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1974 MGB Roadster

CA and AZ Car, 53k Miles, Hardtop, Drives Great!

$11,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is a terrific driving MGB that is a true 53k miles rust-free example. It truly drives perfectly in every respect.

THE ESSENTIALS

This 1974 MGB MkIII Roadster is a fun, fantastic driving low mileage example that is from California and Arizona. The car is largely original and in terrific condition.  This is a great car for weekend and touring use as well as local car shows.  Importantly, being from the west, it is free of rot with only some superficial rust on some chassis components.  We are confident that this is a true 53k mile example.  The driving experience, as a largely original car, is just too tight and perfect to be anything else.  This is one of the last of the gorgeous chrome bumper styling.

The roadsters last owner acquired it about four years ago in California and has enjoyed the car immensely. He is an ER physician and used it on occasional weekends when time allowed.  The car has been maintained by an import specialist and was well maintained.

The exterior is finished in a repaint in its original color of Damask Red. The paint has great shine and luster.  There are a few imperfections from normal wear considering the age of the car, but the paint and trim are in overall very good condition.  The chrome and stainless trim are in very good condition with few imperfections.

The hood and doors fit well and the trunk is a little high when closed.  The hard top is in good condition with some headliner staining on the inside corners due to age and use. The MGB comes complete with a black boot cover and optional black tonneau cover which gives this car a completed look when fitted. The MGB has road-style 14-inch firestone tires, along with a spare in the carpeted trunk.

The interior has its original black vinyl seats and nice black carpets. Seats are a deep rich black and quite soft and supple. The dashboard and door panels are in particularly good condition and have been well maintained.

The 1,800 cc B-Series four-cylinder engine has excellent oil pressure, performance and runs very cool.  It really runs and drives perfectly and needs nothing at all.  The engine compartment is well detailed and preserved.  Its last service was in October 2021 and less than 100 miles ago.

The car runs and drives like a champion. The gears are tight, and maneuvering is superb. There are no syncromesh issues and the shifting is perfect.  This MGB is mechanically sound and would be an absolute blast to take out on the highway.

The car revs well and gives the overall sensation of speed and performance. It should be noted that the hard top did rattle a bit during the test drive, but it was not fully secured. This MGB has no convertible top or frame, only the hardtop.  Everything works as it should. Overall, this MGB passed our test drives with merit!

For more details and information, please call, text, or email us at +1.480.772.8251 or carey@classicpromenade.com. The MGB is available for viewing in our Phoenix showroom.

1974 MGB Roadster

$11,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
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1974 MGB Roadster
1974 MGB Roadster

$11,800

VIN GHN5VE3359396
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 53,000
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Black Vinyl
EXT COLOR Damask Red
YEAR 1974
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 128

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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