MGB Roadster 1972 / Sympathetically refreshed by Specialist! For Sale

£15,750 Asking price

Signature Automobiles


MGB Roadster 1972 / Sympathetically refreshed by Specialist! For Sale

  • Right Hand Drive
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • 34,115 Miles
  • Petrol
  • United Kingdom


MGB Roadster / Convertible UK RHD / 1972 Chrome Bumper / Sympathetically refreshed by Specialist & Fantastic Condition! £15, 750.

We are extremely proud to offer this superb MGB roadster in the most desirable colour combination of Flame red, complemented by a black piped red interior, leather rimmed Motolita steering wheel & chrome wire wheels. This is a 4 speed example with working overdrive, so in effect it has it all!

Manufactured on the 29th March 1972 & dispatched to W. H. Alexander, Belfast in April 1972 according to the accompanying Heritage Certificate which also confirms it was Flame red from the factory!

This original RHD UK spec chrome bumper model has been with its current gentlemen owner residing Flintwick – Beds since he purchased it from Allon White Sports Cars in Cranfield – Beds, a renowned Morgan & Lotus specialist.
He purchased it July 2019 prior to the first lockdown for the princely sum of £13, 750 & this splendid example comes with all the paperwork from Allon White, including the bill of sale, Warranty & the full inspection & works undertaken by them at point of sale which included an MOT, front wheel bearings, fixing the heater, full service & a list of other items amounting to £890. 00

The current owner has used it sparingly to say the least & very infrequently during the 2 lockdown periods that followed his purchase, but kept it fully garaged in the period. Its previous owner was actually quite local also, she resided in St Albans. Looking at the weighty well-presented history file, he has maintained it regardless of cost & in August 2020 had a new water pump, fan & fan belt fitted at £522. 72.

Looking through the most impressive history file which dates back to the mid 1980’s, it shows this splendid example has been well cared for & maintained as one would expect, as along with the 21 past MOT’s there are over 170 invoices mainly from well-known MG specialists tracking its life to date.

Some of the key points to note are an engine replacement by the Rugby MG Centre in 1992, a well-respected company. The mileage was reset to zero at that time, so the current mileage of 34, 115 is since that point in time. In August 2008 the vehicle received £2, 583 worth of work, which included the gearbox & overdrive unit being renewed. It has also received an electronic ignition & single 12V battery conversion.

Since being in our possession, we have been meticulous with our further preparation by undertaking the following works. Undertaken a full & thorough external repaint to show standards costing us over £2, 500 at trade rates. The vehicle had collected a few little nicks & hairline scratches, along with in our opinion localised paint rectification over the years.

So we thought this fantastic example deserved a proper repaint to our standards in Flame red – BLVC 61, the original colour code. We also replaced all 6 side trim chrome blades & our chromer Roy polished the front & rear bumpers along with the headlamp bezels & other eternal chrome fittings. He also polished the front grille & associated badges. We also fitted new number plates. Our highly experienced trimmer fitted new Perspex windows to the beautiful as new mohair soft top & our interior trimmer Terry also made a new 8 piece boot carpet set finished in black & piped in red. We also fitted matching front over mats. A new MG gear knob to suit, new horns, bonnet catch, rad support arms, rad cap, diaphragm top rubber, 2No. brake fluid reservoir caps & a decal set. We also fitted a new ignition lock along with a new premium 12V battery.

We fully balanced & tuned the carbs to get this fantastic vehicle purring! Fitted a new premium Lucas coil, new thermostat housing & gasket, full service including plugs, oil filer & change with premium oil, checked over the brakes & also gave this impressive example a light coat of Wurth underseal to the underside & arches. We also fitted a new leather MG key ring, new Thor mallet for those beautiful chrome spinners & a period correct tool pouch to store it in, along with the jack & brace & first aid kit. We conducted a full check over & test & our auto electrician Eddy removed the Clifford alarm, which was driving me mad & rectified all the accumulated wiring issues, so all electrics now work as they should! We treated the vehicle to a full Swissvax application on completion to the glorious new paintwork - So as you can imagine this stunning example wants for nothing!

The vehicle comes complete with a most impressive history file containing, current V5C, past V5C, Recent HPI Clear report. V11Z Tax docs. Insurance docs. Current MOT, 21 previous MOT’s, British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate. The Allon White Sports Cars Invoice, Warranty documents, Invoice for inspection & works noted, 170 invoices dating back to the mid 1980’s. Plus photos of the car in our workshops being prepared & painted. There are also quite a few little plaques from shows it’s attended & such like, which are always a good sign!

MG Flame red paintwork with a black piped red interior. With matching OE carpet set including the new boot set & a new Perspex windows fitted to the as new mohair soft top. A lovely black full tonnue & matching soft top cover also accompany the car.

Well detailed engine bay & colour coded boot void under the new carpet set!

The vehicle has excellent chrome wire wheels shod in new looking matching premium tyres with freshly rechromed spinners.
Fire extinguisher fitted.

P700 Headlamps fitted.

Fresh MOT conducted by ourselves naturally with no advisories.

ULEZ exempt, MOT exempt & Historic (Free) Road Tax. You don’t get a cheaper vehicle to run!

4 speed with working Overdrive – New 12 Volt battery & conversion.

Pioneer CD unit fitted & tested.

The vehicle is on the button and ready for those European tours. It is by far the best driving MGB we have had the pleasure in offering.

It certainly is an honest, genuine cherished example & looks resplendent. It has excellent panel fit, structure & undercarriage. There may be cheaper examples out there, but they won’t be in this league - This one is not to be missed!

This stunning car is ready to show or just use on a daily basis. The car is on the button & ready to go, if it doesn’t get the asking price, I will keep this car in my own collection…

You could actually use this example for everyday use, transportation to the Revival, or as a contender at classic car shows & be proud of it in any circumstance.

As we are a Mercedes Pagoda and R107 specialist we are always happy to part exchange one of these type of cars or indeed any classic car of excellent quality, so please don’t miss this most fastidious example of the iconic MGB Roadster. This vehicle is exceptional value, try & find another as original & tax exempt Please remember you get what you pay for. Our cars are handpicked by a marquee expert & we turn down 8 or 9 out of every 10 cars offered. The cars we sell, are we believe the best of their type & are here to be viewed & driven in the UK. This takes the gamble out of buying a car direct from Europe sight unseen. Our stock comes fully de-registered from the country of origin with the ACI fee paid, UK MOTd, test driven, serviced & detailed. Don’t confuse them with other cars on the internet which have had dubious restorations & are offered with a low asking price. We have had 2 clients bring such cars to us recently bought direct from Italy & both were severe MOT failures with a list of faults ranging from no reverse gear to an undercarriage that requires total replacement. You have been warned! There is always a reason why a car is being sold cheaply! Again you get what you pay for

More photos available upon request, PX always considered.

Can be viewed at any reasonable time by prior appointment.

We will always buy back cars we have previously sold.

Delivery by road, or packed and shipped, or air freight all possible by arrangement at excellent rates, car is ready to drive away today or be delivered to your door.

We are always keen to purchase Mercedes Benz Pagodas (W113) or late 300SL (R107) models, so please give us a call for a friendly chat if you are considering selling, we would love to hear from you. We also hold many parts in stock for the above models & have our own restoration facilities, where we restore these glorious old Mercedes to Stuttgart factory standards.

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