1974 MG MGB

$14,900

Description

Quintessentially English, MG's roadsters were the Mazda Miatas of their day. We have a 1974 MG MGB Convertible here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. We are selling this classic British roadster for a consignor who has owned the car since 2003.

Made in Abingdon, England, this car is finished in red. The paint and trim are in overall very good order. This two-seater's bodywork is straight and solid, the chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body and look great. The engine bay is very tidy. The passenger door has a slight sag at the hinge but closes. Extra storage is available via the chrome rear luggage rack. The car comes with some documentation of the restoration and spare parts as photographed.

This droptop rolls on Michelin Defender radials, size 185/70R14 all around. Each one is mounted to a factory alloy wheel. The wheels are in excellent shape while the tires remain in very good condition.

Under the hood is a 1.8L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder B-series engine with dual 1.5-inch SU carburetors.
All MGBs used an SU-built electric fuel pump. Backing this motor is a five-speed manual transmission. This roadster has front disc/rear drum brakes.

Inside is a tan interior that contrasts nicely with the red exterior. The bucket seats are in decent condition, as is the matching tan carpeting. A three-spoke wooden steering wheel faces the driver while a black instrument panel and the inner door liners are all in very good shape. The center console and console-mounted shift lever are in decent order. A factory AM radio completes the interior.

To meet impact regulations, 1974 US models had the chrome bumper over-riders replaced with oversized rubber ones, nicknamed “Sabrinas” after the British actress Sabrina. In the second half of 1974 the chrome bumpers were replaced altogether. A new, steel-reinforced black rubber bumper at the front incorporated the grille area as well, giving a major restyling to the B's nose, and a matching rear bumper completed the change.

New US headlight height regulations also meant that the headlamps were too low. Rather than redesign the front of the car, British Leyland raised the car's suspension by one inch.

If you're seeking a classic roadster for taking on those twisty backroads, this '74 MG is a prime candidate. If you're interested in this two-seater, you should visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars today, before it finds a garage somewhere else.

Convertible competition to this MG in 1974 included Chevrolet's Corvette Convertible, the Jensen-Healey, Porsche's 914 and Triumph's TR6.

VIN: GHN5UE341372G

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 3,963 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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Highlights

  • Left-hand drive
  • 1.8L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine (B-series) with twin 1.5-inch SU carbs
  • Four-speed manual transmission
  • Front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Red exterior and tan interior
  • Rear luggage rack
Stock #
C00406
Vin:
GHN5UE341372G
Engine:
1.8L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder
Transmission:
4 Speed Manual
Mileage:
3,964