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MGB-GT Thinking of Buying a '67 MGBGT

DesertSprite

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Hello there,

Just wanted to ask what the general consensus is on MGBGT's. I've found a pretty clean one that is going for the right price as far as I'm concerned. But, I'd like to know what to look for in greater detail as I have never owned a LBC before. In general classic car terms its pretty clean, has lots of service records, doesn't 'seem' to be falling apart, rust-free body as far as I could tell (are there hidden spots I should look for?), engine starts up and runs but it probably needs a tune-up.

I'm thinking of using this car as a daily driver. So, if there are any sort of heads-up tips you guys can give me that would be really helpful.

Oh yeah...the lady is asking $1800 for the car. Good/bad?

Thanks,
Joel
 

703MGB

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I can`t say for the US but here in Canada a B (GT or Roadster) at 1800$ is usually a graveyard candidate, a good parts car, or a deep pocket project!

Sorry.
 

Steve_S

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If it's solid for $1800 then jump on it! I drive a '67 BGT as a daily driver. Other than being a bit underpowered it's a great car.

Check the sills for rust damage. Take a screwdriver and jab at the underside of the sills. If it dents or goes through, walk away. Replacing sills is very expensive unless you're an accomplished welder / bodyman. Other than that check the usual places, wheel wells, doglegs, etc for rust. Run a magnet around the normal places to check for bondo. If it's a fresh paint job then check even more carefully! Also look under the carpet beneath the spare tire. Rust can spread here, too. Good luck!
 

John Moore

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Like Steve said, check for rust. It's the killer! If it's solid, $1800 is very fair!
 
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DesertSprite

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Hi all,

Yeah I want to check the car more thoroughly for rust. Other than that it seems pretty clean...rough...but clean.

So the BGT is a bit underpowered? Any common cures for that?

Joel
 

Steve_S

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It all depends on how much money you're willing to pump into it. A hotter cam and better air filters will add 10HP. Peco exhaust may add a few more.

If the engine is in good order you can put a supercharger on it in a weekend with hand tools. Cost is around $3K. Head work makes a huge difference but is also a bit expensive.

Or you can simply enjoy the car how it came from the factory as I do. Just plan well ahead when you want to pass on the highway! A stock MGB GT will travel at well over 100MPH, it just takes a bit longer to get there. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

Bruce74B

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Heck, I think that any 67 BGT that runs and doesn't look like a POS with rust is worth $1800 on even a bad day!!!

Bruce
 

Nunyas

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$1800 sounds like a fair deal to me, assuming rust isn't a problem that is.
 
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DesertSprite

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Well, I go to look at it again this Saturday, so I'll let you guys know how it all goes.

Steve - I have no problems enjoying a stock BGT...just like to know what kind of toys I can get for a BGT...and then have fun explaining to my Wife why the car absolutely needs that part.

thanks,
Joel
 
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