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1970 MGB Convertible, 4 cyl. 4 spd, manual w/overdrive, Leather, alloys

For sale: 1970 MG MGB B

Technical specifications

Item location:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Black Primer
Engine size:
4 cyl. 1798cc 1.8L
Number of cylinders:
manual 4 spd. with overdrive
Drive type:
Interior color:
Black / Red
Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Vehicle Title:
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We have lost the storage for our car so offered for sale is our 1970 MGB with an interesting history. My wife and I knew of this car through its previous owner, co-worker of mine who owned the car for 27 years. I saw it back in the 1980's when I was asked to weld in new floor pans. The original car had been in a wreck just after having the engine rebuilt. A suitable replacement and mostly rust free body had been located and my co-worker installed his rebuilt drivetrain in to it. As service manager and someone who traveled a lot the car was worked on sparingly, ut was on the road again within 5 years. My wife saw the car for the first time at the company picnic and said “if you ever wish to sell this car, ive us a call”. Well, ast forward to 2012 where we met my friend while shopping. He had remembered her pronouncement and proceeded to sell us the car. 1970 is a chrome bumper car. The car was always garaged and looked much as we remembered it. It started and ran but suffered from years of inactivity. I proceeded to replace the brake system completely, he gas tank, uel pump and fuel lines too. I completely rewired the car using a street rod kit allowing for sufficient fuses, elays for all the systems, ew ignition switch, ndividual grounds, battery disconnect switch and roll over switch. A new battery in 2013 starts the car well. Each of these replacements came after brief rides through the neighborhoods always ending with another system breakdown.

Most everything now has been replaced with exception of a PCV system. The original owner removed the smog pump and added the aluminum non-vented valve cover. The running engine pressurizes the crankcase and eventually blows the valve cover gasket and fouls the spark plugs, ut up until then it runs great. It has also developed a carburetor leak. The other non-working MG items are the stock gauges, ith exception of the speedometer.

The previous owner rebuilt the engine using Moss Motors premium products, ll new, igh performance cam, eaders and sport exhaust. I removed the dual points distributor and replaced it with the stock version solving engine misfiring. I got the overdrive transmission working properly with the rewiring and it has high 3rd and high 4th gears shifts with the wiper stalk like MG designed it, ut through a relay. The rest of the body was straightened and the trim holes were all welded since the original car rusted in these areas. It was painted in epoxy primer and that is where it sits today. The original seat foam was replaced and the premium Moss Motors leather seats were installed. The top is new and has never been outside but shows wear from sitting on the garage shelf.

With the car are several books, anuals and buckets of spare parts.

A new job in real estate sales keeps me from working on the few items left which is sad because my wife loves riding in this little car.

We are looking for the next caretakers of this little piece of British history. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or ask for additional photos. Thanks for looking.

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