1979 MGB GT

Extensively restored in 2007 and only 4,000 miles since; new interior; working overdrive; Britax sunroof; lowering kit; many new parts; jump in and go!

As the Heritage Certificate confirms, this MGB GT was built in February 1979 and was supplied new via Wadham Stringer of Southampton to its first owner in June of that year. An overdrive model, it was originally Inca Yellow with a silver/grey interior.
In 2007 the car was treated to a major restoration which included four new wings, inner and outer sills, front valance, doors, floor pan sections, repaint etc. The engine and overdrive gearbox were stripped and rebuilt as required with new gaskets, hoses, oil seals, clutch kit etc. The brakes and suspension were all fully rebuilt with many new parts, as was the propshaft and rear axle. The radiator was renewed along with the heater matrix and the Kenlowe fan serviced.
Our vendor acquired the car in 2018 and has improved it still further as detailed in many invoices on file. New mechanical parts fitted during the last three years include; cylinder head, bottom end and rocker gaskets; carburettor service kit; clutch master cylinder; front wishbone bushes; rear leaf spring rubbers and check straps; front and rear lowering kit; fan belt; oil filter; spark plugs; fuel filter; front brake discs, pads and calipers; track rod ends etc.
New trim parts fitted include: front seat foams and back cards; front and rear seat covers; carpet set; door seals; windscreen wipers; stainless steel fuel cap; treadplates; footwell mats; embossed metal front and rear number plates with stainless steel carriers; stainless steel wheel trims and centre caps etc.
Basically everything on this car has been replaced or refurbished as necessary, the only thing that lets the side down being some areas of corrosion appearing around the corners of the front windscreen and a tear to the headlining, as show in the photos. Fitted with a Britax Sunway roof and working overdrive, it also comes with a useful box of spares, the original steering wheel, a tailored indoor car cover, Haynes workshop manual and a period sales brochure.
Being offered here at a fraction of the costs lavished upon it to date, it has been starting promptly and running well as we have moved it around on site with good 60psi oil pressure and is now MOT exempt, the last ticket having expired in October 2018 with no advisories since when it has barely covered 100 miles. In fact it has only covered around 4,000 miles since the 2007 restoration was completed so we do hope that the fortunate new owner will actually get out there and drive it!
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com

Reg No: SHO582T
Chassis Number: GHD5487375G
Engine Number: 30651
Engine Size: 1798
Docs: V5C; 6 old MOTs; many invoices; Heritage Certificate; Haynes manual; period sales brochure

Estimate: £3,000+

Lot 130

Lot ended

Wednesday 23/06/2021

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