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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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.
About 4 years ago I stopped driving this MG: it was in very good physical and running condition. It has been sitting in my carport for a few years now and I finally realize that it belongs in a new home. The gas will need to be drained and probably a bit of a tune up and changing of various fluids are necessary. Currently, I don’t have the energy nor the time to do that. There are a few scratches on the paint job and on the windshield. I have a full set of photos showing the bodywork done on the car as well as several workshop manuals. Normally I would be asking $10,000 for this car but considering it is not now in running condition and we need the garage space, I would be happy with $4,500.
• Flame red
• Chrome Rostyle wheels
• Chrome bumpers
• Rebuilt rocker panels and body work.
• 4 new tires
• Rear hatch gas charged lifter
• Self-locking open hood latch
• All badges intact
• **New uninstalled chrome window moldings [worth about $800+] that I will include in the purchase.
• Rebuilt seats and new covering
• New seats, carpets, dog legs, sills, etc., rails, good floor
• CD Player and speakers [unfortunately the outside antenna has been bent]
• Centre console
• Retractable driver’s seatbelt
• Wooden steering wheel
• Full synchromesh transmission
• 4 speed with overdrive
• New brakes, new battery, new leaf springs
• New master cylinder
• New electronic fuel pump
• New points and condenser
• All electrical, gauges, lights, and the heater/defroster work
I have a Moss 4 speed with electric overdrive from a 150 Jaguar for sale .Prop shaft ,speedo cable, shifter ,wiring and dash control. Just completed a 1500 klm Spring Thaw rally and it was excellent.
This will fit an XK 140 also. Bell housing not supplied.
1969 MGB GT
engine rebuilt, new pistons, head redone,etc ( 500 kilometres ago)
new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing
slave cylinder and line (Clutch)
transmission mounts, engine mounts
oil cooler and lines
brakes and lines
master cylinder (brakes)
suspension, tube shock conversions
front end done
rostyle wheels sanded and re painted
exhaust system and hangars
The sport car North America loved first, the MG. For sale is my 1973 MGB. Exterior color, British Mallard Green. Biscuit color interior. Octagon Motors has been my repair, service and replacement Company looking after my MGB requirements. Including the initial purchase of the car, I have invested over $26,000 in this MG. I have all the receipts. I have up graded the wheels from the Roystyle to Minilites. I have the MG Brochure along with the Handbook. Absolutely no rust in this car. Originally all 4 fenders and kick panels were replaced with steel replacements before painting. This was the only rust on or in the car. New gas tank andsender/complete exhaust/radiator/New top/New interior-Trunk. 5 new tires with approximately 12,000 Kilometers. New Bra cover/ New car cover to many more items to list.
1974 1/2 Rubber Bumper Passengers Side Fender
If you need a fender, this is the one you are looking for. Near perfect $400.00 FIRM CASH ONLY
Rick 604 741-5826 email@example.com
This fender is located on the Sunshine Coast but arrangements might be possible for a drop off in Vancouver.
Check out Drakes Motors for used Fenders www.drakesbritishmotors.com/
They are asking 425 for a ‘Near Perfect’ You are going to have to ship it.
These fenders new from Moss California are worth 879.99us or 1150.50 not including Tax/duty and Freight. http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=29037
One owner since new. I bought it at Gordon Bros. Motors at 4th and Alma in Vancouver. Only 38,000 miles on this car and I’m the only one to drive it. Pretty well kept, but cetainly not perfect. Runs very well and no mechanical problems. Original BMC radio, Laycock deNormanville overdive on third and fourth, Rosstyle wheels, fiberglass Snugtop for winter use, and two new 6 volt batteries last fall. Totally original, but was stripped and repainted with rocker and quarter panels replaced 25 years ago. Moved to apartment so must go as I only have two parking spaces.
MGB GT in very good condition. Imported from California 7 years ago, appears to be rust free. The seats and dash are perfect and carpets are good. The car runs and drives as it should- no problems. I recently had Octagon Motors service the car (brakes,oil change,etc.). The speedo shows 97268 miles. The car has collector plates. Selling because of storage problem. New Westminster