Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: MGB on the Block

Want an extremely clean MGB? This 1974 roadster will be auctioned off this weekend during Barret-Jackson‘s Palm Beach sale. This MGB underwent a high-quality, professional restoration five years ago, and a Heritage Report comes with the car.

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gjz30075
gjz30075 HalfDork
4/10/16 9:04 a.m.

$15,400 sold. I don't know if that's the hammer price or with fees. Either way, can't beat it.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1974-MGB-ROADSTER--194125

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
4/10/16 9:48 a.m.

They had a nice tr3 that went for around 27k.

Correction: The Tr3 went for 34k. plus a 10% fee.

wspohn
wspohn HalfDork
4/11/16 10:06 a.m.

Yeah, TR-3s always bring more than MGBs, especially late MGBs.

SEADave
SEADave HalfDork
4/11/16 10:32 a.m.

Its good to see MGB's going for decent money. With big Healey's through the roof and prices on everything else on the up I wondered how long B's were going to stay as cheap as they are.

It seems that the very early MkI "metal dash" cars go for the most money, which is a shame since a later car like this is probably a better driver. Years ago Peter Egan wrote a piece about B's and he put the 73/74's second in terms of desirability due to the return to the chrome grill and the face-level vents in the dash (not to mention the various mechanical stuff).

outasite
outasite Reader
4/11/16 9:18 p.m.

In reply to SEADave:

Yes, 68 and up had fully synchronized transmission, starter w/solenoid, alternator and the air injection pump w/dreaded gulp valve.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
4/12/16 8:59 a.m.

In reply to wspohn:

Yea, unfortunately they do. I sold my Tr3 in 1986 and have been trying to replace it ever since. The prices 3s are getting today are discouraging (to me).

The rubber bumper Bs are about the best bang for the buck today. I would love to have a '67 or earlier

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
4/12/16 10:26 a.m.

Right about where I expect a $35,000 dollar MGB restoration to sell.

Well bought if it as clean as it seems.

outasite
outasite Reader
4/12/16 7:17 p.m.

In reply to spitfire bill:

Are you looking for a TR3 to restore? I know of a 1959 TR3 A that requires a new home and TLC.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
4/12/16 11:04 p.m.
NOHOME wrote: Right about where I expect a $35,000 dollar MGB restoration to sell. Well bought if it as clean as it seems.

All the guys with "collector" Miatas should be paying attention to MGB prices, as it's the same story 25 years later...

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
4/13/16 7:33 a.m.
outasite wrote: In reply to spitfire bill: Are you looking for a TR3 to restore? I know of a 1959 TR3 A that requires a new home and TLC.

Where, how much and condition?

BTW...yea I been looking since 1986. I actually passed on two (too far away) and missed a third one (much closer) recently by just one day.

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