1970 MG MGB Roadster, Mk III, Restored & Rust Free!

$22,800

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This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a wonderful restored MGB that has traveled 56,700 miles since new. It had a complete restoration with all components rebuilt. This is a wonderful MGB that can be enjoyed on tours or taken to local and regional shows.

We just love Jaguars and MG’s in British Racing Green livery with tan leather interior. And this example has new replacement wire knock-off wheels which just sets it off perfectly!! This is the only year of the split chrome rear bumper- and we love the look!

It now has less than 15,000 miles on the engine since the complete rebuild. You can tell this MG has been loved and enjoyed- not treated as a trailer queen. Recently, the last owner replaced the black convertible top and installed a new clutch. We just had the MG inspected at The MG Shop here in Arizona. We had the rear brake cylinders and shoes replaced, all brake hoses replaced and all fluids topped off. Mechanically the car is excellent.

The MGB was “body off-restored” by its previous owner, Susan Dalton of Coon Rapids, MN. She owned the car for many years and sold it in March of 2010 to Lyall Shaer from Berona, WI. Lyall enjoyed the car and made a variety of improvements and ultimately lost the car in a business bankruptcy.

Mechanically, this MGB retains its original 1,798cc pushrod engine, four-speed all-synchro transmission and all the familiar running gear. These are wonderful to drive and quite dependable and simple. We just drove it all afternoon in 105F here in Arizona and the car performed just great (and we didn’t use the auxiliary electric cooling fan)!

The gauges, instruments, horn, turn signals all work as they should. It has a newer set of Michelin radials installed for performance and safety. While it retains its original British Motor Corporation stereo it also has a modern AM/FM CD player professionally installed under the dash. The speakers are in movable boxes behind the tan leather seats for easy removal for car shows, etc.

The tan leather interior is in excellent condition. The dash has no cracks, there are no splits or tears in the leather (yes, leather). The black convertible top is brand new. The BRG livery is very good to excellent. There is one small scratch by the front of the hood (bonnet) otherwise it is really an excellent repaint. The chrome and stainless are very good to excellent as well. Most of the chrome looks new. As mentioned, all the electronics work very well. There are some wires that need to be taped up and stowed. I would perform a major service on the car just to have a baseline for on going maintenance. This is a very nice performing MGB.

We’ll have more details in about one week. This one will sell quickly so don’t wait!! See the values from Hagerty’s value guide: http://www.hagerty.com/valuationtools/HVT/VehicleSearch/Report?vc=874911

This MGB will be located at our Arizona location in Paradise Valley, AZ (Zip 85253) not in California.

For more details email Harry Clark at harry@classicpromenade.com or call us at 602.245.7200.

1970 MG MGB Roadster, Mk III, Restored & Rust Free!

$22,800

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1970 MG MGB Roadster, Mk III, Restored & Rust Free!
1970 MG MGB Roadster, Mk III, Restored & Rust Free!

$22,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 11

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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