It's hard to find a better way to get into a British roadster than this 1971 MGB convertible. A product of a long-term ownership, you get a classic that was cared for correctly and even given comprehensive restoration later in life.
This is the chrome lover's MGB. Collectors are always on the lookout for these earlier examples with the form-hugging chrome bumpers and grille. Plus, the bright work is complete, and there is nothing more iconic than a true set of wire wheels. The addition of the luggage rack makes this ready to strap on a wicker picnic basket for a day-long meandering journey. In fact, this car has averaged less than 1,500 miles annually, and it was truly used as a pleasure-driver by professionals. One physician bought it from another physician (the original owner) in the late 1970s. He kept it in the family, eventually giving it to his son, a lawyer. It even was restored in 1999 when the teal blue paint was refreshed – exactly what you want on a sunshine-friendly roadster.
The newer black convertible top looks great against the blue. So you'll be happy to see that when you take it down, there's an equally crisp black interior. Nicely bolstered bucket seats, large headrests, and an armrest center console make the cozy space also feel quite comfy. Plus, the wood on the gearshift knob and surrounding the upgraded Lecarra sports steering wheel give this real British warmth. As a true driver's car, you get a full set of Smiths gauges. It includes a large speedometer and tachometer, as well as dials for the vitals such as oil, fuel, and water. It all combines for that prefect package where everything is at your fingertips. And its' at this time you begin to understand why other people take the long way home.
You already know the story on how this one has been under long-term care, and so it should be no surprise that it's believed to still have the original motor. The 1.8-liter and its twin carbs looks crisp and correct. But the true worth of the investment in this MGB is out on the road. You'll love the confidence this classic gives you as you take full control of the rev-happy motor with the four-speed manual transmission. Plus, the light steering, nimble chassis, and control of front disc brakes will remind you why this is a true driving icon.
Attractiveness, affordability, and a great story is all available right now in a turn-key package. So why go another weekend without this droptop classic in your life? Call now!