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V8 Powered 1972 MG MGB GT

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$26,500

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V8 Powered 1972 MG MGB GT

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V8 Powered 1972 MG MGB GT

Highest Bid: $26,500 (USD) by: ChiTown77

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Chassis/VIN:

GHD54C286218G

Location:

St. Michael's, Maryland

Odometer:

83,237 (Mi)

Lot Number:

6146239

Engine:

4.2L V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Manual

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TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $26,500 (USD) by: ChiTown77

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

GHD54C286218G

Location:

St. Michael's, Maryland

Odometer:

83,237 (Mi)

Lot Number:

6146239

Engine:

4.2L V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

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Vehicle Story

This 1972 MG MGB GT is a 3-door hatchback powered by a 4.2-liter Rover V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was manufactured in May 1972 at Austin-Morris LTD in England, and it features factory air conditioning, cruise control, and a center console. A custom refurbishment has included the installation of a Holley carburetor, an aluminum radiator with electric fan, a performance camshaft, up-rated water pump, a new Centerforce clutch, a brand new Ford 8" 3.0 positraction rear differential mated to heavy-duty drive shaft, custom suspension, halogen lighting, battery cut off switch and emergency ignition cut off, MSD electronic ignition, 4-caliper front brakes with slotted and drilled discs, original aftermarket alloy Cosmic wheels with Yokohama tires, custom-machined octagon hub caps, and more. Finished in black over a tan leather interior, this MGB is now offered with a clear Maryland title in the seller’s name.

The body of this fixed-roof hatchback was professionally resprayed in black as part of a cosmetic restoration. The front and rear bumpers are chrome with black guards, along with side moldings, trim, and handles. Lighting is provided by HS4 halogen lights and driving lights, and a custom stainless-steel exhaust system is installed with dual polished tips at the left rear.

Aftermarket alloy 14” Cosmic wheels with custom center-,machined octagon hubcaps are wrapped in 205/60 Yokohama 205/60 tires. The front disc brakes have slotted and cross-drilled rotors, and the brake lines are braided stainless-steel.

The interior is fitted with tan leather bucket seats, matching door panels and carpet, a black dash, and black seat belts. Amenities include a wood shift knob, air conditioning, cruise control, and an AM/FM stereo sound system. The seller indicates that the car is equipped with an ignition cut-off switch and a new condenser and dryer for the air conditioning.

Instrumentation is framed by a 3-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel consists of a 120-mph speedometer, a Stack Classic tachometer with a shift light, and factory gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level. An auxiliary oil pressure gauge and voltmeter have been added under the hood. The 5-digit odometer shows approximately 83k miles, which the seller asserts is accurate.

The aluminum 4.2-liter Rover V8 has been upgraded with larger valves, a custom-ground camshaft, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, a ported and polished intake, a Mallory dual-point distributor, and an upgraded oil pump with a remote filter and oil cooler. Other features include an MSD electronic ignition and coil with dash-mounted timing control adjustment, an aluminum radiator, overflow tank, and ultra-thin electronically-controlled fan, an up-rated water pump, and a new Centerforce clutch with an upgraded flywheel. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission with a Ford 8” 3.0 positraction mated to a heavy-duty driveshaft.

Substantial work has been done to the suspension, including a rebuild of the hardware up front, new bushings, new KYB struts, an anti-sway bar up front, and a panhard bar in the rear. Additional photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.

The sale includes service records and photos of the build/restoration process.

 

AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 8/1/21 9:40AM: The description has been changed to reflect that the car has leather interior, not vinyl as previously stated. 

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Comments & Questions

August 05, 2021
12:02 PM
ang

Is the drive train the original drive train that the car left the factory with in 1972, in other words does the number on the engine, transmission and differential match up with the number on the car or was this originally a 4 cylinder car.

August 05, 2021
11:35 AM
Seller

@ang – Is this a numbers matching vehicle, any research that I been able to find says that the Rover V-8 was introduced to the MGB GT in 1973 model. ...

With so many modifications We could not call this car numbers matching.

August 05, 2021
10:37 AM
ang

Is this a numbers matching vehicle, any research that I been able to find says that the Rover V-8 was introduced to the MGB GT in 1973 model.

August 01, 2021
12:16 PM
Seller

@lucky – How does it run in hot weather? Does it overheat? Does the A/C work well in hot weather? Do you have any hesitation in taking it for a 3,000 mile drive?? Love the car! ...

I can give you a little more history on the car. The owner owned a furniture store that had a garage door. He bought this car as a centerpiece in the middle of the store. Je could move it in and out easily. He has moved the store and it is no longer feasible to get it in the current store. He drove it very little, just enough to keep the battery charged and things lubed up etc. He states that everything worked perfectly as far as he could tell . As far as driving it 3000 miles. I am not sure I would drive any 1972 car 3000 miles and not expect a few issues to crop up.

July 31, 2021
07:10 PM

How does it run in hot weather? Does it overheat? Does the A/C work well in hot weather? Do you have any hesitation in taking it for a 3,000 mile drive?? Love the car!

July 31, 2021
06:20 AM
Seller

@Pricetotalsite – The frame looks to have some rust. How bad is it? ...

We think the pictures represent the cars condition accurately. I would not put it in the bad category at all.

July 31, 2021
06:19 AM
Seller

@Noreaster – It looks amazing! I don’t see any info about if it’s all running and, if so, how it’s running? Does it need anything? ...

It runs strong, As far as I can tell it needs nothing. The car has been garage kept and driven sparingly.

July 31, 2021
06:18 AM
Seller

@Mort – Could I come inspect this ? Marty ...

Yes, you can we would welcome that. I can be reached at hank.zoomcc@gmail.com

July 30, 2021
12:47 PM

Could I come inspect this ? Marty

July 29, 2021
04:00 PM

It looks amazing! I don’t see any info about if it’s all running and, if so, how it’s running? Does it need anything?

July 29, 2021
10:49 AM

The frame looks to have some rust. How bad is it?

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