Improved driving quality of later model car that has been professionally lowered
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.
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
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
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
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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1977 MGB Roadster
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