1975 MGB Roadster


  • Impressive British roadster in Racing Green
  • 1.8L B-Series I4 powerplant with 4-speed manual transmission
  • Great period condition with plenty of originality

The Appeal

One of the world’s most ubiquitous classics - the MG B first hit the market in 1962, and practically set the world on fire. It was a golden age for the British roadster, and these best-selling cars managed to shift over half a million during their 18-year run. Characterful, stylish and simply loaded with fun, they remain one of Britain’s most famous cars.

This example, picked out in the ever-enduring British Racing Green, comes to us in fine order, and is a highly usable example that’s clamouring to hit the road with its lucky new owner. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1975
  • Previously registered overseas
  • Arrived in the UK in 1992
  • In current ownership for seven years, according to the vendor
  • Currently indicates 10,665 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Sadly we can’t verify the car’s actual mileage
  • Car was converted to chrome bumpers from its original plastic ‘big bumpers’
  • MOT exempt and last tested in 2018
  • Car’s paperwork includes:
    • Extensive service and maintenance history from 2003 to 2006
    • A selection of other invoices
    • Original Irish registration documents
    • A selection of Irish test certificates
    • 2009 tax disc
    • V5c document

The Interior

  • Stylish black period interior
  • All in good condition throughout with only minor signs of wear
  • Dashboard in good order with clean, easy-to-read instruments
  • We’ve no reports of any technical issues to the car’s equipment
  • Original branded steering wheel in situ
  • The seats are grey corded fabric with black leather headrests
  • Seats are free of rips and tears with only light signs of use
  • Carpets are in good order with no significant holes
  • The door cards carry extensive creasing but present well 
  • Boot is in good solid order with a mallet and excellent spare wheel 

The Exterior 

  • Classic MG B proportions and bodywork, picked out in British Racing Green
  • No obvious dents and dings we can highlight
  • Paintwork in good order with only light signs of use
  • Chromework creates a fabulous contrast and carries only slight patina
  • The glasswork and lenses all look in good order
  • The MG branding is all present and correct
  • Soft top is new and looks in excellent condition
  • The car is sat on period-accurate wire wheels which are in good order
  • Shod in a good set of Goodwear tyres
  • Underneath, the car carries some light corrosion though nothing of concern

The Mechanics 

  • 1.8L B-Series I4 powerplant 
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Engine bay looks in good order with MG branding present and correct
  • Some light, isolated areas of surface corrosion
  • The vendor notes that the car has never given trouble during his 7-year ownership
  • The car is reportedly holding a good oil pressure with no leaks or issues
  • The engine bay still has the car’s original plates and stickers on display
  • Ultimately this looks like a superb, highly original example


An excellent, solid example of a British roadster - this MG B is a great contender for a drivable daily classic, and is bound to attract plenty of admiring glances while you indulge yourself in traditional top-down summer motoring. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1975
  • Make MG
  • Model MGB
  • Colour British Racing Green
  • Odometer 10,665 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Tyrone
  • Location Northern Ireland
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
4 bids from 2 bidders
  • elis £9,000 22/09/23
  • tracker•••• £5,000 22/09/23
  • elis £4,000 21/09/23
  • tracker•••• £1,000 21/09/23

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