Leyland MGB – 1800

In Auction

€ 14,500.-

Car-ID: XT0708
Model, Body type:
Convertible
Registration:
1974
Engine Power:
1,777 CCM (68 KW / 92 BHP)
Transmission:
Manual transmission
Color:
Green
Doors:
2
Mileage:
44,535 km

Vehicle Description

MGB, the classic way of a sports car
– 1.8 L four-cylinder gasoline engine with 68 kW (92 hp) and 4-speed manual transmission
– US first registration 1974 in Long Island, California
– Exported to the Netherlands in 2000
– Restored and driven in NL until 2013, photos of restoration available
– Registered in Germany as of 2013 and extensive modifications performed
– 123 Ignition distributor installed, wheel brake cylinder renewed , stainless steel exhaust system,
auxiliary oil cooler, rear luggage rack with travel case, wood sport steering wheel, wood shift knob
– 2019 bracket change in Germany
– Carburetor disassembled, cleaned and defective parts renewed, batteries renewed.
– German registration papers, H-registration available
– Invoices, vehicle history and valuation documents are available
– German registration + admission as historic vehicle
Original chrome model, no “rubber boat” conversion in extremely attractive condition


The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed from 1962 to 1980 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), later the Austin Morris division of British Leyland, as a four-cylinder sports car with a soft top. Variants included the three-door 2+2 coupé MGB GT
and the 2+2 coupe with eight cylinders, the MGB GT V8. Development of the MGB began as early as 1958 with the prototype known as the MG EX205 in Abingdon. The body of the car had an advanced modern design in 1962, using a self-supporting construction instead of the traditional body on a frame. This lightweight design lowered manufacturing costs while increasing the overall strength of the car. The 1.8 L B-series engine produced 95 hp (71 kW) at 5,400 rpm. In October 1964, it was converted to a five-bearing crankshaft. Starting in 1975, MGB engines were de-tuned for the U.S. market to meet emissions standards, ride height was increased by 1 inch (25 mm), distinctive rubber bumpers were added to meet bumper standards. The MGB was one of the first cars to have controlled crumple zones. A 48 km/h impact with a solid obstacle was designed to protect the driver and passenger.

Vehicle Overview

Interior Features

  • Brown
  • Leatherette

Exterior Features

  • Green

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