Vehicle Information - MG MGB V8 Roadster

  • Body Convertible
  • Transmission Manual
  • Mileage 33,250 Miles
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Registered 1978
  • Doors 2
  • Engine Size 1.8L
  • Colour

About this MG MGB V8 Roadster

The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965 with production continuing until October 1980. This beautiful roadster was completely renovated by Holsworthy Classics, It was treated to a full strip-down and repaint in its original Tartan Red, fully waxoiled with new front valance and front and rear bumpers, new cross drilled brake discs, new calipers, new GAZ shock absorbers, Hub bearings were fitted which we have the original bills. The original 4 cylinder engine was removed and a Rover V8 engine was fitted. the engine as with the engine compartment has been fully detailed polished , enameled etc the picture of it does not do it justice Before fitting a new camshaft and followers were replaced along with a new Hollie Carburettor, Starter Motor and alternator, electronic ignition then married to a five speed manual gearbox. The interior has had the same treatment, Seats re-trimmed in black leather with red piping and new carpets, also benefiting from having a new roof fitted. We also have a full photographic record of the work carried out All in all a fantastic looking and driving car fitted with the engine that was earmarked for the MGC rather than the antiquated six cylinder it ended up with... A potential concours winner and sounds wonderful!

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Tax (6/12mo) £148.50 / £270
Euro Status
Insurance Group (1 - 50)
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Engine Size 1.8L
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Cyl. ARR
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  • Seats 2
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Note: These figures show the typical specification for this vehicle, actual figures may vary.

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Arun Prestige Ltd makes every effort to ensure that the information on this advertisement is accurate. Specification of each car may vary from what is listed here. All statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only and are given in good faith. Please check with a member of staff before purchase.

Arun Prestige Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. We work with a number of carefully selected lenders who may be able to offer you finance for your vehicle. We are only able to offer finance from these providers. Postal Address: Codmore Hill Garage, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1BQ

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