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1971 MGB GT
This 1971 MGB GT Mark 2 is a desirable little sports car presenting in a tidy and original specification. Under the bonnet is a 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine sending 71kW (95hp) to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. The MGB GT can sprint from zero to 100km/h in just over 11 seconds and runs on to a 169km/h top speed. This example shows 64,244km on the odometer.
During its 18-year production run, the MGB became the most successful sports car of all time and was sold to a huge number of worldwide markets. The MGB GT is a coupe version with hatchback access to a luggage compartment and a 2+2 seating layout. The coupe-specific Pininfarina design was first introduced in 1965, though Mark II cars are favoured for their chrome bumpers and electrically-engaged overdrive feature. Not only was the MGB GT an entertaining drive, but its practical enclosed body made it attractive for everyday usability as well. Today, the MGB GT is revered for its mechanical simplicity, parts availability, and stylish design which is recognised the world over.
This example is finished in a red over black vinyl colour combination – a popular and classy period correct specification. It is a Mark II car fitted with the electric overdrive option which engages in third and fourth gears. It currently rides on a set of 14-inch silver MG wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Supercat tyres. A new 12-volt battery with isolator switch has been installed as well as a 12-volt horn.
A small history file accompanies this car which details its previous life in Tasmania. This MGB GT now has an oil catch can, a new brake master cylinder, and two new rear wheel brake cylinders installed by its current owner. The most recent maintenance was completed in May 2021 where new rebound straps and pedal rubbers were fitted. A Victorian roadworthy certificate was acquired at this time.
The exterior condition of this MGB GT is impressive for its age with the current owner stating it hasn’t been in an accident and no exterior damage is observed. The red paintwork glosses beautifully and presents no scratches or dents. The chrome trim also shines like new, testament to the care its current owner has taken in the car’s presentation. All original badges remain on the body. None of the four wheels show signs of curb rash while the tyres are near new.
Much like the outside, the cabin of this MGB GT shows in excellent order. The black vinyl door cards, dash, and upholstery retains its original shape, while minimal wear and tear is identified on the seat bolsters or touch points. The woodgrain MG steering wheel looks in fine condition and all dash controls and gauges function as normal. Interior carpeting looks to be in good condition and relatively clean.
This car will be sold with a full set of keys and accompanying documentation.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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