MGB GT , Uprated LHD Automatic. 1975
Posted 4 months ago
First registered in the UK as MBV 401P, this has been previously owned by a very well established collector of veteran and vintage motor cars, who on retirement decided that he would like an uprated MGB GT for use travelling from his home's in Switzerland and Jersey.
A suitable car was sourced having had a shell up restoration by Oselli, and fitted with an Oselli Stage 2 1950cc engine, running twin SU HIF 44 carburettors, with an Oselli 271 cam, when restored the MGB was rebuilt to the same body specification as the last of the chrome grill cars from the late 1960’s fitted with leather seats, Webasto sunroof, and chrome wire wheels. The car now in LHD form has also subsequently gone through several worthwhile upgrades, allowing for everyday use, and extended use in Europe. An oil cooler has been fitted, together with an electric fan, electronic ignition, uprated brakes, an automatic gearbox, re-cored radiator. Since we purchased the car in late 2018 we have worked through it undertaking any works deemed necessary to include a bodywork tidy and paint, new king pins and bushes, and service, electrical works.
Having been treated to a bare shell respray by Oselli, the body work is in gleaming BMC Tartan Red topped by a Webasto sunroof.
The complimenting upgraded interior is fitted out in black leather hide.
During the initial restoration by Oselli, a 1950cc Oselli Stage 2 fully balanced engine was fitted, with the Oselli 271 cam, producing a significant 40% power increase in power over the original 97 bhp MGB unit, in addition the brakes were upgraded to EBC performance discs and pads when all the brakes lines and hydraulics were renewed. The ignition is electronic, and larger SU HIF 44 carburettors are fitted. The engine has covered a low mileage since.
Essentially, an extremely well presented and restored MGB GT to the previous owner’s specifications. It will be well suited to a new owner that wants the distinctive looks of a chrome radiator MGB coupled with a more powerful Oselli 1950cc engine driven through an automatic gearbox well suited for use on long distance journeys in Europe. Alternatively a classic with the hatch back, shopping in the city. A figure of over £10,000 was spent on the black leather interior, further upgrades and conversion to left hand drive.
Available documents include, restoration pictures , restoration details , UK V5C copy , MOT certificates.
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