1970 MGB MkII – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Some modern upgrade provide classic motoring without the classic headaches

The MGB endured 18 years of production, from 1962 to 1980, becoming one of the quintessential open top sports cars of its time.

It brought affordable sporting motoring to the masses, and was an extremely modern car at the time, utilising a monocoque body instead of the traditional body-on-frame construction.

The engine swelled from the MGA’s 1.6lt to a larger 1.8lt unit, its 70kW carrying the 920kg roadster to a top speed of 170km/h.

The MGB’s appeal was not for its performance alone either, with a larger and better finished cabin, the MGB provided open-top new-car motoring to around half a million happy customers.

Further updates included a smoother and more durable five-bearing crank in 1964. And the MkII saw the option of a three-speed auto; upgraded shift linkages, overdrive for third and fourth gears in the manual, better seats, easier window winders, alternator and improved heat demister.

This particular MkII roadster rolled off the line in 1970. A USDM car, it started its life in America, before being brought into Australia and converted to right hand drive.

With well thought-out upgrades including a new alternator, spin-on oil filter conversion, thermatic fan, and a Toyota five-speed gearbox; the car presents itself as a durable and easily-maintained car to be enjoyed.

The car also gains a CD player, ‘Griplite" leather steering wheel, chrome wire wheels as well as a black vinyl tonneau and collapsible soft top stowed away in the boot.

The car is a very tempting package due to its modern upgrades and should provide its new owner with the utmost confidence in its history and upkeep.

The car is on sale unregistered by The Healey Factory, for $15,000.

You can check out the full listing here!

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