Tempting Tiger: 1977 MG MGB V8 5-Speed Restomod – Sold?

by | Dec 2021 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

January 14, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Drive a late 1970s vintage MGB and two things you’ll like want to do is add more power and backdate the black safety bumpers to proper chrome units.  We’re pleased to report both of those items have been checked off in this V8-swapped 1977 MGB originally listed in December 2021 on Craigslist in the SoHo section of New York City. In one of the pictures, the seller provides a nice summary of all of the modifications made to this MGB that is worth a look-over. The seller reports the conversion features a 3.5L V8 and 5-speed donated from a Land Rover.

Currently offered for $19,500, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their TR250 priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $15,100 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $20,700 for a stock example.  Conversely, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a much different assessment as in this case the asking price is nearly five thousand dollars above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $14,600, however, the premium requested here is for the upgraded powertrain and chrome bumper backdating.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“For sale professionally custom built 1977 MGB with a Land Rover V8 5 speed transmission shortened Mustang rear lowered suspension upgraded brakes Nice Mags & Tires very fast runs and drives excellent Like a ” Tigèr ” rust-free exterior nice black paint custom louvered Hood fitted with older style chrome bumpers a list of all work done included in photos* Please message with a number where you can be reached to speak Thank You”

Show or go: what would you do with this V8-Powered 1977 MGB Restomod?  Comment below and let us know!


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