Author Archive: James Barton

Author Archives for James Barton

Croydon Classics has been trading for more than 30 years and attained a vast knowledge of the MG marque and specifically the MGBs.

If you are considering an MGB purchase and would like peace of mind, take a look at some of the most recent reviews for Croydon Classics Reviews which have been received from our customers.

MG B GT in glacier white fitted with overdrive

Body work in very good condition and the engine runs very well with strong oil pressure, and showing 67k miles on the clock

New front and rear suspension components; Stainless steel exhaust system.

Rust free engine compartment painted to match the body colour; Sills and floor pans in excellent condition.

Navy blue interior in great condition; New chrome work and grill; Refurbished Rostyle Wheels fitted with decent tyres.

 

VW Camper, T2, Bay Window

Total body rebuild, including new panels, new chassis parts, new floors, etc., etc.

Please call James for further information

If you are interested in one of our cars, then I can take a high quality 360 video of any car that we have in stock, and send it to you via email, or message me via WhatsApp. My number is 07990 977197. I can also arrange UK nationwide, or mainland European delivery at very competitive rates.

 

Rare factory MG B GT in black fitted with a Webasto sunroof

Bodywork restored and resprayed a couple of years ago and has beautiful paintwork.

Fitted with a low mileage unleaded engine and fully functional overdrive gear box; Running with 70Ibs oil pressure!

Lovely interior with red carpet and black seats piped in red; Brand new head lining and Webasto sunroof in immaculate condition

Rostyle wheels shot blasted and powder coated, in immaculate condition

 

 

This time last year, it was reported that nearly every metric in the UK classic car market had increased in 2022. Despite the climbing cost of living, growing economic uncertainty, and almost weekly political leadership changes in the UK, nearly every segment of the classic car market continued its post-Covid boom. It seemed that collector vehicle values were immune to the realities of the world.

But of course, they weren’t. Throughout 2023, Hagerty has tracked a correcting market where sellers’ expectations were not, in many cases, being met by potential buyers’ willingness to part with cash that had become more expensive to borrow. The demographic needle has also shifted rapidly to point toward millennials as being the new driving force (excuse the pun) behind the classic car market, fuelling (same) the rise in new market segments and more vocal concerns about sustainability. The result was a year of correction, something that many people argued was long [...]

MG B GT, 1969, Flame red, fitted with overdrive and wire wheels

Bodywork professionally rebuilt to a high standard with new sills, front and complete rear wings, new doors; Paintwork is stunning.

Reconditioned unleaded engine and new clutch fitted last year; Many other new mechanical parts

New black piped in white interior with new carpet; New chrome work

Powder coated wire wheels in good condition with good tyres

 

An early Mk1 MG B GT fitted with overdrive, and wire wheels

Undergoing a full restoration and bare metal respray, new floors, new sills, etc. Professionally resprayed in a oven carried out in February 2024.

Black/piped in blue leather interior; New carpet, etc. Original 1960s Banjo style steering wheel; New front and rear screen rubbers! New chrome – front & rear bumpers, etc.

The attached photos show the car pre and during restoration

Completion due in MARCH 2024

Fitted with overdrive and wire wheels

Bare metal respray last year and structurally in very good condition

Engine runs well with strong oil pressure; Overdrive kicks in when engaged; New clutch and brake master cylinders

New carpet, new hood and hood frame, Mota Lita style wooden steering wheel

 

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