MGB Roadster
MGB Roadster
Technical Specification

Mark & Model MGB Roadster
Year 1970
Registration plate Jersey Registered
Chassis Number GHN5216026G
Engine Number 18GGWEH16004
Engine Capacity 1798 cc
Transmissions 4 speed manual
Mileage 56,390
Body style 2-door convertible
Interior color Black
Exterior color Yellow
Seating capacity 2
Wheels and Tyres Original Rostyle wheels
Asking Price £ 9,950
Quite possibly the best known small British sportscar of all time, the MGB was first introduced in 1964 – in Roadster form – and production continued until 1980, by which time over half a million (of all variants) had been produced. The car still has a large following to this day and a good support network through specialist suppliers and an owners club. Limited changes were made to the car prior to the substantial revision to its appearance from the 1974 model year, when the original chrome bumpers were replaced with new, steel-reinforced black rubber bumpers front and rear, to meet new US impact regulations. Throughout the model’s life, the 1800cc engine was rated at 95 bhp peak power at 5,400 rpm, with a 6,000 rpm redline. In 1968 the gearbox was uprated to offer full synchromesh on all 4 gears. This gave performance figures of a top speed around 105 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of around 12 seconds. This Roadster was first registered new in Jersey in 1970 and spent its entire life in the island, logging a modest 56,000 miles (recorded) over 5 decades. It is in close to original specification and has received some recent mechanical attention and new parts.
This is an honest, used but cared for example of that great British classic, the MGB Roadster. It is fully ready to go and wholly usable on a daily basis. The car is currently Jersey registered and we can assist with shipping and importing processes if required, but any import duties and transport costs would be additional to the price listed.
The underside of the car is in generally good, original condition with no visible structural corrosion. The period yellow paintwork is not perfect, having some age-related patination, but still presents well. Much of the exterior brightwork was replaced in 2021 and so is in very good condition. The car has a useful boot rack fitted to boost luggage carrying capacity.
The interior of the vehicle – seats; doorcards; carpets – are in a good usable condition, with new inertia reel seatbelts having been recently fitted. A period accessory Moto Lita steering wheel is also fitted.
Within the last 2 years the car has had a full cooling system overhaul, with the fitment of a new radiator, heater matrix & thermostat. A new petrol tank has been fitted and the engine has had front and rear crank seals replaced. The car benefits from the addition of electronic ignition and a stainless steel exhaust system, driving well.
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