1972 MGB GT, So Cal, Blue Plate, One Owner 39 Yrs, SOLD!
1972 MGB GT, So Cal, Blue Plate, One Owner 39 Yrs, For Sale
This is a fabulous motorcar! Being a Southern California car since new with one owner for 39 years, this is nearly rust and accident free. Mechanically this motorcar is fully sorted and feels tight and spry. Everything works as it should and is ready to enjoy as is or it can be cosmetically improved for show.
Barbara purchased this GT on June 9, 1972 and took delivery on June 12, 1972 (she had fitted an oil cooler, bumper over-riders and other accessories). She lives in Cerritos (Los Angeles suburb) and sold the car late last year, after 39 years of ownership. In July of 1990 she turned 100,000 miles on the odometer and by the mid-1990's she stored the car as she was getting more elderly. The GT now has 155,000 miles from new but is mechanically fabulous.
The chrome and stainless are in very nice condition and there is almost no rust issues as one would expect from a Southern California motorcar. Recent mechanical re-commissioning includes:
• Rebuilt carbs,
• full new and complete brakes systems,
• heater valve,
• complete tune-up,
• new fuel lines,
• boiled gas tank, and
• various other improvements.
All the work was completed by the engineers at British Service in the Long Beach area.
This GT is complete with the original owners manual and, incredibly, a fastidiously maintained log book that documents every fuel fill-up, oil change, service, battery replacement, tune-up, tire replacement, etc. from January 1976 through 1991. It details the cost of the fuel and even the average miles per gallon for every single tank of gasoline!! For example, on May 26, 1976, Barbara filled up her GT with 9.9 gallons and logged an average of 26.87 mpg!!
This GT was originally delivered in Forest Green and years ago Barbara changed the color to its present red. The paint has crazing and could benefit from a quality repaint (MG's were delivered new with poor quality paint). The body is in overall excellent condition. There are two small areas of surface rust on the passenger's side and it has a very small area with 1/8 inch of filler in the passenger's side rocker panel (see video for details). Overall this is an exceptional body for a chrome bumper GT.
The tan interior is completely original and is in overall nice condition (for being original). There are two tears in the driver's seat cover and discoloration in some of the carpeting, but overall the interior is quite nice and projects a wonderful patina.
All of the instrumentation performs well and the oil pressure and temperature operate exactly as a well performing MGB GT should.
Chrome bumper MGB GT's are very desirable. Southern California, one owner motorcars are the most desirable of any. Although this has patina cosmetically, the mechanics are excellent. The value guide has the GT's at No 1 $14,000, No 2 $9,800 and No 3 at $6,300. This is an excellent motorcar for enjoyment and will likely prove to be a solid investment. Please call Harry at 951.901.5088 with any questions or email us at email@example.com.
MGB Hillclimb ('69 MGB-GT)
Here is my 1969 MGB-GT on a country road in Calif. climbing for the mountains.
My first car, that I bought on my 16th birthday, was a 1960 Ford F-100, this was my second! I purchased it on Aug 10th 1980 for $700 and proceded to get into all kinds of trouble. Six tickets before my 17th birthday wasn't the least of it, blown-up engine, phone calls from the Dean at school really drove my parents nuts.
this car was my daily driver for many years, it took me to Phoenix and back a few times, all over Calif. and even to Canada for the Worlds fair in '86.
She gave me alot of headaches the way British cars will, plenty of oil leaks and lots of electrical problems. I Love this car and will never get rid of her!
She spends most of her time in the garage now, but I thought I would take her out for a stretch the other day.
The comic strip at the end was given to me on my 22nd birthday by a very good friend.
California country side!
MGB-GT Engine run
Here is my '69 MGB-GT being warmed-up since it sits in the garage most of the year.
Black MG MGB GT v8 rides to Netherlands
Another factory MG MGB GT v8 has left England for a new pampered life in The Netherlands.
It is a black chrome bumper v8, pampered by Ian for years and now getting leather seats and original carbs for a new good start in The Netherlands.
- Ian for pampering and finally selling this non restored v8
- Derk driving my Audi in several modes and moods !
- Maarten for driving the Gtv8 to Netherlands although nog truly against his will
- Milan who gave the idea for dreaming an GTv8 instead of a roadster v8
- Several petrolstations to provide petrol
- Finally the nurses who took care of me.........
Music by Richard Thompson
Traffic Officers and "Police" attend a Cadnam monthly meet
There were some unexpected guests at the August monthly meet. Traffic Officers from Winchester dropped in after they noticed an unique vehicle in the car park and wanted a closer look.
Malcolm Bailey, Webmaster for 1009, had collected his new car the day before the meeting. After a busy day, finishing off the paperwork and making a stop at the garage to get a slight fault fixed, it was time to unveil his new toy to the rest of the Southampton & New Forest MG Owners Club.
Having owned a standard factory MGB GT V8 in the past it wasn't going to be long before Malcolm wanted another. It would have to be something special though and he hasn't let us down.
Malcolm's latest acquisition is a 1973 MGB GT V8 in Police white and, thanks to one of it's previous owners, complete with a collection of period equipment in the back. It even still has the original roof lights and two-tone horn installed.
Malcolm and "Bill", his pet name for the first V8 to be demonstrated to Police forces in the UK, will now be seen at a variety of classic car events in and around the area.
Among the first will be the Athelhampton gathering and Classic Cars on the Prom on Sunday (09/08/09).
Video produced by New Forest Community Media
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1974 MGB GT Short Video Walk Around
I took my 1974 MGB GT to a park and took this short video. Yes that is the battery in the back seat, and the bonnet cable has been pulled...