1971 MGB Roadster
Fully Restored Example, 116K Mikes, 6 owners, Overdrive
A beautiful example of the MGB Roadster. A RHD, home market car which was originally supplied in July 1971 by University Motors in London to a Mr Ravensdale of Bow, London. Presented in its original specification of midnight blue paint, black trim and black hood. The car is optioned with wire wheels, overdrive, heater and servo assisted brakes. All confirmed by the accompanying heritage certificate. Purchased by its last owner 15 years ago, this little MGB was then subject to a complete and extensive restoration over a 5 year period. The car was completely stripped, any rust issues taken care of then painted in its original (one year only) colour and reassembled. Many new parts were required and many parts were refurbished during this process including the re-chroming of the original bumpers. A huge file of invoices almost 2 inches thick and totalling over £11,000 is present along with copies of the original buff log book, past service invoices, details of past owners and old MOT’s. The car starts on the button, performs just as it should and is an absolute joy to drive. Mechanically the car is superb and needs nothing, having covered just 200 miles since its last recorded service in 2018. Currently showing 16,575 miles, it’s already been around the clock once. However a replacement Goldseal engine was installed at circa 90,000 miles, so essentially the engine has covered just 26,000 miles and was subject to full check over and a new clutch fitted before being re installed during the restoration. The original engine tag ID is supplied with the car. The wire wheels are in perfect condition and are shod in matching Firestone tyres all round, including a new one on the spare. The interior is just perfect with the dash, seats and trim virtually unmarked, all complemented by the more purposeful Moto-lita sterling wheel. The paintwork polishes to a deep shine and is in very good condition throughout, with just some light marks conducive with use. Inside the boot and in the engine bay the paintwork is just as good as on the outside. The hood is all in fine condition with the frame working as it should. All brightwork including the original bumpers and grille are unmarked. The car comes with the original registration GUV 88J, this reg is now valued at £1,000. Overall a fantastic example that is ready to be used and enjoyed, presented in a rare but original colour combination that really works very well. The car will be supplied with 12 months MOT and comes with two sets of keys and the large history folder. Great value classic British motoring!
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