Stripped and finished with PPG acrylic enamel.
Chrome bumper replated
New chrome trim, rubber seals and gaskets.
New canvas top, tonneau and boot.
Rebuilt front lever arm shocks
Rebuilt spindle and king pin assemblies.
New front calipers and rotors.
New urethane front and rear bushings.
New S-10 rear axle with 3:07 ratio
New rear tube shocks.
Stainless steel brake hoses.
Engine and electrical:
4 litre aluminum v-8 9.5:1CR.
Reconditioned crankshaft, magnafluxed and polished.
Reconditioned shot peened rods.
Block pressure tested, honed and decked.
New rings, bearing, gaskets and seals.
New Crowler camshaft
New tappets and push rods.
High volume oil pump with enlarged pickup.
Reconditioned heads - surfaces milled.
3 angle valve job and new guides.
New 65 amp alternator and rebuilt distributer with Petronix.
D&D V8 radiator.
Edelbrock 500 low profile carb.
MGRV8 ceramic coated headers.
Rebuilt Borg Warner T-5 transmission.
New 10 clutch assembly.
Hydraulic throw out bearing.
Faced and lightened flywheel.
Pontiac Fiero seats.
New carpet inside and trunk.
New interior panels.
New wiring harness.
Alpine stereo with XM radio.
New spare mounted on Minilite.
New tires - Micheli 195-60.
New Optima battery in trunk with cutoff switch inside car.
1974 MGBV8 has under gone a frame up restoration, no expense spared on a rust free California car. There are some improvements made to the car from later model years to accommodate the V8 and the planned A/C system including the later dash. I have a complete folder of receipts for work done. The engine is a 1993-96 4 liter Rover V8, recognized as the best of the best of the Rover V8. Amazingly the V8 is 40 lbs. lighter that the iron 4! Most of the mechanical parts were sourced from D&D Fabrication, the ultimate guru on the Rover V8. I owned an MGB many years ago as a driver. I loved the car, but it was horribly under powered and had no insulation which made the passenger compartment uncomfortable. Most of the work on this car was done by the previous owner. My goal was to have a reliable British sports car that was quick and fast, comfortable and reliable while retaining its original exterior appearance. I spent $1000 on insulation materials. I even disassembled the heater box to insulate it on the inside. Even without the planned A/C unit, the passenger compartment is comfortable now! Another issue that concerned me were the seats. They were miserable. The MGB guys recommended either the Miata or Fiero seats. I tried the Miata seats but didn't like them. I found a near perfect set of Fiero sets with head rest speakers and am very satisfied with them. The top is canvas. The full tonneau and the top boot cover are new. The trunk liner and tire cover are nicely upholstered.
Why am I selling such a great the car? I have had 5 major spine operations in the last 15 months. It is difficult for me to get in and out. My spouse prefers to drive one of our other 36 collector cars. I want to find someone to buy this car to enjoy it as much as I had planned. I bought two other cars to get a hardtop and a factory 1980 L.E. complete A/C system. Only the late A/C systems work well yet do not compromise the comfort of the passenger compartment. All of the A/C pieces will be included. You will only need to fabricate the compressor bracket. With the added insulation the A/C should be more than adequate. The hardtop will need a cosmetic restoration. I couldn't decide whether to paint it orange, black , or put a vinyl top on it. It will be your choice. The Fiero seats headrest speakers that will need to be connected to the stereo. I recently painted the spoiler black. Some of the photos show it as orange. The car is sold 'as is and where is. Buyer responsible for shipping, DMV fees and taxes. I have done my best to describe the car as described to me by the prior owner. There my be problems or issues unknow to me. I will be glad to send additional photos. I welcome inspections prior to purchase. The car is located in Beverly Hills. It has clear title and registration. NO SMOG NEEDED for California. Message any questions.I have the car advertised elsewhere so I my close the auction prior to the end of auction.
Thanks and happy bidding!
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||GHN5UE362784||Mileage:||50700|
|Number of Cylinders:||8||Make:||MG|
|Body Type:||Convertible||Engine:||4L V8|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Options:||CD Player, Convertible||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Orange||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Interior Color:||Black||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|