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1967 MGB GT, California Car, Straight, Rust Free Driver, No Reserve, L@@K!

For sale: 1967 MG MGB GT

Technical specifications

Item location:
Los Gatos, California, United States
Engine size:
1800 cc
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Interior color:
Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title:
Contact the seller / ! Report


If you are attending Monterey Car Week, this is a wonderful buy that is located just an hour North.

Don’t miss this chance to own this wonderful California based 1967 MGB GT owned, loved, and cared for by the same Northern California owner (Ron) for the past 34 years. This MGB GT has always been a Northern California car and even has both original black and yellow license plates issued back in 1967. I am putting Ron’s car up for auction (for him) as he’s a neighbor of mine. If you would like to discuss more details about the car, I can put you in touch with him. Payment and pick up will be directly with Ron in dry and sunny Saratoga, CA.

The Chassis has about 169k miles on it but the engine and transmission have less than 40k miles. Ron has a log of all the big things that have been done to maintain this time capsule. Let’s start with the chassis, since this vehicle was really never driven in snow or mud, it retains a nearly rust free appearance. There is no rust in the floors, rocker panels, bottom of the fenders, nor frame rails, only a little surface rust around the rear hatch floor, but no perforation. This is just along the very back interior edge. The floors and rocker panels are original and have not been replaced. The last paint job (2nd one) of the car was in 2011 and you can tell there was some moisture/contamination trapped near the trim line of the front fender and two small spots on the hood where you see some separation of the paint, but nothing has broken through. Also there is some minor orange peel along the vertical sides. I have taken photos of both these areas. It was a good paint job and is driver quality, do not expect it to be show quality. The car has always been red and the latest paint is a slightly deeper (darker) red than the factory color. It actually looks better than the factory red. Ron does not have the paint formulation but it’s very close to original.

The engine was rebuilt back in 1987 and the transmission was upgraded with a 1st gear synchro. The transmission is a standard four speed without overdrive, but the gears are quite long and it does well in fourth on the freeway. The engine is the original block and head, while the transmission was from a later model synchromesh 1st gear MGB. Flywheel, clutch, and drive shaft were all replaced. Soon after the twin SU carbs were rebuilt, all shocks replaced, exhaust replaced, brakes done, master and slave cylinders, water pump replaced, generator and starter rebuilt or replaced. Exhaust is very clean and not rusted out. Just an incredible amount of attention was given to the mechanicals and it shows in the way it drives. There are no oil or transmission gear oil leaks, at least none hitting the floor. This MGB GT accelerates well, drives straight, shifts without a grind, and stops as well as any disc/drum combination can.

Interior-wise the current owner replaced the headliner, had new carpets made, professionally recovered the seats and dash so they look wonderful. All of the main gauges work, plus temp and pressure, and so do the courtesy lights. The vents operate, but the fan blower could use replacement. Door panels are in good condition but the tops of the door panels could use a refinish. All locks are present and working and ignition switch works fine. Lights and turn signals are operational. Windows roll up and down smoothly. Seats were re-upholstered years back but the leather and padding are holding up well without any cracks nor tears.

Ron is currently in his 80’s and doesn’t drive the car much these days, he’d like it to go to a good home that will have the chance to drive it more often. He made a list of things he would do to the car if he were younger and was going to keep it. He would replace all door gasket/weather-stripping as they have some over spray on them and are original. He would also change the car from positive to negative ground and replace the radio. Though all glass is present and intact, the Talbot rear view mirror glass and the windshield should be replaced. The windshield is not cracked, but it does have some wiper marks on it due to the rubber wiper wearing thin causing metal to touch glass. The header panel which the sun visors attach to has a couple of cracks, so this should be replaced. Items such as previously mentioned door panel tops and vent fan could use some work. Finally, the tank has developed a small leak near the intake opening which is located top rear right. I would say this is the one for the buyer to address first because if you fill up the tank there is some leakage when fuel is sloshed around in the tank. It’s fine to drive the car 50-100 miles to get it home, but any further and I would recommend using a trailer. A simple remedy would be to coat the tank with a good tank sealer or just replace the tank. Overall it’s a great car to drive and perform minor restoration and maintenance as needed. It would also be an excellent base for a future restoration.

This MGB GT comes with documentation that Ron has plus a clean California title for registration of this historic car. You know that finding an original California black plate MGB GT in this condition is getting very difficult. This is a NO RESERVE Auction, so bid with confidence.Ron and I hope that a private party person will win this auction so it doesn’t go to a reseller. We also hope it will stay in California to keep the black license plates alive, but welcome bids and ownership from around the world. We are not dealers, but the location of the car has plenty of room if the buyer wants to send a transport vehicle for pick up.

Please ask any questions through “ask seller a question” and please review all 78 photos located here: http://imgur.com/a/Lhr9w

You can also see this MGB GT start and run here: https://youtu.be/skbKer_TgOI

Buyer is responsible for the transportation of this car and must have transaction finalized within 10 days of auction end. Payment is by Cash, Money Order or Wire Transfer. This vehicle is being sold “AS IS” and there are no warranties written or implied.

If you have less than 5 (five) feedback please contact me prior to bidding. Please ensure you have the funds available (and check with your significant other) prior to bidding. Thanks and Good Luck Bidding!

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