A beautifully maintained BGT.......excellent body with low key show quality maroon paint, mostly new interior (with cloth seats with red piping), excellent floor/chassis, no holes, no repairs, IF I had to guess, could very well be one of those cars originally purchased as a second or third car and properly garaged and babied since new
155-160 psi compression in every cylinder, 65-70 psi oil pressure, no smoke, engine runs beautifully, AND the car has the very desirable overdrive transmission. Take it up to 65-70 mph, click in the overdrive and watch the revs drop. Smooth, quiet, and wonderful for highway use.
Has a new set of Minilite style alloy wheels (or we can convert to wire wheels), has an oil cooler, Weber 32/36 DGV carb with tubular headers, a very nice heat shield for the carb, wiring looks to be in very good condition, overall a wonderful classic GT that, in its day (in England) was known as 'the poor man's Aston Martin.
Think of the alternatives for a nice, classic GT car. Alfa? Gosh, a really good GTV would be double the price. An E Type....triple of more? GT6s are small and cramped, Porsches are part of another discussion (as are Astons), not a lot of choices.
All things I consider when I purchased my last MGBGT a few years ago. And after owning four others, over the years, approached it from a different direction. Last one I owned we fitted with a/c. And never used it 'cause on a really hot day, could find something else to drive. So on my current car, fitted a full roof fabric sunroof and a powerful supplemental heater under the glove box. All of which makes my car a delight on all but the hottest days and comfy cozy in temperatures down to 15 degrees. For me, a car that truly can duplicate the function and use of a contemporary car. AND THOSE cars simply don't have the style the BGT has.
OR as simple to own and repair. AND if you take a preemptive attack on the inherent weaknesses of a near fifty year old car, adding (all work we do) electronic ignition (no tune ups), powerful radiator electric cooling fan (runs cool in very hot weather), a back up fuel pump (nothing better than redundancy), and various other 'tricks' to bring these cars happily into the 21st century, your wind up with a surprisingly versatile classic car.
And when done, sunroof, powerful heater, overdrive, accessories, one of most versatile classics I have ever owned. And worth every penny of the investment.Click for legal info