NO RESERVE - 1975 MGB GT Jubilee Edition Restoration Project

Photos provided by the seller

Highlights


  • Rare specification
  • Gold badges, wheels and dashboard plaque
  • Partially resprayed

The Appeal


The quintessential British sports car needs no introduction. This MGB GT was manufactured in Abingdon in 1975 and is a special edition to celebrate fifty years since Cedil Kimber founded Morris Garages. This model featured many features which set it apart from other MGBs, including the gold painted wheels, gold badges and distinctive paint scheme. 

This particular car has been undergoing restoration and is seeking a new owner to finish the project.  Once complete, it will be a great example of this rare version of Britain’s favourite classic car.  

The History and Paperwork


  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Last MoT expired in 2018
  • Nine former keepers
  • Many invoices and MoT certificates

The Interior


  • Gold Jubilee badge on dashboard
  • Heated rear screen

The Jubilee MGBs were sold with all the bells and whistles when new, including full carpeting, heated rear screen, and even headrests. 

The interior of this car is well-worn, with the cloth seats ripped in a few places and the dashboard in need of a thorough clean.

But most importantly, everything appears to be largely present and correct, even the distinctive gold jubilee badge remains on the dashboard – these were not fitted in the factory, instead being sent out to dealers.  

The Exterior 


  • Initial respray work completed
  • Glass sunroof
  • Fixtures and fittings present

Work has been started on the exterior of the vehicle. The car currently wears a coat of primer and is awaiting application of its original British racing green paintwork and decals. 

Most of the exterior fittings are not currently mounted but are still with the car. This includes the rubber bumpers, which this model was one of the first to wear. 

A glass sunroof has been fitted and the vendor states that it remains in good working order. And of course the gold painted wheels are a fantastic finishing touch. Reassuringly an invoice is present for four new tyres fitted in 2019.

The Mechanics 


  • 1.8-litre engine
  • Overdrive gearbox fitted when new
  • Engine replaced

In addition to the cosmetic enhancements to the Jubilee edition, the drivetrain benefitted from an overdrive gearbox as standard. This allows for relaxed motorway cruising and a significant reduction in fuel consumption. 

The vendor believes that the car has received a replacement engine at some point in its life. He informs us that the car is mechanically very good, with everything working as it should. 

Summary


This Jubilee edition MGB GT is something a little different. It offers the opportunity for the next owner to complete its restoration to the standard they desire, reassured by the brilliant availability of spare parts and expertise.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1975
  • Make MG
  • Model B GT Jubilee Edition
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 308 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
11 bids from 4 bidders
  • Le•••• £1,000 21/08/22
  • Ba•••• £900 21/08/22
  • Le•••• £800 21/08/22
  • Co•••• £700 21/08/22
  • ja•••• £600 20/08/22
  • Le•••• £500 20/08/22
  • ja•••• £499 20/08/22
  • Le•••• £400 20/08/22
  • ja•••• £300 20/08/22
  • Le•••• £200 20/08/22

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