1970 MGB GT


  • Thousands spent recently on mechanical work
  • Chrome bumpers and wire wheels 
  • A pair of rebuilt carburettors, recently fitted

The Appeal

Everyone really ought to own an MGB at least once in their lifetime. They remain an ever-popular choice among classic car enthusiasts and it’s easy to see why: classic styling, rear-wheel drive and enough power to play with, they offer bucket loads of fun at an attainable price. 

The simple mechanicals, enviable parts availability and practical shape means that there really are very few reasons why you shouldn’t be looking for one. And the car offered here has already had considerable sums spent on it, including an overhaul of the front brakes, fuel system, ignition and it has even had a rebuilt set of carburettors fitted. 

With chrome bumpers and wire wheels, this 1970 MGB GT is a very desirable specification and offers a great entry point into the world of classic ownership. Of course, there are a few areas which could be improved, but that’s all part of the fun of owning an MG. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 26th March 1970
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2021
  • Road Tax and MOT exempt 
  • Invoices for parts and servicing
  • Over £3,000 spent in November 2022
  • Heritage certificate

The Interior

  • Black vinyl interior in good condition for age
  • The seat covers look well preserved, and the seats even have headrests
  • Very little wear apparent, with the driver’s seat being notably good
  • A few scuffs on the driver’s door card, and some deterioration of the padded door cappings
  • The dashboard retains its original instruments, switches and radio
  • All said to function correctly, except the radio
  • Some paint peeling to the dashboard
  • The interior chrome plating is pitted in places
  • The carpets look to be in generally good condition, with rubber mats in the footwells and a little more wear on the driver’s side
  • Spacious, carpeted boot to rear
  • Some corrosion can be seen in the boot floor
  • Full size spare wire wheel

The Exterior 

  • Bright red paintwork
  • Desirable chrome bumpers and wire wheels 
  • Some of the badges are missing
  • The paint is faded, chipped and scratched in places
  • There is a little bubbling at the base of the A-pillars, a common occurrence 
  • The window rubbers are perished in places and the windscreen is missing some of its chrome trim 
  • The chrome plating is lightly pitted throughout
  • Rear right tail lamp lens cracked
  • Underneath there is surface corrosion throughout
  • Some corrosion can be seen in the sills
  • The wire wheels have some corroded spokes 
  • A set of four tyres have been fitted
  • Evidence of minor damage to the O/S front valance as photographed

The Mechanics 

  • 1.8-litre B-Series engine 
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Extensive mechanical work has been carried out recently
  • Front wheel bearings, brake discs and pads all replaced
  • Fuel lines renewed from tank to carburettors 
  • A set of rebuilt SU HS4 carburettors have been fitted
  • Ignition service, including coil, condenser, points, spark plugs and lead
  • Fuel tank sender unit replaced
  • New battery fitted 
  • The above work and more came to a total of over £3,000
  • The car also benefits from a set of K&N air filters 
  • Said to start easily and drive without fault


A good useable MG, which has been the subject of considerable recent expenditure.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make MG
  • Model B GT
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 29,535 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • 3500lov•••• £4,700 09/02/23
  • Marc bo•••• £4,600 09/02/23
  • jacob.r•••• £4,500 09/02/23
  • Marc bo•••• £4,400 09/02/23
  • jacob.r•••• £4,300 09/02/23
  • Marc bo•••• £4,100 09/02/23
  • jacob.r•••• £3,500 09/02/23
  • equinox•••• £3,400 09/02/23
  • davidrp•••• £3,300 09/02/23
  • jacob.r•••• £3,200 09/02/23

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