This right hand drive MGB is fun to drive and gets a lot of attention. It handles well and would make an excellent replica 60's Monte Carlo Rallye racer. In many ways it's a blank slate waiting for the next owner.
Rare factory fully chromed wheels that are in good shape.
The engine runs well, the engine code contains an “H”, there are no emission controls, and no air rail ports on the cylinder head.
The dashboard is painted metal, the black “crash roll” is new, what you see in the dashboard photos is original to the RHD MGBs of the mid 70’s, and that makes the RHD MGBs very much like the MGBs of the 60's.
All gears are smooth, downshifts into 1st while moving, no hesitation or grind.
The doors are very solid, no “crack of doom” by the wing windows.
Original wide English license plate holder on rear.
High beam headlights work but do not stay on, so the switch needs cleaning, repair, or replacement.
The cardboard/paper glove box liner is missing.
There are no cracks or chips in the windshield.
There is a hairline crack on the aluminum housing of the rack and pinion steering. The MGB steers fine and there is no slop or noise in the steering. The MGB does come with an entire replacement RHD rack and pinion assembly removed from another 1975 RHD MGB in London.
There is no carpet in the MGB, the original pieces are all in the trunk of the car and could be used to pattern new carpet.
There is a 1 inch cut on the outer shoulder of the passenger seat, otherwise the seats are in very nice condition.
The door locks do not work, and the driver’s window is stiff to wind up and down. The trunk does lock.
The convertible top has separated about three inches at the front right corner and that separation is currently covered with black duct tape. The top appears to be original and is in otherwise good shape, and the rear window zips down.
The bumpers are rough and should be replaced if show quality is the goal. As a 1975 this MGB was a rubber bumper car but it has been converted to chrome bumpers and an earlier chrome grill.
The plastic MGB emblem on the grill is rough and should be replaced.
The tires are most likely 20 years old, and this is a reflection of how little the MGB has been driven. Michelin 185/14 with weather checked sidewalls. The current owner has driven the MGB 4,000 miles in ten years, prior to that the MGB sat in a barn for nine years.
The provenance of the MGB is unknown, the current owner bought the car from an estate in Washington (State), the MGB was said to have been brought to the US by a retired pilot, European landing zones were found in the glovebox and South African coins were found under the seats.
The rear axle was lowered with aluminum blocks to get to the chrome bumper height, but the MGB comes with the correct leaf springs that are either new or reconditioned and have not been installed. The front coil springs are correct chrome bumper height springs.
The engine compartment is original mineral blue, the MGB had a color change to Brooklands green in the past, and is now British Racing Green. The trunk is painted black, there is no rust hiding under the paint, there is no rust on this MGB.
The engine runs well but has the usual British droplet leak. The engine is currently fitted with a progressive 2 barrel Weber carburetor with automatic choke, the original dual SU carburators with all linkage, air filter cannisters and filter elements come with the MGB, the original carburetor system worked well and does not need to be rebuilt. The original valve cover also comes with the MGB.
The overdrive switch may need to be replaced, overdrive stopped working one year ago. The overdrive worked in both 3rd and 4th gears.
The brake system power booster is new OEM.
There are no sideview mirrors on the MGB, and no existing mounting holes. Three styles of side mirrors are included with the MGB so the new owner can decide which to use and where to mount them.
The door cards are not original.
The doglegs had a few small paint bubbles and were replaced with OEM quality metal. The frame metal within the doglegs was intact and resealed with zinc coating.
There are three small metal patch panels tack welded as top overlays near the driver’s foot area, the underside was sealed with zinc coating and rubber undercoating.
The rockers are solid, the lower front fenders are solid, the MGB has been thoroughly searched for rust and none is found.
Visually you will see repair on the right front fender above the wheel arch, and a Capate filler detector tool reads yellow in a few areas on the right front fender. The Capate tool also reads yellow over the dogleg welds.
The paint is considered a “ten-footer”, or fair to poor. The paint is heavy on orange peel. The paint is four coats of single stage so it can be sanded with 1500 to 6000 weight sandpaper and then polished. All the rubber seals that meet the paint are new.
The MGB is not currently inspected or licensed for driving on public roads, the title is clear and in the seller's name. The MGB has Texas license plates if you want to drive it home locally with a trip permit, otherwise you can send a transporter.
The starting price is also the reserve price, bid to own it. The MGB is sold as-is where-is. If you have any questions please ask via eBay prior to bidding.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||GHN5372576||Mileage:||133,968|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Make:||MG|
|Transmission:||Manual 4 speed with overdrive||Model:||MGB|
|Body Type:||Convertible||Engine:||18GH-WE-H 4441|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Sub Model:||B||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Exterior Color:||Green||Drive Side:||Right-hand drive|