1977 MGB Roadster


  • Subject to extensive 2 year restoration
  • Fully working Overdrive in 3rd & 4th gears
  • Comes with 12 month advisory free MOT
  • Improved driving quality of later model car that has been professionally lowered

The Appeal

The ultimate do it all classic car. The pack leader when it came to lightweight, fun sports cars, the MGB held that title from its first introduction in 1962 and still proudly carries the legacy to this day. 95 horsepower and a simple body design were all that was needed to provide unrivalled levels of enjoyment for anyone who had the pleasure of getting behind the wheel, especially in its open top roadster format.

A chrome bumper conversion car, this 1977 Roadster combines the greatly improved driving pleasure of a later with the oh so wonderful early chrome bumper styling to create a simply perfect MGB. Having been subjected to a high quality extensive restoration over the last two years, this British icon must be one of the best MGBs available today and with a 12 month advisory free MOT is ready to be enjoyed from the first moment of ownership.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 05/03/1977
  • Originally a rubber bumper car which has since been converted to the far more preferable chrome bumper style
  • Subject to an extensive restoration over the past two years
  • Large collection of photos of the aforementioned restoration process which are attached to this listing
  • Current MOT valid with no advisories until May 2024
  • MOT records indicate very little mileage amassed in recent years
  • V5 registration document also present with the vehicle
  • Due to the vehicles age it is tax and MOT exempt

The Interior

  • Incredibly clean, highly presentable interior space
  • Rich black upholstery throughout, notably lacking in wear or blemishing
  • Seating boasts great levels of comfort and exhibits high quality stitching and cushioning
  • Two matching black door panels in great form with clean and neat black door furniture
  • Clean black dash panel, which appears free from harsh UV damage of cracking
  • A true stand out piece within the cabin has to be the wood rimmed Mountney steering wheel which is undoubtedly an excellent addition to the car
  • Interior trim is all of a great, clean quality
  • Central switchgear cluster presents and lacks the signs of use one expects from a car of this age
  • Sizeable boot area which holds the full size spare wheel and relevant tools
  • Boot floors appear to be in good solid form

The Exterior

  • Marvellous exterior styling, one of the most iconic shapes in classic motoring
  • Finished in a wonderful dark shade of British Racing Green, arguably the best colour for a classic British sports car
  • Taken down to bare metal and resprayed during the restoration process
  • Converted to chrome bumpers which are of an exceptionally high quality
  • Paintwork is of an equally great standard as is the rest of the chrome trim placed around the car
  • Panel gaps appear consistent throughout
  • The car sits on four excellent refurbished wire wheels with chrome knock off caps
  • Fitted with new hood with zip out rear window
  • Roof opens, unlatches and closes well and with ease
  • Badging and glass work mirror the high standard the rest of the car sits in

The Mechanics

  • Fitted with the legendary 1.8 litre B-Series engine
  • Engine famed for its perfect blend of performance, economy and longevity
  • Backed by a wealth of enthusiast and parts support
  • Subject to underside restoration and fitted with new floors
  • Working overdrive in 3rd and 4th gear
  • Green stuff brake pads with braided hoses fitted all round
  • Engine removed and block painted
  • New trunnions on rear suspension
  • Vendor reports of a wonderful driving experience; raw and endlessly fun, the kind that one only gets with a classic MG
  • Fitted with brand new SU carburettors
  • Engine and underside present in very clean order
  • 12 month advisory free MOT for mechanical peace of mind for the next owner


MGB’s have an uncanny knack for selling themselves, having built up a legendary reputation as one of the all time great British classics, they tick all of the important boxes the discerning classic buyer could require and provide excellent value for money over many other British counterparts.

Fresh from an extensive two year restoration SVW 298R is surely one of the best Roadsters available on the market today. With an advisory free MOT stretching well into May 2024, the next owner can drive this wonderful example of a British icon for many years and many miles with the dynamic benefit of a later rubber bumper car, without the compromise on style.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make MG
  • Model MGB Roadster
  • Colour British Racing Green
  • Odometer 17,298 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Finchley
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • ni•••• £12,750 06/06/23
  • Da•••• £12,500 06/06/23
  • ni•••• £12,250 06/06/23
  • Mi•••• £12,000 06/06/23
  • Mi•••• £11,750 06/06/23
  • Da•••• £11,500 06/06/23
  • Mi•••• £11,499 06/06/23
  • Da•••• £11,250 06/06/23
  • Da•••• £11,000 05/06/23
  • si•••• £10,750 02/06/23

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