Lot 624-1965 MG MGB


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This is a 1965 pull handle MGB with the five main crankshaft. The pull handle and five main where only made and sold from Feb 1964 to April 1965, after that the push button handle were standard. Small production numbers for North America. This car was pretty much brought back to original condition, with the exception of a later all synchro overdrive transmission. The original banjo steering wheel is included, in its place is a moto-lita steering wheel. Also a set of knock off mini lite wheels replaced the wire wheels. This car has the pack away hood and OEM hardtop. Included is a NOS black hood that has never been installed, the old top is OK but tired looking. The engine was completely tore down and rebuilt with all new parts. Harden valves, and balance crank and pistons. I forget if it went back to standard bore or some thing over that. Standard cam grind. There is less than 10,000 miles on the new engine. Front end rebuilt with new bushings and fasteners, new steering arm gaters, NOS Armstrong shocks all around. New brake cylinders rotors and drums with new brake pads, hoses and fluid. Most every thing on this car has been refurbished or replaced with NOS where available or from Moss Motors. The interior is a Moss Motors leather seat set, carpet and door panels. The only original parts are some of the dash gages fuel tank (flushed and sealed) and the wiring harness. Has a period looking Becker AM/FM stereo radio.

 

All of the rusted body panels were cut out and new Steel Craft panels installed. The body was stripped of every thing then the paint was stripped to bare metal. The car was then sent in for paint. The car was put back together and over the course of several years improvements were done in order to make the car as dependable as possible. The project was started around 1997 and was able to attend a British car show in Vancouver BC July of 1999. It would take between 25 and 30 thousand dollars today to do it again.

 

The vehicle has only had non ethanol 92 octane for fuel. The is a British Heritage Trust certificate for this car, along with several BMC original parts and shop manuals.

Located in Bremerton, WA.