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1976 MG MGB One Owner, 1400 Miles!

1976 MG MGB --

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGB
Type: One Owner, 1400 Miles!
Trim: --
Year: 1976
Mileage: 1,416
VIN: GHN5UG403482G
Color: Blue
Engine: 1.8L I4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Roadster
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Description for MG MGB 1976

1976 MGB One Owner "Garage Find" Only 1,416 Original Miles! 100% Original Glacier White / Black Leather Just Serviced CONSIGNMENT SALE Vin # GHN5UG403482G Body #: GU231-063245P Evolve Motors & Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1976 MGB! Backstory: There's a pretty great story, or I guess you could say lack thereof, behind this car. We were so perplexed by the fact that this car has only been driven 1400 miles since new, so we asked the owner how he could possibly put so few miles on it. He said he purchased the car new from Fohrman Imports on Fullerton Ave in Chicago in 1976, drove the car for a couple of months, decided he didn't like it, and tucked it away in his warehouse. That's it that's all folks. There it has sat, in a dry, climate-controlled warehouse (he runs his business out of this same warehouse) ever since it was essentially a brand new car. When we went to retrieve the car, it was just as he had left it back in the late 1970s, license plates with stickers expiring in 1980 and all. You may have seen the outstanding 9,000 mile Porsche 911 "garage find" we just sold; this car is part of that same collection. Since taking the car out of storage, we have gone through it and gotten it road ready; while there are flat spots on the original Pirellis, we have opted to leave them on for the sake of maintaining complete originality. We do have a full service shop here at our facility, so we can mount new tires if the buyer would like, but we think the car is just awesome exactly as is, in it's time-capsule-like state. Work we have performed in order to get the car back on the road is as follows: - Drain and refill fuel tank, replace multiple fuel and vacuum lines - Replace fuel filter and fuel supply line - Clean and rebuild fuel pump - Change oil and filter - Replace battery with Interstate MT24 - Re-core original radiator - Flush and refill coolant - Replace signal flasher relay - Clean interior, buff, polish, and wax exterior Exterior: Once trailering the car back to our shop, we blasted the dust off with compressed air then washed, buffed, and waxed the car. The car now looks absolutely phenomenal. Glacier white is a really interesting color, it looks white at first glance but once you take a second to really look closely, there's the slightest hint of light blue. There are no spots of touch up on this car; as confirmed with an elcometer, paint is 100% original. There are a few small blemishes on the car, all of which we've provided close-ups of. Blemishes include a chip on the driver's door, a light scratch on the hood, a tiny bit of curb rash on the passenger rear wheel, and some chipping on the very bottom of the passenger rear quarter, just behind the passenger rear wheel. That is absolutely all of the blemishes; other than these very minor items, this car is as-new. There are no dents or dings on the car, the body is perfectly straight. Black convertible top is in great shape, though there is one tiny, tiny tear on a crease on the driver's side. Photo provided. Black leather boot cover is as-new. Interior: This car was stored in a climate-controlled warehouse with the top and windows up. The interior is extremely impressive. A true time capsule. This totally mint interior was a real treat to see while the exterior of the car was caked in nearly 40 years of dust. Other than a little wear on the driver's side floormat, this car's interior is every bit as perfect as it was in 1976. Odometer, which is functional and correct, reads an absolutely hilarious 1416 miles from new. All leather is perfect throughout; no scuffs on the outer bolsters or lower door panels. Leather still has a nice bright shine to it. Everything works in the interior, this includes fan/heat/defrost, radio, wipers, all lights inside and out, and all gauges. Windows are roll-ups and track nicely. Under the Hood / Underbody: With the exception of the bumpy ride from the old tires, this car feels fantastic on the road. It starts right up, idles steady and cool, and shifts extremely smooth. The car tracks straight under both acceleration and braking. There are no leaks. The underbody is consistent with the rest of the car, it's in excellent shape. No damage, no rust of any sort, not even light surface rust. This car is every bit as clean underneath as you would hope from a car that has been in climate-controlled storage since it was, for all intents and purposes, a new car. With any further requests, questions, or to discuss purchasing, please reach out to Jake at 773-273-8257. Please take a good look through the photos and video we've provided and feel free to reach out to discuss the car. Car will be sold with original manual, service booklet, and original selling dealer inspection report.