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RMC Classics

Manchester Lancashire

1973 MGB GT- Damask Red, Older Resto, Overdrive - MGBGT MG BGT SOLD

** Many more pictures available via a link on our website – RMC Classics Ltd. The car must be viewed before purchase!**

There’s nothing quite like an early 70s MGB GT. The perfect mix between 60s sportscar design and the refinements of the later cars. These cars are a fantastic investment, with prices rising all of the time. This is one of the later the chrome bumper cars – it is NOT a conversion. If you’re looking for an entry level example to use, enjoy and tinker with – then this is probably the car for you! Painted in one of the nicer 70s shades, Damask Red, means this car attracts a great deal of attention wherever you go.

This car belonged to an octogenarian enthusiast owner and the car was just used on high days and holidays as a toy. Over recent years the car has had a variety of work completed by specialists to ensure it remains usable, this car would make a sound car for regular use, and to be improved as and when you please. We bought the car to undertake a major restoration but have decided that it’s not really in need of such major work – and we’ve got enough on our plate as it is!

Recent works include:

• Service including oil filter and diff oil
• Carburettor balance and tune, ignition timing setup
• Brake refresh including new drilled and slotted discs, new pads, replacement master cylinder
• Steering rack gaiters and track rod ends
• Various bodywork repairs including rear wing repairs and various areas repainted.

The engine starts readily and runs well, ticking over at around 750rpm, just as it should. Oil pressure is excellent and there are no overheating problems whatsoever. The brakes are nice and sharp and the car stops in a straight line. The 4-synchro overdrive gearbox selects gears nicely without fuss and overdrive engages quickly. You can see in the pictures that the engine bay is reasonably tidy and could be detailed further to look very nice indeed.

Bodily, the car is nice and straight but by no means is this a show car! It’s had various repairs carried out over the years – but still presents quite well. There are various areas of bubbling and minor paint flaking - this is not an £10, 000 example. See my extra pictures for more detail. The brightwork cleans up nicely but of course there is minor pitting here and there. The Rostyle wheels are fitted with chrome embellishers. Structurally - again, the car has had various repairs over the years but appears to be solid. It’s nice to see a car that doesn’t have underseal slathered everywhere, so you can see exactly what’s what.

The interior is clean and tidy, but by no means perfect. The seat covers appear to be the originals, and a good quality carpet set has been fitted in recent years. The Panasonic radio works nicely.

Included is various paperwork including MOTs back to the 1990s, and bills for the more recent work. Of course, the car is MOT and tax exempt.

All in all, this is a great entry level car for someone to tinker and fettle with as you please. You won’t find a better sub-£5k MGB! I travel all over the country to view these cars and this one is particularly good for the money I’m asking. If you’re looking for a show-standard car, please double your budget and look elsewhere, but if you’re looking for a relatively tidy, usable car that you can enjoy and improve as you go, then this is probably the car for you!

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