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1976 MG B Roadster

 

 

This 1976 MGB Roadster is a two-owner, left-hand-drive example of a British classic which has been upgraded with Webber carburettors and extractors. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine which sends power to the rear wheels. This car is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The odometer currently displays 23,054km.

 

 

The MGB is one of the longest-running production sports cars of all time and became extremely popular in-period, with the British manufacturer exporting cars to a number of markets throughout the world. While it was produced in several guises and body styles, none are more iconic than the classic roadster shape. United States-specification MGBs such as this one were supremely popular despite home-market rivals such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang. The MGB sports car is revered for its mechanical simplicity, parts availability, and stylish design which is recognised throughout the world. They still represent a fantastic value vintage sports car experience and are an easy entry into sports car ownership.

 

 

Finished in pale yellow paintwork on the exterior and with black upholstery inside, this MGB’s specification is accented by subtle chrome exterior trim and MGB-specific stripes. Few aftermarket modifications take away from the car’s original specification, though the car is fitted with Webber carburettors and extractors to eke out more performance. The car features impact-absorbent bumpers from new. It currently rides on a set of 14-inch MG steel wheels wrapped in mismatch tyres.

 

 

This car was manufactured in the United Kingdom in August 1976 and was delivered new to its first owner in the United States. It is currently a two-owner example which was imported to Australia a number of years ago, with it passing hands to its current owner roughly three years ago. The car was last serviced 12 months ago by Smeaton Garage who rebuilt the carburettors, serviced the motor, installed new spark plugs and changed oil and filters. The seller notes the car is well maintained and runs smoothly.

 

 

Exterior condition is decent overall, but its paintwork is marred by some scrapes and chips consistent with use. The yellow paintwork reflects nicely in sunlight and shows no overt swirl marks while exterior trim work shows in clean condition. There are scratches to the driver’s door, bonnet, and right-hand front guard that require paint fixes. The lower portions of the bumpers and sills display pitting consistent with subtle stone chips. All four wheels show in fine condition without curb rash and the tyres display a good amount of tread remaining.

 

 

Interior presentation shows in good order considering the age of the car. The cloth-upholstered seat faces show only minor sagging and marks, but the frame retains a good shape without tears or splitting. Panels such as the door cards and dash display minor signs of wear and tear consistent with the car’s use. The carpeting appears to be in good condition throughout. The car uses an aftermarket head unit and a set of rubber floor mats.

 

 

To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading 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 NSW under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.

 

 

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