Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1965 "pull handle" MGB -- the last year to feature pull-style door handles and the first year for the five-main-bearing engines. This example is a nice driver that has been well maintained and freshened over the years.
The paint is a few years old but quite presentable with no evidence of accident or rust damage, save one small area on the lower passenger side rocker which has some filler. The floor pans and trunk bottom are all original and in remarkable condition. Window sweeps, windshield to quarter-window seals and body side molding are new. Bumpers and grille are original with a few minor dings upon close inspection, but the car shows well on the whole. Stone guards on the headlights, bumper-mounted driving lights and twin wing-mounted Talbot-style mirrors complete the look. The convertible top is in good condition with one small repaired area on the driver''s side.
The interior shows well with newer upholstery and carpet; the original dash is in very good condition. Correct Banjo steering wheel has a period leather wrap with an age-appropriate patina (we liked the look so much that we chose to leave the wrap in place, although the wheel beneath appears to be in good condition). All gauges, switches and indicators work as they should.
This example runs quite well, and has no major leaks to note (quite remarkable for any British car). Recent service includes motor oil and filter, chassis lube, shock oil replenishment, and transmission and differential service. This one has been converted to negative earth, and a roll hoop has been added for protection and rigidity. The wire knock-off wheels have been professionally balanced by a wire wheel expert; a wire spare and the original Thor brass hammer for the knock-offs are included. Clutch, gearbox, steering and brakes all feel as they ought to. The car runs, drives and handles just as an early MGB should -- sprightly, responsive and altogether fun.
In short, we are offering a presentable, turn-key, unmolested pull handle B. Give us a call at 404-692-5250 for more information about this classic British roadster.