|Mileage: 136K on car 1000 miles on new motor|
|Engine: 1800V 4 Cylinder 5 Main New Rebuild|
|Transmission: Original 4 speed with Factory Laycock Overdrive|
|DriveTrain: Rear Wheel Drive |
|Body Style: GT Coupe hardtop hatchback|
|Mike's Rating: #3 condition B collectability |
|Originality: matching numbers original drivetrain|
This car was purchased by an avid British collector-driver in the Northwest. The car will be enjoyed and driven often - that's what its all about!
Chrome bumper MGBs (coupes and GT Models 1963 to 1974) with overdrive transmissions remain the most sought after and therefore hold the highest value. Furthermore, they tend to increase in value at a higher rate than the later rubber bumper MGBs. The GT model of the MGB series is considered by many MG enthusiasts and sports car editors to be the most desirable of the MGB series. The MGB is, a ruggedly built and relatively simple sports car, but it can present some restoration challenges for novice do-it-yourselfer's. This one is done and ready to go. The MGB was the best selling British sports car in America up to 1980. New engine compression and oil pressure is perfect to OEM spec. The new Minilite style wheels are very sharp, correct size radial tires, glass and chrome is good showing some small door dents on the chrome door strips and original glass has minor scratches on the doors windows. Interior is very nice (black vinyl plaid cloth), A classic wood Nardi steering wheel is a very nice feel and appearance. Newer two barrel Weber (downdraft) conversion for consistent performance. Very sharp head turner, Woman love to drive this car as it is comfortable, easy to shift and steer, and has good visibility.
Condition: #3 (Very good older restoration with fresh motor).
Collectability: B (Technically innovative, Unique Style with competition history)
NADA Collector Car Value: Aver Retail: $8575 / High Retail: $19,700
BSCM Price for this car (F.O.B. Bozeman, MT): $8,500
BSCM Research of OEM technical specifications for this Marquis
Introduced 1962 - 1980 Only 125,282 GT's Built out of 513K MGB's.
Engine: 1800 cc 4 cylinder in line
Valve operation: Overhead operated by tappets, pushrods and rockers.
No of bearings: 5 main
Power Output: 97 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Max Torque: 105lb/ft at 2,500 rpm
Compression: 9.0 to 1
Carburetor(s): Single Zenith Stromberg, dual side draft SU's.
Clutch: Single dry plate
Suspension: front; coil and wishbone, rear; live axle with semi elliptic leaf springs.
Dampers: Armstrong lever arm front & rear
Steering: Rack and pinion
Transmission: 4 speed manual (electric Laycock overdrive option available from manufacturer)
Brakes: Hydraulic with servo assistance. Front; 10.75 in. dia disc. Rear; 10 in. dia. drum
Maximum speed: 104 mph
Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph: 13.0 secs
Fuel consumption: 25 mpg.
Engine Re-build (Oct 2010 (Receipts Photo's provided)
- Block boiled, magnafluxed and shaved for Head match (Engine and Machine – Bozeman, MT)
- Head decked and rebuilt with new valves, guides, springs and hardened valve seats
- New head studs
- Reconditioned Cam and Crankshaft
- New Piston Rings – 0.30
- New Push Rods and Lifters
- New Timing Chain and Tensioner
- New Main bearings at 0.20
- New Camshaft Bearings at 0.20
- New Rod Bearings at 0.20
- New Clutch Kit and Release Bearing
- Lucas Starter re-built
- Radiator serviced and pressure tested
- Oil cooler cleaned and pressure tested
- All electrical checked and approved.
- Engine bay and Engine detailed.
Fly into beautiful Bozeman, MT and drive home or I can assist with your shipper. These are the most desirable of the MG's and frequently on classic car editorial lists of the top cars to buy while you can.
Call Mike at 406-579-2412