Monday, October 24, 2016

KA24DE Power: 1970 MG MGB GT

I'm never sure if it should be called an MG B, MGB, or MG MGB, but the robust little roadster and 2+2 fastback was built by British Motor Corp from 1962 through 1980.  I tend to sizzle like a vampire when exposed to the sun, so I prefer the fastback GT 2+2 version that was designed by Pininfarina, and today's example has a pleasant surprise under the hood. Find this 1970 MG MGB GT offered for $2,200 in Torrance, CA via craigslist.

It might not look like much at first glance, but this '70 B GT is equipped with a 2.4 liter Nissan KA24DE inline-4 that was used on a spattering of Nissan cars/trucks from 1988-2004, but is equipped with dual overhead cams, 16-valves, and power in the 150 horsepower range.  If the engine bay is anywhere near as nice as the interior, this thing is just a few thousand dollar paint job away from being a seriously cool car.

See another project begging for a new owner?


  1. I think the Nissan powerplant is an optional extra? Sounds like a good choice for a swap though.

  2. Yes, it appears to be a project with the engine available separately. Might still be a good deal?

  3. As Rod Roddie would say, The P(rice?) Is Right! Even with an extra $300 for the KA24DE.

    Looks very hard to go wrong for that price if the tinworm isn't bad. How has it been for sale for a month?

  4. Good price if there's no rust. I'd change the alternator and go for an extensive test drive before handing over money and signing papers.

  5. I've been eyeballing this one in my area.
    1968 MGB/GT

    Not really my style of car but still could be fun

  6. He is asking $2500 with the KA included. Seems like it might be a good deal.


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