Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1968 MGB Roadster

This first class MGB Roadster is a genuine RHD home market car that was built between 31st May and 4th June 1968. The MG was supplied new in British Racing Green with Black trim and despatched to Byers Garages Ltd, Sunderland on the 6th June 1968. The MG was issued with a Durham registration, BUP 777G. This is a low ownership car that has spent the majority of its time in the North of England and it was sold to the last owner in 2006 requiring full restoration.

Between 2006 and 2008 BUP 777G was subject of a major rebuild carried out to an exceptionally high standard. A total nut and bolt restoration was undertaken and a brand new Heritage Shell purchased. The bodyshell today, 1500 miles since rebuild is outstanding and the underside painted British Racing Green with a light coating of waxoyl for protection. 15" MGC wire wheels were fitted and a brand new interior fitted. The interior was treated to bespoke leather seats, walnut dash, cream dials, new carpets, door cards and MG over mats. A mohair hood was fitted and the exterior finished with brand new chrome.

Mechanically the MG is outstanding and benefits from a fully rebuilt engine with unleaded cylinder head. The crankshaft was machined and new pistons, main and big end bearings were fitted, as were replacement thrust washers, a new oil pump and timing chain.  The MG was treated to new front and rear shock absorbers, track rod ends, link arms, anti-roll bar, rear leaf springs, re-conditioned king pin assemblies, polyurethane bushes, drilled brake discs with ‘green stuff' pads, hi-torque motor, stainless steel exhaust system, Halogen headlights, Kenlowe fan, new wiring loom and all other items either re-conditioned or replaced. Various parts were shot blasted and powder coated for a top class finish and a Toad alarm with immobiliser and central locking fitted.

BUP 777G has been driven to us from West Yorkshire and performs superbly on the road. Having only covered 1500 miles, the running gear is in excellent order and the engine performs superbly with excellent oil pressure. The MG was a very sporty, fast road feel and the gearbox is super smooth with a fully functioning overdrive. The MG has a great road holding with a perfectly set up suspension, precise steering and sharp, efficient brakes. This MG is an outstanding example that presents beautifully. The underneath and inner arches still looks brand new and the general body, paintwork and engine bay are just simply superb. This is a perfectly useable MG that has covered minimal mileage since a very expensive restoration.  BUP 777G comes with a comprehensive restoration history including photo record, Heritage Certificate and some pre-restoration correspondence from the 1980's. 

Testimonial from new owner...

"It has also enabled us to/meet many classic car enthusiasts through the clubs and organisations we have joined. The photos were taken last year at the charity classic car run we did from Castle Howard in aid of..." FULL testimonial here

Price: £SOLD