1974 MG MGB for sale in San Pedro, California, United States

1974 MGB Roadster ***Unrestored Survivor with Original Paint***

  • Price: US $7,000.00 Make an offer
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGB
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Matching Numbers MGB
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 69,319
  • VIN: GHN5UE352834G
  • Color: Harvest Gold
  • Engine size: 1800CC
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Autumn Leaf
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1974 MG MGB Matching Numbers MGB Description

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For your consideration, we have a 1974 matching numbers, unmolested, MGB Roadster still in its original harvest gold paint. A California car with what I believe to be original mileage. Purchased by the current owner from Long Beach, CA back in 1997, this MGB has sat covered, sparingly driven, in a California driveway for the past 20 years.

The exterior as mentioned above, is original Harvest gold in color, and in very nice condition considering its age. If you buff this car out it will certainly shine up even more. The chrome trim set is complete, unmangled and has good shine to it. The fit and gap all around is excellent. The doors all open and shut very nicely and the glass is clear and not cracked. The seals are old and cracking and could definitely be replaced for better curb appeal, and the chrome bumpers could also benefit from being re-chromed. But let’s not overlook the bigger issue…those hideous over riders! Yes, they can be removed and replaced with smaller more attractive over riders from earlier B’s. The best part about the exterior of this car is that rust is not an issue. This car is complete and without rust as it is a true California car, and trust me that is worth its weight in…well, body panels. This B sits on four good wheels with MG crested caps and chrome trim rings, although the tires should be replaced before any serious driving is considered.

The interior is autumn leaf in color and original to the car. It has aged well with the exception of the drivers’ seat, and the carpeting could be in better shape too. However, it is very presentable and comfortable to sit in. The dash is in good condition and is sporting a new dash cap which looks great. The interior electrical is all working at the moment. The horn, wipers, brake lights, sidelights, reverse lights, headlights (high beam only) all work. The indicators work if you hold them in place, but do not self-cancel. There currently is no radio but surely one can be fitted. The key buzzer and interior light work very well. The trunk space is tidy and complete with a spare tire, tool roll, and jack.

From cold this car starts up with the pull of the choke which works like it should. The engine sounds healthy without any unwanted noises, shows good oil pressure and it does not overheat. The speedo and tach both seem to read accurately. The steering is tight and responsive, and the gearbox feels really good, and easily and smoothly shifts in and out from gear to gear. The brakes feel slightly less responsive then I would like and I would suggest having them gone through at some point. The pedal is firm and it pulls up straight. This roadster has recently had its spark plugs, set points, upper and lower radiator hoses, fuel pump, and needle valves in the carburetors replaced. The valves have been adjusted, and the valve cover has been resealed with a new gasket. It has a new upgraded flasher unit, new side light bulbs, and a new license plate lens.

Overall this MGB is an excellent driver with plenty of potential. A very original, rust free, survivor that hasn’t been modified and molested is becoming harder and harder to find, so bid to win this MGB roadster that will surely put a smile on your face and turn heads driving around the town. Bid with confidence as we have sold hundreds of classic cars on EBay with 100% positive feedback. As always, I would advise inspecting the car in person if at all possible. Please also note that we reserve the right to end this auction early should we receive an offer we can't refuse. Please call for an appointment or with any questions you may have, (310)833-1525 Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm Pacific time. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!

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