1971 MGB Roadster **SOLD**

The MGB remains one of the most charming, versatile, and economic classic cars to own and enjoy.  Pliable to use, relatively simple to maintain, and with plentiful spare parts, there’s no wonder the plucky MG ticks so many boxes for enthusiastic owners.

Our car was expertly rebuilt between 2001 and 2006 on a heritage shell with many extras fitted at this time but retaining original period fittings and trim.  ‘YAR 888K’ utilises a rebuilt Ivor Searle 18V engine with refurbished HS4 carburettors, 5-speed Ford T9 gearbox, servo assist brakes, new wiring loom, new fuel pump, new pre-engaged starter motor, heavy duty alternator, new clutch master cylinder, new stainless-steel exhaust system, new radiator, plus, the suspension and brakes have been addressed too with new discs and piston assembly, plus new rear springs, Koni damper conversion, polybushes, link arms and pedestal bump stop.  Further benefits include a rebuilt diff, new crown wheel and pinion, Revotec fan, new fuel tank and the addition of 123 electronic ignition.

The Tartan Red paintwork is a popular colour for the MGB with good reason, and the paint on this car is in good order bumper to bumper.  The Club leather seats were new at time of rebuild, as were the carpets, the walnut dash, the inertia reel belts, the MotoLita 15” dished steering wheel and the mohair roof with half tonneau.  There’s almost too much to mention here.

To drive the engine is undoubtedly in great order with a pleasing growl from the exhaust.  The gearchange is seamless and the delivery of power is smooth and without hesitation.  We were invited to buy this car from its custodian of nearly twelve years and, being an engineer himself, it’s no surprise that he kept his car in top order!

There’s a generous history file, lots and lots of invoices totalling almost £18,000 for the rebuild plus many MOT’s and other corroborating bills.  Here at our premises in York now for immediate viewing.


Vehicle Description


Registration: YAR 888K
Chassis Number: GHNS254096G
Engine Number: 18V780-H354
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1798cc
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Mileage: 87,128 miles