1970 MGB GT Sebring Evocation

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Highlights

  • Recently converted with care to Sebring specification 
  • Extensive mechanical and bodywork restoration during 2023
  • Refreshed interior with new seat and carpets 
  • Long MOT to October 2023 with no advisories 
  • MOT, ULEZ and tax exempt 
  • Beautiful example of one of the most desirable MGB variants 

The Appeal

Throughout the MGB’s long and illustrious life, the cars virtually sold themselves, thanks in part to all the qualities that continue to make them so sought-after. But in 1966, with the launch of the MGC, the firm felt the new car needed a little nudge along its showroom journey. 
The result was the Sebring GTS, a short-lived racing version of the GT coupe with a particularly evocative, wide-arched stance. Only a handful of factory cars were built but they cast a long shadow – Sebring evocations are amongst the most desirable and distinctive modifications of the svelte original car.
This gorgeous car comes to us fresh from a comprehensive evolution into a Sebring replica during 2023. Alongside the cosmetic makeover the engine has received a partial rebuild and the interior refreshed with new seats and carpets. Equipped with a 12-month MOT – with no advisories – this is a rare chance to acquire a great, stand-out classic where someone else has done all the hard work.  
 



The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 6th February 1969 
  • Current owner since 4th March 2023 
  • Acquired by the seller from long term owner in the Midlands 
  • DVLA notes a colour change on 16th July 1990 from the original blue 
  • Partial restoration undertaken by the seller since acquisition 
  • This included many new parts and conversion to Sebring style with respray 
  • Fitted with a Sebring kit including arches, bumpers and MGC-style fibreglass bonnet
  • Photographic record of restoration work by seller 
  • Lots of history with the car shown in the photographs 
  • Mot to 8th October 2024 with no advisories
  • Few miles covered since last MOT test 
 



The Condition

 

  • Fresh from restoration including conversion to Sebring style  
  • Fitted with =fibreglass Sebring kit for arches, bumpers and MGC-style bonnet
  • Resprayed during restoration and fitted with racing roundels 
  • New Minilite-style alloy wheels with polished rims
  • Set of new tyres fitted with few miles covered since 
  • Underside fully checked over and restored here required by vendor 
  • Well detailed evocation including leather bonnet straps 
  • Refreshed interior with new MGB front and rear seats in black piped with red
  • New carpet set throughout 
  • Headlining appears to be original and is well kept showing only light marks
  • Dashboard presents well with clear switchgear and dials and undamaged crackle finish 
  • Smart leather-rimmed three0spoke steering wheel 
 



The Mechanics 

  • 1,976cc MGB 4cyl engine developing around 95bhp in standard trim 
  • Unleaded head conversion 
  • Partial engine rebuild documented in photographs 
  • 4spd manual gearbox with desirable optional overdrive 
  • Extensive history file shown in photographs 
Mechanical work completed during restoration: 
  • Two new SU carburettors
  • New camshaft
  • New pushrods and flowers
  • New clutch slave and master cylinders
  • New brake master cylinder
  • Refurbished gear selector
  • New front callipers, discs and pads
  • New rear brake shoes 




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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make MG
  • Model MGB GT
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 57,346 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Cranleigh
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
24 bids
  • Pa•••• £11,000 04/12/23
  • on•••• £10,750 04/12/23
  • re•••• £10,500 04/12/23
  • Pa•••• £10,250 04/12/23
  • on•••• £10,000 04/12/23
  • Pa•••• £9,550 04/12/23
  • on•••• £9,450 04/12/23
  • Pa•••• £9,250 04/12/23
  • on•••• £9,000 04/12/23
  • da•••• £8,500 04/12/23
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