1974 MGB Roadster


Recent professional rotisserie restoration ... Chrome bumpers ... Old English White ... Camel interior ... Rebuilt powertrain ... Upgrade to overdrive ... 200 miles since completed ...






MGB Roadster


1.8 liter four


4-speed overdrive




Classic Car Facts

“The MGB might just be the perfect collector car:  there are many around, virtually every part is available, performance upgrades are common, expertise is available and, finally, prices are rising, but not so much as to scare off people from actually driving them.”

Hemming Motor News, September 2018

Don’t miss out on your chance to own this sporty 1974 MGB Roadster.  Affectionately named “Boots” by its long-term owner, it benefits from a professional rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2017.  The complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration was overseen by Team Triumph British Automotive and Classic Restoration of Warren, Ohio, and virtually no part of the car was left untouched in this $50,000-plus restoration.  A binder full of restoration receipts, as well as a photographic record of its restoration will be provided with sale.  Significant components of the restoration included the following:

  • Engine
    • Block head and block machined
    • New crank, pistons and fly wheel
    • New rods and main bearings
    • New valves, guides and springs
    • New lifter, tensioner, cam gear, crank gear and timing chain
    • Reconditioned cam
    • New motor mounts, gaskets and front and rear seals
    • New belts
  • Transmission
    • Installation of overdrive transmission
    • New clutch slave and main cylinders
    • Rear-end rebuilt
    • New u-joint
  • Brakes
    • Master cylinder rebuilt
    • New calipers, pistons, adjusters, wheel cylinders, rotors and pads
  • Cooling
    • New radiator and heater core
    • New oil cooler
    • New hoses
  • Fuel
    • New tank
    • Carbs rebuilt by Joe Curto, British carburetor specialist, Queens, NY
  • Suspension
    • New coil springs
    • Rebuilt dampers
    • New bushings
  • Ignition
    • New wiring harness
    • Pertronix electronic ignition
  • New exhaust system
  • Body
    • Media blasted
    • New Inner and outer rockers and floor pans
    • Sanded, etch primed, primed and painted
    • New bumpers
    • New convertible top
  • Interior
    • New foam pads and seats recovered in Oxen Camel
    • New panels and carpeting
    • New 3-point safety belts

Finished in Old English White, this roadster’s finish has a beautiful luster that contrasts beautifully with its new Black convertible top and Oxen camel interior that was reupholstered by Portage Trim.  Preferred by collectors over newer MGs with less attractive federally mandated bumpers, this original chrome-bumper car was one of the last to be produced in August of 1973.  Rallye wheels and fresh badging add additional notes of distinction.

You’ll also love this convertible’s sporty interior, which features comfortable bucket seats and a handy center console.  The dash board, steering wheel, door panels, and carpeting are all in excellent condition, having seen only minimal use since being restored.  A full complement of gauges, including a tachometer, will keep you informed about what’s going on under the hood.

Under the hood you will find a peppy 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine, which is mated to a four-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive.  Fuel is supplied by two rebuilt single barrel carburetors, and stopping power is provided by front disc brakes and rear drums.  Light on its feet, these MGs are known for their sprightly handling, and this car does not disappoint.  This handsome roadster runs and drives as well as it looks, and it is not without reason that the MGB held the record for the most popular sports car ever imported to the United States.  Showing 83,000 miles, the car has seen limited pleasure use since being restored and has always been properly stored indoors under cover.

One item of note is that its new AM/FM stereo with CD needs further hookup and speakers in order to be enjoyed.

If a sporty English roadster with values on the rise is what you desire, don’t miss out on your opportunity to own this completely restored 1974 MGB!