MG Register Premier Classes and the Octagon of Honor Winner.  But as gorgeous as this car looks, the enhancements made by 5R are exactly what you would want on a roadster designed for touring.  During the restoration, 5R installed a new 1,800 cc motor, Moss Supercharger kit and a Ford Sierra 5-speed transmission.  And to balance out the increased power, it has benefitted from the installation of four-wheel disc brakes and timeless 15-inch chrome wire wheels with lower profile modern radials for increased performance and safety.  This is by far the best example we’ve seen of a MGB that has a perfect balance of options for both touring and showing.

The British Racing Green livery is in beautiful condition today.  It has deep luster and shine and is complimented by the stainless steel and chrome that all appears as new.  The green Haartz cloth canvas convertible top and optional tonneau cover make the paint pop that much more.  Rarely would we say that a roaster looks better with the top up, but we love this green Haartz cloth top.  The 15-inch chrome wire wheels look right on the car, even though they are upgraded from the original 14-inch wheels.

The interior has beautiful black leather seats with contrasting white leather piping.  The leather is nearly as new and is soft and supple.  During the restoration, all new interior trim was used, so the black carpeting, dashboard and trunk liners are all nearly as-new.   The MGB is a radio delete and the facia of the dash looks perfect and has been upgraded with a beautiful wood steering wheel.

The engine compartment displays much of the magic of this car.  It is nearly perfect in every detail.  We love the integration of the supercharger, the oil cooler with steel braided lines and the electronic ignition, for more dependable operations.  As mentioned previously, 5R installed a new 1,800 cc motor, Moss Supercharger kit and a Ford Sierra 5-speed transmission making this the perfect touring MGB.  It also benefitted from the installation of an alternator supplied by Moss.

Driving this MGB is fantastic.  It loves to rev, which is more Alfa than any MGB I’ve driven.  It is tight and everything works as it should.  This is a wonderful MGB that will outperform any MGB that we’ve ever had.

Our collector client acquired the roadster on the 25th of April, 2017 with about 6,500 miles since the restoration.  Today, the MGB has 8,300 miles and is still in fantastic condition.

The 158-point inspection is available on our website.  This MGB flew through the inspection process and is ready to enjoy.  This MGB comes complete with extra keys, a Driver’s Handbook, a sales brochure and service receipts.  It also includes the spare wheel, original style jack and a display board for car shows.

For more details and information, please call, text or email us at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The MGB is available for viewing in our Phoenix showroom.

1966 MGB Roadster

$34,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 1173

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hbauer
December 11, 2020

$9,500 Bid placed by hbauer

 
1966 MGB Roadster
1966 MGB Roadster

$34,800

VIN GHN3L94682
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 8,300
GEARBOX 5-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Black Leather
EXT COLOR British Racing Green
YEAR 1966
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 1173

MG MGB

Interesting Fact: The MGB succeeded the MGA, both of which were produced by MG, in 1962. Production continued on this model until 1980, which ended with over 523,000 cars being manufactured. Assembly on the MGB occurred in multiple areas, but originally began in Abingdon, England before eventually moving to Australia. The car itself is a…
Interesting Fact: The MGB succeeded the MGA, both of which were produced by MG, in 1962. Production continued on this model until 1980, which ended with over 523,000 cars being manufactured. Assembly on the MGB occurred in multiple areas, but originally began in Abingdon, England before eventually moving to Australia. The car itself is a powerful beast, with a 0 to 60 acceleration time of around 11 seconds with a power output of 95 horsepower; both respectable numbers for the time period. Crumple zones were first introduced on the MGB, a game-changer for the automobile industry, when a driver was killed in a collision with a taxi. This event led to the development of safety standards for the auto industry as a whole. There is a four-cylinder and eight-cylinder option for the MGB, but both are known for providing a fantastic driving experience. Car collectors and enthusiasts alike still try to get their hands on this model!

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