01723 859886 / 07876 741183

1974 MGB GT V8 with Overdrive

A genuine British Leyland V8, built in January 1974 and first registered in February of that year, supplied from new by University Motors.  The car is in truly splendid condition having had only four owners over its 49 year life.

The bodywork is all original and therefore all the panels fit correctly; the paintwork was refreshed several years ago and remains pretty much perfect.  The interior of the car is mainly as it left the factory with the exception of replacement leather seats.  The headlining, door cards, carpets and seats – as just mentioned – are first class, as is the dashboard.  The original wheels have been restored and the tyres were recently replaced with correct Uniroyals. 

The spare tyre compartment is very clean and tidy as is the under-bonnet area, all in keeping with the outstanding overall condition.  The underside of the car is well Waxoyled and undersealed, this work having been carried out regularly.

The car has been serviced annually by Beer of Houghton – a very well respected MG garage, which has also, over the years, carried out much maintenance and restoration work, including engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes and the paintwork mentioned above. 

This car performs extremely well, with well sorted engine, giving plenty of power – a nice quick V8.  Oil pressure is good, no overheating, good gearbox and overdrive, quiet back axle, good brakes. 

Comes with MOT to May 2024, original sales invoice, Heritage Certificate and all original Leyland paperwork. 

This must be one of the best genuine V8s for sale at the moment.

We are always looking to purchase good MGs or other interesting classics, and are pleased to consider part-exchange.  We can offer economic delivery to most parts of mainland Britain.

We also sell cars on a commission basis – no sale, no charge.

Please telephone for more information on 01723 859886 or 07876 741183 (please, no texts) at any reasonable hour, 7 days a week.