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1971 MG MGB



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1971 MG




Engine Size
1798 CC
4 Speed Manual
61,510 (Unknown)
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This is the best all-around MGB for those who love to drive, show off, and above all, cherish their classic British roadsters. This 1971 MGB has been through a frame-off restoration within the last few years that gave it a spectacular color combination, and an amazingly rebuilt motor that revs and sings like a true European should.

It takes a brave man to paint an MGB black, or at least one confident in his bodywork, and it certainly shows here. It's the product of an exceptionally thorough restoration that turned this fun British roadster into a cut-above prize-winner (it already has taken home some nice trophies in the last few years.) That's because all of the usual concerns have been addressed – the doors fit well, the hood is flush, and the decklid sits right, framed by a pair of gorgeous MGB taillights. All the details are there, from the MG badges on the nose and tail, to the chrome sport mirrors and polished gas cap. Chrome bumper cars are popular with MG enthusiasts due to their classic roadster looks, and against the black paint, the brightwork on this prize sparkles and glitters like something very, very expensive. And speaking of chrome and expensive, the 72-spoke wire wheels are the kind of craftsmanship that create attraction from a distance, and create awe up-close. These were hand-built cars, and this one really sets the example of how they all should be.

The red leather interior is so quintessentially British that it may very well be original to the car, and with that in mind, it's simply spectacular. Only English leather gets that comfortable, lived-in look, that seems to get better with age, and in a black car, nothing looks better than red. The Tourist Trophy steering wheel, and walnut crested shifter knob, look so new that you know rings must have been taken off fingers before driving. Smiths gauges are a British motor industry tradition, and even in 1971 they had a classic look that has defined simple motoring elegance. A glossy black roll bar behind the seats is a good way get a racy appearance, while adding safety (after all, Safety Fast!) It fits neatly under the new black Stayfast canvas top with an interior-matching red boot. Despite carrying a full-sized spare living under that MG tire cover, there's a decent amount of trunk capacity.

Rebuilt around 3,000 miles ago, the 1800cc inline four delivers performance well above its size, thanks to a host of smart upgrades. Built by the experts at Automotive Specialties, the block is topped by an aluminum cross-flow cylinder head, rebuilt side-draft carburetors, and a flashy aluminum valve cover up top. That's correct MG Maroon on the block, and it shows off quite well in the highly detailed engine bay. For reliability, there's a Pertronix ignition system, an oil cooler with braided stainless lines, front disc brakes, and a stainless steel sport exhaust system that sounds awesome. Tube shocks, upgraded springs, and polyurethane bushings make sure it handles the way you know a backroads weekend getaway machine should.

There's so much more time and money invested in this roadster than we have the space to mention. But, give us a call and we'll go through all the details, including the maintenance records and restoration receipts. It's evident that this is truly an MGB worth much more than its affordable now!!!

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  • Build Receipts
  • Defrost
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette Player
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Power Brakes
  • Seatbelts (Front)
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Exterior Color
Interior Color
Red and Black
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Drum
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