This car has a rebuilt engine and runs and drives great. Its strength is it mechanicals, and the interior is pretty good, a very nice dash. The body is a little rough and needs work to be a top tier car. If you want something to just drive and enjoy, or like to do small body repairs on your own, then this might be the car for you. NO RESERVE, first bid wins it.
As always, trade offers of all kinds are welcome
We have more photos, including when the engine was rebuilt, and up close photos of any problems areas. Please contact us for more photos.
Year: 1973 Make: MG Model: MGB Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Black Mileage: 40,000 Engine: 1800 4 cylinder Transmission: 4 Speed manual
Up for auction is a great driving 1973 MG MGB Convertible Roadster. Its a cute little car with decent interior and solid mechanicals, but has cosmetic bumps and bruises. It does have the earlier bumpers and trim which are more desirable. It also comes with the original jack and a car cover, and a second set of floor mats.
Mechanical:
- as far as the mechanicals go, the car is in great shape. The engine was rebuilt by a previous owner and it feels like it. Drives nice and easy, shifts easy and is a fun to blast around in. Great oil pressure, doesnt overheat, everything seems to be working just fine. I am driving it now and its fun to drive and doesnt give me any concerns.
Interior:
- here is another place where the car is above average. The dash is near perfect, no splits or cracks that I saw. Everything seems to work, all of the gauges are good and everything looks nice. Console is OK too. There are rubber floor mats in the front, but another pair of black with red trim upholstered mats in the trunk. There was also another set of kick panels in the trunk too. The convertible top is not on the frame but is in the trunk. Our upholstery guy said it takes 10 minutes to install but I havent tried. It looks OK, but the plastic windows are a little yellow.
Body:
- The car does have body defects. The paint is not super shiney, you can tell it was painted some years ago. There is a small crack on the hood right at the front, and some bubbles I can see on the front left corner of the hood. The paint is OK but faded and not great. It really could use a repaint or a HEAVY polishing and work with a touch-up brush. The driver front fender has rust bubbles behind the wheel and the passenger rocker panel looks like someone went over a curb or something and slightly dented it. Quite a few small paint chips and such all over. Nothing big, but you can see in the photos there are little chips and such on almost every panel. The worst issue is the drivers floor. Where your feet go has rusted, not completely but pretty good. Someone made a pretty nice metal patch that fits really well. They put the panel on top of the rusty floor and then put the rubber floor mats back in. Doesnt cause an issue to drive or anything at all.
You'll be getting from us a bill of sale and the title straight from the last owner.
Here is the information we got from the previous owner:
3rd owner car, previous owner was a mechanic who rebuilt motor with crane cam, oversized pistons ( see pics). Runs great. One repaint.
The Good: Rebuilt motor, shifts smooth, no grinding of gears, no bondo.
The Bad: Needs new top ( frame is good), old canvas top is included but worn, rust on passenger
floor pan, driver side has been repaired
Aside from the cosmetic defects, its a good driving, cheap little red roadster. More fun than a miata and cheaper too.
Feel free to make offers, and if you have any questions please message or call 888-716-5333
Payment Options
We accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier's Check/money order (subject to clear)
- Bank wire transfer
- Cash (in person)
- Personal check (subject to clear) Vehicle Pickup & Shipping
All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility.
General Terms
- All checks of any kind are subject to clear
- If you want to inspect the car you may do so by setting an appt BEFORE bidding
- Notice to Bidders: All of the vehicles we list on are for sale locally. We reserve the right to end an auction early.
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Used Year: 1973
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): GHN5UD304052G Mileage: 40000
Transmission: Manual Make: MG
Body Type: Convertible Model: MGB
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Drive Type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear Options: Convertible
Exterior Color: Red Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black For Sale By: Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 4

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