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1967 MG MGB Roadster Mk1

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£11,660

  • Mileage~82,087
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.8-litres
  • LocationBrigg

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1967 MG MGB Roadster Mk1

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Introduction

Tom Valle
Professional Consigner

The MGB may be ubiquitous, but it's also a popular and affordable classic.

While it's easy to dismiss the MGB, there are many reasons why these hardy cars are so popular. Not only are they an absolute hoot to drive, but these good looking cars are reliable and there is never a problem finding parts, these are just a handful of reasons why went on to become the best selling sports car. With an estimated 23,000 still on UK roads, they may not be particularly exclusive, but the Pininfarina styled cars still provide that authentic classic car experience.

This 1967 example has been well maintained and has seen constant attention, including a recent external restoration. It also has the benefit of a reconditioned engine, a recent hood and carpets. A solid late MK1 example, set off by the attractive steel wheels and superb bodywork, this 'B' has a handful of improvements to help maintain its durability and reliability.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Tom after meeting James the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Not many cars offer the same practicality, parts availability, reliability and ease of maintenance with this amount of style.

James took on the car in 2017 and has used it mostly for weekend use. During his ownership, he has updated many mechanical parts with incremental bolt-on parts, thanks to the MGB's excellent parts availability.

Doing much of the work himself, he mentions the MG is a breeze to work on and never costs the earth to maintain. He'll be happy to answer any questions you have in the comments section below.

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Exterior

This early car with chrome bumpers and steel wheels really has a very pretty form to it.

Wheels and Tyres

Steel wheels with chrome hub caps, it's a lovely look on this Mk1, a welcome change to the wire-wheels you typically see.

The Hankook tyres are in good condition with plenty of tread, one tyre is around 10 years old, the other three are more recent items. The wheels are straight with no significant damage, with a little wear on some of the chrome hubs.

Bodywork

The panel work across the whole car is in very presentable condition, with a good straight even fit with no signs of significant dent damage. All doors and wings fit well with equal panel gaps, the doors hang well with no issues with opening or closing.

The car is also structurally good, with no significant issues evident, the engine, bay, underside, sills and inner arches are solid. The hood is in very good condition, with no notable blemishes.

Paint

This MGB has seen a fairly recent respray, so the paintwork is in very good order. The paint coverage is even and there are no significant signs of external overspray observed, although the underside has evidence of paint. The shine is consistent and without swirls. The door edges and front are free from chips. Take a look at the photos and videos for an extensive review.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in good condition, with no damage observed on the windscreen and side glass. The rear screen is in good condition with no cracks or wear. The chrome work throughout the car is in very good condition, with minor signs of light pitting evident on the rear bumper. All the door and glass rubber is in good condition.

Interior

The interior has been well maintained and retains its classic charm.

Seats and Carpets

The seats are in good condition, with no unsightly damage or rips. As expected there are minor signs of age but they have worn the years well. The carpets and mats are in very good condition, having been installed in the last year. The door cards are generally scuff-free.

Dashboard

The dashboard is nicely presented, with the veneer finishing in good condition. The facia is good, with just a slight blemish observed on the top of the driver's side. The dials, controls and switches are in good condition, and all are said to be functional.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear stick are in good condition with no issues with wear, they match the very good condition that the car is in. Take a look at the images for a closer view.

Mechanics

Subject to extensive mechanical maintenance, this MG upholds its status for reliability.

Engine and Gearbox

The cold start presented no issues for the car, and fired up immediately and warmed up nicely. Any condensation disappeared and the car ticked over as expected, with no untoward noises evident from the engine or the stainless exhaust.

The gearbox is said to function well, with no issues with gear change. The engine presentation suggests plenty of good maintenance and care, with recent hoses and pipes evident. The radiator looks good, with the alternator conversion kit being a recent fitting.

Suspension and Brakes

The running gear has been well maintained, with no significant issues to be reported, the brake pads and discs have plenty of life ahead of them, with the suspension said not to pose any headaches.

Take a look through the extensive pictures underneath to see the components in detail.

The Drive

The car was designed to be user friendly, and this still comes across today. The mechanics are proven and simple but are effective in making the MGB a spirited drive. The car handles and drives well, with no issues said to come from the steering, brakes or suspension.

Electrics and Other

The car has seen plenty of renovation and maintenance, which suggests that its electrical system is also in good fettle. Everything works as it should do to James' knowledge.

History and Paperwork

The car has seen plenty of work over the years, including an engine renewal and recent external renovation.

The MG comes with a healthy amount of paperwork, with many invoices from the last few years. The owner has gradually been renewing the components and parts, which concludes trim, carpet, mechanical and electrical parts all ordered via well known MGB specialists. More substantial work was carried out by local garages, which includes the fitting of the hood and carb work. The car received an exchange engine in 2004, with what is believed to be a 1974 engine, followed by a partial mechanical and body restoration in 2008. Further structural bodywork repair was carried out more recently.

With the recent work and beautiful presentation, this car is ready to be enjoyed this summer.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
07-07-2014 MOT 78,599
23-05-2013 MOT 75,433
01-06-2012 MOT 73,663
09-07-2010 MOT 71,451
02-07-2008 MOT 61,453
08-07-2006 MOT 49,580
18-06-2005 MOT 42,458
Key Details
  • ModelMGB Roadster Mk1
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date1967
  • CC1,798
  • Mileage~82,087
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimVinyl
  • Chassis #GHN3118398
  • Engine #18GBUH72969
  • RestoredYes
  • Engine RebuildYes
  • MOT12-05-2016
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • Former Keepers11
  • Tyre BrandHankook
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned4 years
  • Key FeatureCondition