MG B Roadster 1972

YEAR: 1972
BODY STYLE: Convertible
ENGINE: 1798
MILEAGE: 33,000


MG Roadster. 33,000mls. Oselli Fast Road Engine


A very smart, low mileage MG Roadster fitted with the legendary Oselli fast road spec engine. It comes complete with recent new hood, exhaust, carpets, MOT and service. The paintwork, brightwork, interior, engine & transmission are all good.

Is it “concurs”? No! But with some time & careful detailing here & there it will certainly be a candidate for a podium place at Regional Shows if that is what you want. Or, as we believe, just fettle as you go and enjoy this lovely, honest car.


This clean MG comes with a good deal of back-up documentation. There is every reason to believe from the file, supported by the condition of the car, the mileage is genuine. There are MOT’s on file going back 20yrs. Each showing a small increment in mileage at each test. Invoices from the early ‘90’s back-up the MOT’s. The last but one ownership change was in 1992. Interestingly, with the car is a copy of a Classic Car Insurance Policy from the 1990’s. A condition of the Policy is a max mileage of 3,000mls per year.


Not at all unusual for an MG of this vintage it appears to have been the subject of an older light restoration. Whoever carried it out did a wonderful job. The paintwork is still in outstanding condition, as is all the brightwork. The previous owner has spent considerable attention to detail upgrading areas but retaining originality. Just one such example is the original metal number plates. The overall effect is a remarkably smart looking car with great period features.


With the exception of a new hood, a good one, the interior remains in cracking original condition. It has not been spoiled with cheap aftermarket seats that come sometimes looking rather tacky on graceful old girl like this, anyone say mutton dressed as lamb! It has no tears, rips or splits. The terrific condition would support the mileage. The carpets, in places were worn, high quality ones have been sourced and fitted. The dashboard maybe could do with a refresh. That wouldn’t be our choice. The originality adds to the feel of a great car. 


The modified Oselli engine is the heartbeat of this car. The soundtrack of the intake system as you open the throttle is something special. The paperwork is on file for the Oselli fast road engine so we won’t bore you with all the specs. The rocker cover bears the legendary Oselli logo for provenance.

The overdrive works well. The MG drives marvellously, whether pottering around town or opening her up when the road allows. With the overdrive, it happily copes with motorways conditions, but fast B roads is where it comes alive. Sparkling acceleration coupled with masses of torque make this a joy to drive. We guarantee you will be grinning when you test drive this car, which we enthusiastically encourage!


The wires wheels are new. They are in fab condition and set the car off very well. The brakes, suspension, steering, tyres are all sound and it drives very well. It feels tight and right.


There are separate invoices on file for petrol pump as well as a new petrol tank. Two new high quality batteries were fitted in October. Any buyer can take confidence that these well-known issues with MG’s have been dealt with. There is also evidence on file the previous owner was a Member of the MG Car Club and MG Owners Club. Always a good sign that someone care about these lovely cars.


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