1966 MGB RoadsterRotisserie Restoration, Multiple Awards, Supercharger, 5-Speed
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The MGB is available for viewing in our Phoenix showroom.