Parked For 40 Years: 1967 MGB Roadster

This car was purchased by the seller’s parents just before their marriage in 1969. They drove for a decade, then placed in storage where it has remained since. After a long slumber in storage in a barn in northern California, it is currently located in southern California and offered for sale here on eBay. This is one of the most complete and transparent sales descriptions you’ll ever find, and it is accompanied by tons of photographs.

The interior needs total replacement, but not to worry: the seller has acquired all necessary pieces from Moss Motorsports and they are included in the sale price. The new interior is red, matching perfectly with the creamy white original color. The radio is missing but is clearly seen in the extensive collection of photographs that can be accessed here.

A shot of the trunk interior shows a solid floor with no rust. A California black plate is attached, and the bumper and other brightwork are shiny and in good condition. The deck lid has a luggage rack, and a roll bar has been fitted in the interior. I imagine that the young married couple enjoyed many spirited weekend excursions before responsibilities of life caused them to put the car aside with good intentions of someday recapturing those carefree days.

The engine bay is in good original condition, with appropriate weathering to match the backstory. The seller states that he drove the car 450 miles from storage to his home in Southern California with no issues and that he has driven it a few miles each week since that time. The fuel tank and related parts have been replaced with new ones, and a complete engine tuneup has been done. Considering the strong mechanicals of this car and the inclusion of a number of new interior parts, restoring it to at least driving standards will be an inexpensive and straightforward effort.

A really attractive part of the package is this removable fiberglass hardtop with its own rolling stand. This rare and useful option greatly expands the usefulness of the car. The top and its rubber bits appear to be in even better condition than the car itself.

Though some blemishes and just a hint of surface rust are apparent, I would simply install the new interior, put the various pieces back in place, and drive it. A good color sand and buff would do wonders, and the resulting imperfect—but attractive—patina would add to the allure of this sprightly little British roadster.

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Comments

  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Very nice!

  2. Gloin

    Speaking of the radio, I noticed am, fm, and sw? Is that short wave?

    • ken tilly

      Yep. SW = Short wave.

  3. randy simon Member

    Listing has ended…… that was fast!

  4. RoughDiamond Member

    That old “B” had character. Must have sold outside of eBay.

  5. robj

    Poof! Gone. $5900. I liked it, but it appears someone else liked it as well.

  6. Tom Wasney

    I have a factory am radio in my garage i pulled out of my 70 B roadster I bought in 1971…. Any takers??

  7. Allen Member

    Tom,

    Maybe… Contact me with pictures and price. bachldrs (at) Comcast (dot) net. (Is it OK to advertise stuff for sale here?)

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