1965 MG MGB Roadster


Seller Username cessnadriver
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? Yes
Make MG
Model MGB
Year 1965
Mileage (kms) 33k-miles shown (TMU)
Vin Number GHN3L49071
Motor 1.8L I4
Transmission Four-Speed Manual Gearbox w/Overdrive
Exterior Color Repainted in Red
Interior Color Black vinyl
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Sold for $10,500 to dellis

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Up for auction is a meticulously cared-for classic car that has been cherished by its current owner for an impressive 18 years. During this time, the vehicle has been driven a mere 34k-miles. Its intriguing history traces back to its origins, purportedly purchased new at "Cookes Motors" in Calgary, Alberta. In 2000, it found its way into the hands of the seller's brother, who acquired it from "British Auto Specialist" in Calgary, trading an MGA with the president of the "Calgary MGB Club." While this classic car was already an older restoration at the time of acquisition, it underwent an extensive rejuvenation process in 2006, which included comprehensive body repairs and a full repaint, thoroughly documented with photographs and receipts.

This vehicle boasts authenticity, retaining its original components, except for a color change from Iris blue. The car is finished in red over black vinyl and is powered by a 1.8-liter inline-four mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes a black convertible soft top, steel wheels with polished hubcaps, chrome trim, and a wire-spoke steering wheel. 


For US bidders, this MGB is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.


The car left the factory in Iris Blue as per the build sheet and has been repainted in red and features a black tonneau cover. Additional exterior details include chrome-finished bumpers with overriders as well as a black soft-top, a left-side mirror, quarter vent windows, and a single polished exhaust outlet. Braking is handled by front discs and rear drums. A Chrome luggage rack is featured on the rear hatch as well.


Mechanically, the seller reports this car is in excellent condition, free from any issues and ready to hit the road as-is. Recent servicing in July included valve clearance adjustment, a valve cover gasket replacement, hose clamp tightening on heater and top radiator hoses, brake and clutch cylinder checks, coolant inspection, an oil change, and a filter replacement. In terms of aesthetics, the vehicle displays minor paint chips but no bubbling, dents, or fading paint. 


Moreover, the owner has invested significantly in maintaining and upgrading this classic beauty, with over $23,000 CDN worth of new parts installed within the last 34k miles. All service records are meticulously maintained and will be provided with the sale. These new parts include a windshield, dash pad, speedometer (installed at a verified at 83k-miles, currently showing 33k-miles, total estimate is 116k-mikes), convertible top, rear springs, stainless exhaust, Pertronix ignition, generator, starter, radiator, water pump, fuel pump, water/temp gauges, clutch, pressure plate, flywheel (replaced in 2010), master cylinder (clutch), battery, voltage regulator, fuel pump, wheel bearings, front shock absorbers, and steering boots.


The interior has been refurbished and the metal dash carries Smiths instruments and wears a black finish with an MG-branded radio blanking plate. Doors and seats are trimmed in black with contrasting white piping. 14k-miles are shown, though total mileage is unknown.


The 1798cc inline-four was strengthened with five main bearings for the 1965 model year, and breathes through recently-rebuilt twin SU carburetors. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission with an unsynchronized first gear. The underside condition can be seen in the gallery photographs below.



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Bid Summary

High bidder: dellis
Total bids: 22