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03-01-2013, 12:15 PM
1966 MGB in Tartan red w/ overdrive (rebuilt prior to my purchase works great). I have owned it for four years and it has been very reliable and gets lots of smiles and stories. I have taken it to many local Sunday car rallies at the coffee shop and it easily holds its own with exponentially pricier company.

The car was largely restored prior to my ownership with:

Rebuilt engine, new interior (black w/ red piping), new top, new tonneau, oil cooler, radiator fan, electronic ignition, new fuel pump and back up solid state fuel pump, H4 halogen headlights, Lucas driving lights, chrome wheels w/ knock offs, battery charger (with remote cut-off switch) in trunk, Sony stereo/CD etc....



More pictures available upon request.

Thanks for looking.


03-01-2013, 12:22 PM
A few more pix:

The dash is the early metal dash w/ crackle finish. Looks very cool.


The car is for sale locally and also on the MG Forum


Ed Donnelly
03-02-2013, 04:43 AM
Brings back a lot of memories..
Worked my way up TR2-3-3A Healey big4 MGA
Then I did the Jag thing.....Ed

03-02-2013, 09:22 AM
Thanks Ed.
It's been a great little car.
If it sells, I will likely stay in the Brit car family too.
Only smaller, faster and PLASTIC!

Ed Donnelly
03-02-2013, 12:56 PM
Well that narrows it down to
Reliant Robin
Reliant Simitar
Gidetta G15
Equipe on the Triumph Herald chasis(otherwise known as the Bond 3 wheeler)

I am sure Mr Carter can name a few more...Ed

03-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Wow - pretty fluent!

You were right w/ Lotus- Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious

I've got the bug for an Elan.

Then again, I also have the bug for a Bugeye (NOT plastic!).

We'll see......

Ed Donnelly
03-02-2013, 11:39 PM
Completely forgot about the Ken Ciocci car

AC Bristol , but, the American fiberglass body...Ed

03-04-2013, 06:46 AM
ED, the American ones were aluminum.

The cheap American ones were "plastic".


03-19-2013, 05:53 AM


Ed Donnelly
03-19-2013, 09:10 AM
That was quick...
Now you are ready for



and just to keep it interesting in metal


Hope you got what you were asking......................Ed

Ed Donnelly
03-19-2013, 09:13 AM
Well it just happened to me.
My post was a little too long now I need approval

Great news you sold it. Hope you got your asking price or close to it.

I gave you a few sites to look at when it pops up
Just trying to help you spend your money..LOL................Ed

03-19-2013, 10:37 AM
Thanks Ed, but the money's already spent:

I'm Buggin' Out! :)


Ed Donnelly
03-19-2013, 01:17 PM

I think I sent you a link to that bugeye or one very much like it and same colour.

What a fun car to own. A little slower than what you just sold EH? ......Ed

03-19-2013, 02:17 PM
We stored a MGB in the barn for a couple of years. My Dad's buddy had one in college and sold it when he got married. Usual story, he missed that car for 25 years and finally decided to buy one. Found one out in Cali (not sure how, this is pre-internet) and flew out there with his old college roommate to buy it and drive home to WI sight-unseen. They showed up with some cash, a change of drawers, and a road atlas.

The body and drivetrain turned out to be solid but the interior was a basket case and the top was shredded. Both these big guys crammed in that little car and road tripped it home over the course of four days. Sitting on their carry-on suitcases because the seat bottoms were gone, no instrumentation, flakey lights, wearing hefty bags in rainstorms, etc. Total boondoggle. They still tell stories about that trip.

03-19-2013, 03:31 PM
Ed- the nose/bonnet is plastic. Only weights about 25 or 30 lbs and hinges forward. And hopefully it will be quite a bit faster than the MGB. It is actually more of a Franken-Sprite w/ a 1375cc Datsun engine (Austin valve covers), w/ Crane cam, Weber downdraft and a 5-speed all synchro transmission. A little over 100hp in a sub 1300 lb car.

It's not a Cobra killer, but it should be a hoot. Actually a lot like the Donzi, they're both: old, small, cramped and loud. And neither is as fast as it looks or sounds! But that's besides the point!

DH - everywhere I went, someone had a great old MGB story to tell me. I'll miss that car but I imagine the Sprite will be the same experience and for the record, i don't plan on any transcontinental trips! :eek: :drive:

03-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Loving the Sprite, awesome! Congrats.

I knew they were light but didn't know they were THAT light. :)

03-19-2013, 04:17 PM
Thanks Mike.

It's really tiny (although I think a Lotus Seven is well under 1000lbs). The bill of sale had about 3 paragraphs of waivers/disclaimers etc... about holding the seller harmelss in the event of any accident.....Good stuff!

03-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Funny, but I guess we should expect that nowadays.

Speaking of 1350 lbs, I take it you've heard of this? http://www.arielatom.com/

03-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Yes I have - those are insane. Talk about Mighty Mouse!