Thursday, April 18, 2019

Orange Crush: 1974 MGB GT

The MGB GT was a fixed roof version of Morris Garage's iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets.  When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for miniature passengers and Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and storage area.  Prices for most classic European cars have graduated info crazy territory, but the MGB GT has remained surprisingly affordable for whatever reason...and that is a good thing. Find this 1974 MGB GT offered for $5000 in Oakland, CA via craigslist.


From the seller:

1974 1974 MGB Gt 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: orange 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 
This is a restored 1974 MGB Gt. It's a running and driving car. Non over drive 4 speed transmission. It runs like a top and has had many years of care and attention put into it. Currently tagged and titled. The entire interior is new, new battery, new front suspension, adjustable rear suspension and all the glass is good. It's garage kept. I have some extra parts for it as well. Battery cut off switch, headlight grills, extra set of wheels, starter, and others. 

There are still small things someone could do if they're looking for something to tinker with, however, it's currently a great car and doesn't need anything except to be driven and enjoyed! 

Email me through Craigslist and I'll happily give any more information anyone should want. 

Oh...also, totally open to trades for a V8 classic. Mustang Coupe, Charger, Barracuda, let me know what you've got!

7 comments:

  1. The mini brake for the minions .. not quite but almost ! Always loved the classic looks - where can I get my madras shirt & Old English cologne?

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  2. Listing is already gone.

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  3. Almost bought one of these in 72 @ Fort Ord Cal. it did have the electric overdrive good thing i passed went to Germany for 2 years after my Ait school.

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  4. 2K less than the POS I bought from a POS flipper in Tampa a couple years ago.

    I’m glad it’s sold already; keeps me from making another mistake.

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  5. Lots o MGBs there
    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/somerset-mgb/6856019529.html
    Allegedly this car was called the "ugliest MGB on the internet "

    I think the seller may be right, and I like purple cars.

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    1. Purple paint and rubber-baby-buggy-bumpers? Yep, it would be a contender for that title for sure!

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  6. If this MGB-GT was properly restored, this looks like it was a good deal. Personally I prefer the GT to the roadster. MGBs are nice honest cars, generally reliable, not bad to work on, and very affordable parts. Easy to drive in modern traffic, and you feel like you are going far faster than you actually are. Good for your license and your physical well-being.

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