As vintage car and motorcycle fans and collectors we have always loved browsing the classifieds of our favorite magazines and newspapers looking for unexpected treasures and lost classics. But such pleasures are becoming harder to find.
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Good condition 2 owner 1979 MGB LE. Owen Automotive has done a major mechanical overhaul, recently completed a dual SU Carb Conversion and has installed many new parts in the past 2 years including the following:
Clutch Kit, SU Fuel Pump, Slave Cylinder, Water Pump, Radiator Heater Core, Fuel Tank & Kit, LE Wheels, Michelin Harmony Tires, Alternator, Muffler/Exhaust System
Comes complete with factory hardtop. Very good running order.
I have owned this “blaze” coloured, chrome bumper car for 16 years during which time it has always been garaged. The top is in excellent condition, it has the original tonneau, but the seats have deteriorated. The car has collector plates but the seats would need to be restored to keep the collector status. The car is a superb runner, has only been drive in spring/summer/fall, and has been annually tuned. Last year I replaced all the brakes (including cylinders and drums) and replaced the battery, rotor cap, plug leads, and gave the car an extensive tune up. All the work was done at Heywood Motors, and I have the receipts. This has been a superb motor but it’s time to move on. The car runs very well, but the float chamber in one of the carbs is currently flooding. This will need to be fixed before driving.
This is a numbers matching car that was built early ‘68 and has all the series one set up apart from covered headlights.
It is ready for a restoration. It needs extensive metal work and paint along with a new interior. The motor runs strong and has good consistent compression numbers. The wire wheels are in excellent condition and the tires are new. I am having the triple carbs rebuilt and tuned. I’m also installing a new reservoir tank as the original started to spring the odd hole.
I’m interested in a good quality/ restored mgcgt (not an mgb) as part trade.
Two passes on a Lotus Elise on a track is the only use they have seen in this world then stuck away in a garage ignored for 7 years but kept in a climate-controlled environment with no sun falling upon its
215/45 R16 and 205/50R15 respective skin
If you would like to enter a slalom event of the summer you should have these in your stockpile
Started off frame restoration, frame sandblasted and painted, rear suspension parts sandblasted and painted, lots of new parts including floor pans, Vehicle is disassembled but complete including tires and rims
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Rare split back bumper, electric over drive, restored / updated motor with only 40,000 miles and new electronic ignition , new clutch, throw bearing, new seals, new leaf springs, Dayton Chrome wire wheels, led signal lights, blue tooth sound system, original gauges, interior has no rips or tears, new convertible top and tonneau cover.
This car is qualified “collector ” license plates ….
948 engine comes with everything except generator, and smooth case tranny. Ready to pull out. FOR REBUILD $300.00 ob0. 1275 is also for rebuild $125.00 obo. The rims, $50.00. BRING A PORTABLE CRANE. Looking for Bugeye cables, and 1275 exhaust manifold. Prefer 3 bolt flange type.
Restored 1800 engine and transmission, new clutch and throw bearing, new front and rear seal. Redone head with new gasket, new electronic ignition system with high end plug wires. Interior is excellent condition, new Bluetooth system , new convertible top and tonneau cover. 60 spoke chrome Dayton wheels with wide white wall tires. LED Lights in all signals, all original working instrumentation.
19000 miles on thorough restoration by competent owner of 25 years. BC Collector plates.
Resto included: all rust cut out of frame and replaced with new steel. Frame geometry confirmed correct. New floors, sills, rocker panels, end caps, B pillar rear faces, rear inner fenders, rear outer fenders, rear valence, front valence, front fenders. No bondo on this car! New wiring harness, new hydraulic piping, suspension overhaul, engine rebuilt and balanced, head ported and polished, mild cam by Shadbolt, Pertronix ignition, spin-on oil filter, overdrive gearbox rebuilt by Ocatagon Motors, new carpets, original AM/FM radio that works as well as can be expected, period amp discreetly installed in glove box, leather seats regularly treated with Autoglym leather preserver, Moto Lita steering wheel. A small fortune spent at Octagon Motors in Vancouver. 3rd Prize at VanDusen. New coil springs and rad service 2018. If you’re looking for a project car, this is not it. If you’re looking for a solid car that was restored properly by someone who knew what he was doing, this is it. I have more pics of the resto and you won’t be disappointed.
Car is in fairly good shape has had a recent paint job new clutch new front end work recent tuneup.
Needs a few minor repairs which I hope to have done at Octagon soon. Able to deliver to the lower mainland or Vancouver Island. See new price!
Completely original and owner since new! The last TR6 exported to Canada in 76. Limited edition Tahiti Blue and light brown original interior. Original top, and Michelin Red stripe tyres. Serious investors/ buyers only.
That’s right – an MGC – not a B. This car came with the next generation Austin healey 3 litre straight 6 – and an aluminium hood. These are rare – especially the roadsters.
This car has undergone a meticulous 14 year (slow) restoration with many well engineered improvements. Parts wise, it is almost entirely complete (just needs a new soft top) – and the finish list of things done to have it on the road. A list of work and modifications done is also included.
-Body rust repaired and floors replaced.
-painted with Southern polyeurethanes primers and clears over ppg “Audi monsoon grey” paint.
– all new interior – black with red piping – seats apolstered by Dave at Phoenix in North Vancouver (using moss kits)
-Toyota brake capiler modification over slotted and cross drilled rotors
-rebuild 3 litre C series engine (progression from Austin Healey) with hardened valves and seats for unleaded (Hillary at All Power)
– Austin Healey mild street cam grind by Shadbolt
-computer controlled cooling system (electric fan and electric water pump)
-MGB – non servo / dual circuit master cylinder
-Full Stainless steel competition muffler
-Custom leather dash and center console (tastefully original – with added glove box)
– 15 inch mini lite wheels
– 2 hoods included – one stock, one with louvred
Underbody entirely “por15’d”
-Entirely new wiring harness
-2 inch HS8 carbs (not HS6 as stock)
-4spd with 2/3/4th over Drive
Left to complete:
Some final buffing of paint
Addition of chrome trim
Finalize electrical (90 percent done)
Fit interior panels, seats and top
Attach handbrake cable (incd)
Finish fuel system (one small pipe and filler neck)
Fill and bleed brake and clutch.
The car qualifies for the “collector modified” plates through ICBC.
I have built this car with full attention to detail and “quiet” modification
It is a drivers car, and should’ve a lovely machine when complete.
1975 TR6 British Racing Green. Super reliable and handles beautifully. I’ve owned the car for 4 years and it has never caused any problems. This is not a concours car but a great summer fun car. Only driven in dry conditions so no rust at all. Baby and marriage forces reluctant sale, owner relocating to Victoria. Valued at 12-15k by a Vancouver classic car shop, will sell for $10k.
This is a fantastic example of a 1980 Jaguar XJS. Interior 9/10, exterior 9/10. With a good cut polish it will be a perfect show car. This is an absolutely mint condition XJS. Has 3000$ rims, signed Enrico Nardi steering wheel. Brand new tires, alternator. New work just completed: totally redone rear trailing arm bushings and rear subframe mounts; air, water, alternator and drive belts all replaced new. I have detailed receipts outlining work performed. Original V12 engine in terrific shape, mounted to original 3 speed automatic. Starts and runs fantastic. New stereo put in last month, now has Bluetooth and phone mic set up. Car cover included. Car lowered an inch.
You absolutely will not find a better example.
The car has 86,000 miles.