Nightfire Red metallic paint in excellent condition
Heritage shell with all new panels
Smart leather interior
Well fitting matching hood
Expertly built in 2009 using a new Heritage shell and a Rover 3.9 V8, believed to be freshly built at the time, this MG has had plenty of owners, but the seller is just the third since the car was “reborn”. Having purchased the car in November 2022 he has driven it occasionally and added about 900 miles in the past months.
It has been carefully stored in a warm garage, and only driven on dry days which is obvious when you look at the underside. Both previous owners spent many thousands on improvements and further upgrades and this has resulted in an MG that is pretty unique in many respects.
The 2009 build quality is still evident and having covered just over 15,000 miles since the build, the MG remains in exceptionally good, and eminently usable condition.
History and Paperwork
Originally built as a 1969 MGB Roadster Mk2 with a 1.8 litre B Series engine
Complete rebuild in 2009 with new Heritage shell and new body panels
Rover 3.9 aluminium V8 with fuel injection and RPI Optimax chip
Purchased by the Seller in November 2022
Advisory free MOT to March 2024
Large folder of invoices and receipts from time of original rebuild to today
Over £7,000 in invoices since the rebuild
V5c In Seller’s name
Driven occasionally as part of a small collection
Just 209 miles since last MoT in February 2023
Spare oil filter
Two sets of keys and radio manual
Tan leather reclining and folding seats with red piping, complete with headrests
Clean dark red carpets in excellent condition, protected by MG branded rubber mats
Moto Lita leather steering wheel shows little use
MG RV8 dash fitted with glossy Burr Elm panel and full instrumentation, all gauges appear to work correctly with no warning lights
MG CD/Radio does not appear to work but likely an easy fix
Red anodised gear knob with matching tan leather gaiter
Removable wind deflector
Clean boot with fitted dark red carpet, original jack and tools but no spare. Two cans of tyre weld
Currently fitted with remote door locking but this is not connected as it tends to drain the battery
The interior is in excellent condition and shows little wear and nothing appears to require attention. The leather shows only minor marks, and the carpets are clean and smart.
Superb Nightfire Metallic Red paintwork with a good, deep shine
Smart burgundy mohair hood in clean and tidy condition
All new body panels including RV8 bonnet at the time of the rebuild
Erects and stows well, clear plastic rear window with no scratches or splits
One or two minor stone chips to the front, but no other paint blemishes or marks
Always garaged and appears to have never been driven in wet weather
All glass and lenses in great condition
Raydot front driving lamps, both working
15" Minator “Minilite” style wheels with no damage or curb marks, MG centre caps and locking wheel nuts
Lightly worn set of Goodyear tyres
Good chrome overall, some slight pitting on rear corners
Single exhaust with chrome tip
Correct MG badging and all trim in good condition
Comprehensively rust proofed at the time of the rebuild
Looking around the exterior of MG reveals very little in the way of wear or damage. The paintwork is exceptionally good as can be seen in the photographs. The roof fits well and is easy to erect once you have removed the wind deflector that mounts behind the seats.
Rover 3.9 litre V8 with fuel injection fitted with RPI Optimax chip
R380 5 speed gearbox with tall 5th gear for easy cruising (reported to be 70mph at just 2,300rpm)
Braking system upgraded with drilled and grooved front discs with 4 pot callipers, dual circuits and servo assistance
Bosch fuel pump, filter and fuel regulator
Hi-Torque starter motor
All electrics have been upgraded with modern relays and fuses
Upgraded radiator complete with electric fan
Heat wrapped exhaust manifolds exiting through inner wings
Complete stainless steel exhaust
Front suspension re-engineered with ball joints, poly bushes revised spring rates and anti roll bar
Spax adjustable shock absorbers on all corners
Rear suspension upgraded with parabolic springs and anti roll bar plus anti tramp bars
Exceptionally clean and corrosion free underside
Clean and smart engine bay with no evidence of leaks
Expertly installed V8 with well considered wiring and hoses
Good history with fat file of invoices and very few miles since last MoT
Drives nicely with no untoward noises, runs as it should with correct oil pressure, minimal oil consumption, very smooth with a great V8 growl
No overheating problems experienced in current ownership
This is a really nice example of a tastefully rebuilt and upgraded MGB; expertly constructed and in great mechanical condition. With nothing that requires attention this MG is ready for immediate enjoyment; ready for V8 fun in the sun!
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