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British Racing Green, Wire wheels, Leather, Overdrive 4 syncro gearbox

Photo record of full strip down restoration and bare metal respray with loads of service history

Lovely paintwork

Last owner for 12 years

Black interior piped in white is lovely and in excellent condition

Just MOT’d and serviced!



Original 48,000 low milleage!!

2 OWNERS from new


MG B Roadster, 1970, fitted with overdrive and wire wheels

Lovely Old English White paintwork; Bare metal respray completed 2022

Black interior in excellent condition, new hood just fitted, good chrome work throughout


Mineral Blue MG B Roadster Mk1 – non overdrive, but fitted with wire wheels & leather

Total body restoration in 2011 less than 2000 miles ago and still in excellent condition;

Rebuilt engine fitted in 2012 and only driven 1000 miles;

New chrome work; New black leather/piped in blue; New hood

New wire wheels; New tyres


A lovely early chrome bumper MG B GT in black with overdrive and wire wheels

Total respray last year and in excellent condition with no rust bubbles on the paintwork.

Rebuilt unleaded engine and 4 syncro overdrive gearbox, fully serviced and drives well

Black interior in lovely condition

New chrome work


Tartan Red, Overdrive, Leather

Body and paintwork in lovely condition with no rust on the panels; Underwent a complete respray in Feb 2022; Mechanically in good condition with overdrive gearbox; Good strong oil pressure; Engine compartment very clean and body colour!

Engine rebuilt in 2015 and done 5K miles!

Most of the chrome work is in good condition, although the rear bumper has lost its shine.

Leather seats in black with red piping, with matching door trim and black carpet.

We can convert to wires if preferred for an additional cost.

MG R V8 – 62k miles and in exceptionally good condition; One of only 1983 manufactured so a rare and appreciating classic car.

Excellent bodywork with lovely paintwork; New rear window in the hood.

The engine “rumbles” like a V8 should, and the car drives really well and spec states 0-60 in 5.9 seconds; Fitted with the later R380 5 speed gearbox.

Nice stone leather interior and the walnut has been restored and looks lovely; Very nice mohair hood with zip out rear window.

“RV8” number plate included!

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To help clean up London’s air, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, exempt Christmas day. However, if your classic MG is classed as Historic, which all models of MGB are because they are more than 40 years old, they are ULEZ exempt.

The first six months of 2021 were quite unlike the first six months of 2020. Most would prefer to put behind them the difficulties faced last year, as the early signs of a global pandemic became apparent and disruption to normal life took hold. This year, there has been more to cheer about. Football gave the nation a welcome lift, if not the fairytale ending, lockdown restrictions are set to lift and events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and British Grand Prix have sped off the start line.

Judged on the results of sales, car enthusiasts and investors alike have put their foot down and given the classic car market an appreciable boost. Prices of MGBs, particularly the GT model are still rising, so get in there quickly as the’re still an good investment opportunity.

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