The time has come to sell my heart and soul project to a good home. 1977 MGB with a custom "Mantell Kit" the guru that helps guys put big motors in these little cars. 302 HO V8 with T-5 tranny. You can read all about this car under at the British V8 web site, britishv8.org, project journals- "Newbie takes a swing at Mantell kit." http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?11,41882 No Reserve, highest bidder gets it. It's a long read but if you are serious about this car you will want to read some of the stuff I have in this car. It's been a several year labor of love and I have almost 10K invested, motor fires right up, trans shifts the way it should, and there is probably 90 percent of the parts needed to finish. I do have the aluminum radiator installed and an electric water pump, need to hook up the hoses. You need to get a drive shaft cut and set up the clutch to the pedal. I have the original drive shaft and a overdrive driveshaft for the 1800 motor.The tires are in good shape the wire wheel conversion looks really good. The under carriage is like new- no rust anywhere, painted and done right with no short cuts. The body is in really good shape, no rust, I painted it in my booth, it's decent, you decide to wheel it or repaint. I have probably enough matching paint to shoot it again, there is at least 4 coats of paint on it after the entire body was taken down to metal. The wiring is about 80 percent, done by an ASE professional mechanic, awaiting the installation of lights and parts to finish. Most of the interior is needed, The dash has been redone and looks really great, no carpet, only seat frames with old cushions and covers, I have a custom MG steering wheel, have tons of parts including original engine that dropped an oil ring, original tranny, a top, a tonneau, tons of other stuff. I'm sure I could get more than my asking price if I part it out but that would break my heart so we'll Ebay it.
I have about 5K in the Mantell kit, the motor, transmission and aluminum heads. But there is tons more if you read the posting on the forum you will know what you are getting. I believe I could part it out for almost 6-7K but again, I really do not want to do that. Someone is going to get a really good deal. Hood and Trunk (bonnet and boot) :) are not pictured but in nice rust free shape.
South East Michigan outside of Flint, it's sitting in a storage locker. I have the title on this 55,000 mile car.
As is no warranty but check out my Ebay feedback and you will know how I do business, over 600 feedbacks, never had a negative. Happy to answer any and all E mails. If you have less than 10 pieces of feedback you need to email me or I will cancel your bid. 500.00 Paypal deposit within 24 hours of auction close or I reserve the right to cancel transaction, the rest in cash, no checks or money orders, etc. Clear title in hand, reserve the right to cancel any time before the auction is finished but I have never done that so bid with confidence.
On Apr-06-14 at 17:47:04 PDT, seller added the following information:
Added 11 new pics today, more coming by Tuesday.