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1966 MGB. No Reserve. Great winter project. Very collectable chrome bumper

1966 MG MGB

Make: MG
Model: MGB
SubModel: Mk 1
Type: Convertible
Year: 1966
Mileage: 101,008
Color: Red
Engine: 1800 cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black with red piping
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: South Bend, Indiana, United States
wire wheels, new seat covers, new tires, Convertible

Description for MG MGB 1966

1966 MGB Roadster Mkl (Convertible) Sports Car

The 1965-67 years are considered among MGB experts to be the “ most desirable models” in the two decades that MGB’s were made, featuring an updated engine and transmission, full chrome, classic black steel dashboard with rocker switches, front anti-roll bar, etc. The MGB’s performance was brisk, aided by the relatively light weight of the car. Handling is and was one of the MGB’s strongest points. The MG engines were upgraded in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft improving reliability. Starting in 68, (after this model), the US-market gradually started to force de-tuning compliance, causing a marked reduction in performance. therefore, this 66 MGB Roadster up for the offering is the “Real Deal full power MGB” vintage collectable British sports car to have for restoration.

Besides being the right year, this is a fairly solid and original B. The interior needs new seat covers (which I have and come with the car) and the rest is in decent shape, has up-graded wood steering wheel ( a vintage wheel comes with it too). The soft top is old and can be used for a while, but should be replaced down the road. She is dress in original red paint and has restored original painted wire wheels and brand new tires! The paint is old, has a few dings/chips, a tiny dent and a small skin crack and fender wing damage ( have new replacement fix panel- see pic) common with roadsters– easily fixed). missing the front apron, but I have a good vintage spare that will go with the car. The rockers have some filler and the pans have some patches, but in all a good car as you can see from the pics I got the car last year to restore it and make a MGB works theme car with OEM racing hardtop, but we are planning to move and I have two other projects underway already, so I have decided to cut her loose to some lucky bidder. With some work this can be a decent driver or do a full restoration – this car is worth it. Do a full re-spray and show the car, or touch up as the market has changed and original paint is considered more desirable now, just like with other antiques. The engine is matching all there and unmolested, has the aluminum hood/bonnet. Engine is free, holds it's fluids and was on the road 5-7 years ago. She was put in storage to get restored, but that did not happen, so it is not currently running, but should not take too much to get her going again - typical restoring things and parts. This is a wonderful unmolested and original 66 MGB full chrome and wire wheels. This is the MGB to restore as 1964-1967 years are the most valuable. The last picture is what I was going to restore her to. 1964-1966 MGB's won many international races and rallys in their class including LeMans and Sebring. Car # GHN3L/ 83774 Eng # 18CB-U-H-36692 ( looks like it was built in the spring of 66)

The typical current average retail price for a good condition 1966 MGB is $19,000.00 (NADA) SO you can see there is lots of room to do a nice restoration and still be well ahead money wise. My opening bid - NO Reserve is set at a very low price for the model year.So happy bidding and someone is going to get a great car to redo and a real good deal! If you know MGBs, you’ll see how great the bones are on this 66.. If you’re new to the MG marque, The MGB is one of the most classically designed, practical (25mpg), reliable (easy to service, readily available parts) and fun sports cars of all time. No wonder they built them for 18 years! And you just found the “best of the breed”! If you ever wanted a classic MGB to do a minor restoration on, this is the one to have. T

The MGB is available for inspection anytime. Please feel free to call Matt at 574-339-4622

A bit of history : When introduced in 1962, the MGB featured an all new unibody body shell sharing many styling cues with its Midget sibling. Mechanically an evolution of the MGA it replaced, the MGB was powered by a 1,798cc B-Series engine rated at 95 bhp and mated to a four-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on the top three gears and an optional overdrive. The independent front suspension used coil springs and lever shock absorbers, while the live rear axle was suspended by leaf springs and lever shocks. Comforts included greater interior and trunk space as well as roll-up windows. Virtually unchanged cosmetically, in 1965 the MGB received a more robust five-main-bearing version of the B-Series engine and was joined by the stylish MGB/GT coupe, which was a Pininfarina-designed mini-grand tourer with a rear hatch. For 1968 MGBs and GTs received an alternator, back-up lights and an all-synchro gearbox, while American market cars were fitted with an emissions air pump and a padded dashboard. For many years MG sold as many MGBs as they could build!