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1974 MGB - New Main Bearings, Seals, etc - Complete Rebuild 2017 - Records

1974 MG MGB B

Condition: Used
Make: MG
Model: MGB
SubModel: Roadster
Type: Convertible
Trim: B
Year: 1974
Mileage: 30,000
VIN: GHN5UE356018G
Color: Yellow
Engine: 1.8 liter twin carbs
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for MG MGB 1974

WAY too many modifications and restorations have been done to this sweet little daily driver, but I will try.
First of all, I bought this car not long ago because my initials are MGB and I was born in 1974. But, I must pass this one along for now as I am in the midst of a real estate purchase and need the funds. (After driving it almost daily and tinkering with it, I know I will be looking for another in the not-so-distant future.)
The previous owner provided decades of records and had over $10,000 invested in the last few years (I will provide those to the new owner as well). This classic car has a nice custom/modern look with the matte black windshield surround, air dam, and interior. I cannot drive it without being barraged by compliments!
The previous owner had it for over 30 years from what I see. He had the entire engine rebuilt less than 5 years ago and added a new head from Moss (the MGB parts store online) with revised combustion chambers, hardened valve seats/guides, polished ports, etc. It came with the sought after Tourist Trophy stainless header and exhaust system. The ignition was also replaced with the Pertronix Flame Thrower coil and electronic distributor. An upgraded aluminum radiator was also added with auxiliary electronic fan. (Great for rush hour stand-still traffic.)
New floor pans had been installed and the frame seems completely rust free now (see underside photo). The interior and top were also completely replaced. They both look fantastic!
I added a Sony stereo with Bluetooth and USB port (for charging your phone). The front speakers are Sony Explod 4-1/2" triaxial and the rear are Sony Xplod 6"x9" triaxials in professional enclosures. I also added an 8" SAS Bazooka subwoofer in the trunk - which sits nicely next to the spare tire.
I have also installed the Sebring "Works" style clear headlight covers and hood (bonnet) strap (see photos - some of the later ones show these). I striped the car with matte black vinyl - which can easily be removed if you don't like the look.
I recently added the alloy valve cover and K&N cold air intake system. The car runs nicely with traffic and has no problem getting up to speed.
This 1974 MGB has the desired metal bumpers and a beautiful gold/yellow paint job with a nice metallic depth. It shows nicely! (The bumper over-riders are like new and come with the car - should you want to re-install them. It just looks clean and flush without them. This was the last of the MGB's with the British ride height and those bumpers. In late 1974 the raised the car 1" and added large rubber bumpers to meet U.S. standards.)
PLEASE NOTE: The mileage is an estimate. Again, the engine was completely rebuiltthis year (see receipts)and the previous owner replaced the gauges with a modern Auto Meter set.
*I just added a few photos of recent receipts for the engine work in the last year. I also added on from back in 2001 with the same owner. He had the car for almost all of its years.I also wanted to add that the tires still have those rubber "hairs on them". Really fresh. I recently installed new plugs, wires, fan belt, and distributor cap. This car really has almost everything new.