1971 MGB Roadster - £9,995

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This is a 1971 MGB Roadster finished in Racing Green with a Black Vinyl interior. The clock shows 88,000 miles.


There are many options out there for the needs of the classic sports car driver, perhaps more exotic, opulent or even faster than the humble MGB, but the raw ingredients of fun with a degree of practicality and straightforward engineering is just a few of the cars enduring attributes. Since its first appearance in 1962, its advanced specification and disarmingly good looks have played their part in making the MGB the quintessential everyday sports classic car.


Finished in British Racing Green and wire wheels, this solid 1971 Roadster is well presented and comes with a near-perfect hood and tonneaux cover. Ready to see the open road, it has a good amount of invoices, a very tidy interior and proven reliability.


The car's structure seems solid, with no outstanding issues noted on the floor pan or suspension hangers. The exterior has a good panel fit, with nothing that suggests anything out of the ordinary. A handful of blemishes are noted on the lowest edges and inner arches of the panel work showing typical exposure to age. The rear wing seams show minor under-paint corrosion. The car is generally free of dents, with what we think is a minor treatable issue spotted on the driver's door.


The paint coverage has been well applied, with a decent gloss throughout with some signs of age in places. There are a few paint fractures noted on the bonnet, the boot has minor imperfections with the rest of the car shows minor surface marks but the car generally displays well.


Inside, the black leather-trimmed seats are in excellent shape, suggesting that they may have seen a refurb in the recent past. They retain healthy firmness. The carpets appear to be in near-new condition, with no blemishes or wear observed. The boot is also lined with carpet and like the cabin fitting and was all dry. The headlining shows no damp marks and the door cards are in good condition too. The dashboard is in very good shape, with no significant signs of damage or wear. The facia and centre console are tidy, with some of the controls appearing to be the car's original. All are said to be functional. The Mountney steering wheel is a recent item and therefore in good condition. The gearstick is in presentable condition with a little wear, with an excellent gaitor.


The engine presents well, with decent ancillaries and hoses, suggesting that the car has seen a good level of maintenance. The car starts without any issues, idling well with no unwanted noises from the engine, the exhaust is in good condition too.


The hood is in excellent condition, bearing the hallmarks of a car that has been stored in a garage. The car also comes with a very good tonneaux cover.


The previous owner had the car since 2019, having bought it locally from an enthusiast. The volume of invoices, as well as old MOTs going back to the 1990s, supports that the car has been well looked after and has only acquired 10,000 miles over the last 25 years. The invoices cover a new alternator, new inertia belts, a new hood, a clutch master cylinder and a new exhaust. Recent work includes cooling and heating hose replacements, brake parts and calipers and servicing requirements.


MGBs are wonderful little sports cars and make the perfect start or addition to any collection!