1975 MG B GT 1.8 Coupe


  • Gorgeous restored example 
  • Lots of invoices and restoration photos
  • 1,860cc ‘fast road’ engine
  • Power steering conversion


The MGB is Britain’s archetypal classic car, and for a very good reason. With around 25,000 survivors, it’s both an easy and effortless classic to own, with an industry built up around its survival and a thriving owners’ scene.

Introduced in 1962, it instantly became the most popular British sports car, enjoying an incredible production run of 19 years thanks to its Pininfarina-styled good looks and its simple, easy-to-maintain engineering.

The fixed-roof MGB GT came three years after the hatch and sported a ground-breaking “greenhouse” rear end, also designed by the Italian styling house. With its hinged rear window and flat-folding single-piece 2+2 seat, it offered surprisingly useful amounts of luggage space yet maintained the B Roadster’s sporty driving characteristics.

This example is a 1975 model that original had the black polyurethane bumpers found on later MGBs, but was subject to a comprehensive restoration between 2015 and 2018, during which it was converted to a more traditional chrome bumper style. It has also recently had a power steering conversion – just part of the £15,000 worth of documented work carried out on the car in the past decade.

It's in stunning condition and wants for nothing.
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  • Fully restored between 2015 and 2018
  • Photographic record of rebuild, respray and engine work
  • UK V5C 
  • Tax and MOT exempt – but vendor has just had the car MOT’d ready for sale and it has a test valid until April 2024
  • Huge file of invoices and receipts from restoration and subsequent maintenance
  • Lots of old MOT certificates
  • Large file of historic invoices and bills
  • Original old V5 and owner’s handbook
  • Haynes manual and parts catalogue
  • Invoices for more recent work in recent years totalling over £15,000, including a £4,500 bodywork restoration bill


  • Ribbed velour seats with head restraints
  • Three-spoke sports steering wheel
  • Period 1980s Philips radio-cassette
  • Excellent carpets and door cards
  • Black crackle-finish dashboard
  • Later-style rotary heater controls
  • Webasto roof in working order
  • Rubber MGB tailored floor mats
  • Spare wheel and tool kit


  • Superb quality restoration 
  • Repainted in original Leyland Bracken at a cost of over £4,500
  • New panels and floors all-round
  • Appears excellent underneath
  • All chrome and trim in excellent condition
  • Rostyle sports wheels with good tyres all round


  • 1,860cc ‘Fast Road’ version of the BMC/Leyland B-Series engine supplied and fitted by Moto-Build in Surrey
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Switchable overdrive on third and fourth 
  • Oselli power steering conversion, which makes the car far more usable as a day-to-day vehicle
  • Vendor reports that the car starts and runs well and is extremely usable


The quality of this car speaks for itself – it’s a superb quality restoration with a fully rebuilt 1,860cc engine for improved performance, and a comprehensive, extensive and expensive bodywork rebuild carried out in fairly recent memory. The car has been carefully looked after and garage-stored since and is presented for sale in absolutely wonderful condition.
Throw in the stacks of historic paperwork that the car comes with and the added usability provided by the power steering conversion and you end up with a great MGB GT that you can really make the most of – a lovely car in superb condition, and one that needs nothing other than to be enjoyed. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1975
  • Make MG
  • Model B GT 1.8 Coupe
  • Colour Bracken
  • Odometer 89,599 Miles
  • Engine size 1,860cc
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Newport Pagnell
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
29 bids
  • ro•••• £9,600 02/06/23
  • Sa•••• £9,500 02/06/23
  • Sa•••• £9,400 02/06/23
  • ro•••• £9,300 02/06/23
  • ro•••• £9,200 02/06/23
  • Sa•••• £9,100 02/06/23
  • ro•••• £9,000 02/06/23
  • ro•••• £8,900 02/06/23
  • Sa•••• £8,800 02/06/23
  • ro•••• £8,750 02/06/23

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