Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Mileage 
    23 000 mi / 37 015 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    GHD5483762G
  • Engine number 
    36D03051A
  • Lot number 
    460
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

MGB GT built15 years ago as an homage to the original Abingdon Works MGC GTS Sebring racecars from 1967Still looks fabulous in Metallic Royal Blue with a white stripe, Sebring arches and deep-dish MinilitesFitted with a220 bhp, 3.9-litre fuel-injected Rover V8 built by specialists RPI Engineering5-speed LT77 Rover SD1 gearbox,3.07:1 diff,285mm vented discs with 4-pot calipersSpax adjustable hydraulic shocks all round. Lowered suspension with anti-tramp axle mountsExtensive history file - photos of the restoration. Details ofevery nut/bolt/component involvedThe car has featured in various magazines over the years and copies are includedRecent oil change/new distributor cap/leads/fuel pump and steering rack/track rod endsFor those of us of a certain age, who got hooked on cars in theearly 60s, MGBs were good cars, dependable, competent and accessiblebut they lacked the joyous impracticality of a TR3, the bulldog hairiness of the Big Healeys, or the exotic delicacy of the Alfas and Porsches of the era. For those of us who wanted a hormone rush in our cars, the MGB left us asking, Wheres the excitement? BMC must have realized this deficiency,and during the middle to late sixties, MGBs and MGCs in a variety ofguises left Abingdonheading for international motorsport success all over the world.The handsome and distinctive MGC GTS prepared for Sebringis still regarded as one of the most desirable creations to ever emerge fromthe BMC Competitions Departmentand the MGB offered here has been createdas a tribute to these famous cars.TCK 527T started out its life as a 1979 MGB GTand went through its transformation around 2005. There are lots of photographs of the build along with a huge history file all containedinfour A4 Volumes. The car has been magazine featured over the years and has travelled some 22500 miles since its inception.The 3.9-litre V8was built by RPI Engineering and is fitted with a Piper 270 fast-road cam, a lightened flywheel along with a 14 CUX fuel injection system and a TVR Tornado chip. We understand power output is around 220bhp and this is fed through a5-speed LT77 gearbox from an SD1 and the diff is fitted with a 3.07:1 final drive.The engine breathes through tubular exhaust manifolds and a stainless big-bore RV8 system. The discs are285mm vented with4-pot calipers and the car sits ondeep-dish Minilites. The suspension is lowered and fitted with, Spax adjustable shocks andanti-tramp axle mounts. The full spec is far too long to list here but full details will be available at our Documents Desk.The conversion was carried out around 15 years ago but the car still looks impressive finished in a delightful shade of Lapis Blue with the obligatory white stripe. The interior is prepared for motorsport and, as always, any safety equipment should be checked for legality and currency. The car hasrecently benefitted from an oil change along with a new distributor cap, HT leads,a TVR high-flow fuel pump and a brand new steering rack with track rod ends.This is not a replica, it's a fast road, occasional sprint, rally, hill-climb car that has been created in the spirit of those legendary Sebring GTS racers from the sixties. Sensibly guided, it could be a lot of fun.