Seven Months Gone: 1972 MG MGB Restored – Sold!
April 10th Update: when we first featured this Sebring-Style restored ’72 MGB, the current caretaker hopes to get $20,000 for it. Seven months on, he must have stored the car all winter and is still trying to sell the car at a lower $18,500 asking price. We’ve updated several pictures and the description below where needed. Good luck with the purchase!
Listed on Stratford, Connecticut is this completely restored, 1972 MGB the private seller is is now hoping to get $18,500 for, which relies on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide means it’s still priced about halfway between the #1 “Concours” level of $26,800 and the #2 “Excellent” value of $16,200.
In 1962 Morris Garages, better known as simply “MG”, introduced its new MGB. While mechanically similar to the car it replaced, the new MGB incorporated modern unit-body construction (the MGA used body-on-frame) that featured roll-up windows. By making better use of space the MGB offered more passenger and luggage space than the MGA despite being three inches shorter in overall length. The modern design proved popular over the years and with minor changes the MG remained in production through model year 1980, making it Great Britain’s best-selling medium-sized sports car of all time.
The current caretaker of this MGB proudly reports the restoration was a six-year, no expense spared project that is fully documented and is included with the sale. The most obvious upgrade is the custom leather and wool interior and tonneau courtesy of Prestige Auto in England while the 72 spoke chrome and stainless MGC wire wheels really set this MGB apart. We love how the owner elected to set his MGB without bumpers similar to Sebring Style racers, however, the original units come as part of the sale. Finally, the engine contains a number of upgrades too numerous to repeat here but likely make this MGB really sing at speed overstock. The seller reports if his asking price is met he will also include a black label factory overdrive transmission, uninstalled, as part of the purchase. This MGB is a nicely upgraded example that will provide its next caretaker with a much better driving experience and interior comfort over any stock alternative you can buy.
Good luck with the purchase!
Here is the seller’s latest description:
This was a 6 year, no-expense spared labor of love restoration. Far too many parts to list but some of the highlights are.
– Sebring racing front & rear (original bumpers included)
– 72 spoke chrome & stainless 18” MGC wire wheels
– New Dunlop tires
– Custom leather and wool interior from Prestige Auto in England
– Leather Moto Lita steering wheel from England
– Peco race headers and full exhaust from England
– fully rebuilt motor with .30 over pistons, new bearing, fast road cam, rebuilt head, etc…
– re-cored radiator
– Custom tonneau cover and matching soft top from Prestige Auto in England
– Polly busing on all suspension parts
– new front coils
– Rebuilt HIF4 carbs (rebuilt by Jimmy Hilton – British carb legend)
– 45D distributor recurved by British ignition experts Advanced Distributors
All restoration work photographed and all receipts kept.
Restoration photos available upon request.”
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