1973 MG B Roadster


  • Comprehensive restoration by RM Restorations of Colchester with supporting paperwork
  • In current ownership for over forty years
  • Only 19,714 miles from new, supported by past MOTs
  • MOT advisory-free until April 2025 - despite exemption
  • Mechanically sound with a working overdrive and converted to take unleaded fuel

The Appeal

To this day, there's arguably no better tool with which to attack a British B Road than an MGB. These cars were purpose-built to be fun, and further enhancing their appeal, they're stylish, fast and simple to maintain.

This Roadster has been meticulously maintained and restored by its long-term owners. The car has been in the same ownership for over forty years, demonstrating how the MGB's charm and and usability wins over their owners. The extensive restoration work was carried out be RM Restorations of Colchester, with all jobs documented.

The odometer shows a remarkably low 19,714 miles, a figure supported by past MOTs and believe genuine by the vendor. We're informed that the car is mechanically sound, with a working overdrive gear and it has also been converted to take unleaded fuel.

While exempt from road tax and MOT testing, a voluntary MOT has been carried out and no advisories were recorded.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1973
  • Undergone comprehensive restoration by RM Restorations of Colchester, with supporting paperwork for both body and mechanics
  • MOT and tax exempt, but a 12-month MOT (with no advisories) has been provided for peace of mind
  • The odometer shows 19,074, with past MOTs supporting the mileage and the vendor believing it to be correct
  • Extensive paperwork shows work done over the years regardless of cost
  • The car has been in the same ownership for over 40 years
  • It has been owned by a husband and wife since 1983
  • Advisory-free MOT until April 2025

The Condition

  • The MGB presents very well inside and out, benefitting from indoor storage
  • Resplendent in Tartan Red
  • The Rostyle wheels have been refurbished and so look fantastic
  • No notable defects to the tyres
  • The luggage compartment looks in smart condition for its age
  • Inside, the seats have been refurbished to a high standard
  • The door cards and cappings look smart
  • We're informed that the folding roof is in good working condition with no tears or heavy wear
  • Fitted with an upholstered safety feature rollbar, which can be removed if desired
  • The original dashboard looks in very good order, as does the original steering wheel
  • Fitted with Yokohoma tyres all round in excellent condition
  • The carpets look in very good order and come with MG overmats
  • Handsome chromework with very few age-related blemishes

The Mechanics

  • 1.8-litre B Series inline-four
  • Four-speed manual gearbox with working overdrive
  • Upgraded with a Kenlow fan, new Acuspark HT leads, electronic ignition, and an electronic fuel pump
  • The cylinder head has been converted to take unleaded fuel
  • Battery isolator fitted
  • The engine compartment has been  detailed and appears in very smart condition for its age
  • The vendor comments that the MG offers a responsive drive, producing the iconic MGB exhaust tone


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make MG
  • Model MGB
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 19,717 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
13 bids from 10 bidders
  • Wa•••• £9,500 26/04/24
  • st•••• £9,000 26/04/24
  • se•••• £8,700 26/04/24
  • da•••• £8,500 26/04/24
  • ni•••• £7,500 26/04/24
  • da•••• £7,050 26/04/24
  • St•••• £6,600 26/04/24
  • da•••• £6,500 26/04/24
  • ji•••• £6,000 26/04/24
  • da•••• £5,800 25/04/24
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