MGB ROADSTER Rubber bumper
Late 1979 rubber Bumper
The car is ex-Californian and was bought on sight of photographs sent from the States.
When the car arrived in Dec 1997 it was seen that the evidence from the photographs was correct- a few dents in the body work
and only one patch of surface rust on the boot floor. The engine had seized and an attempt had been made to remove it.
The car was completely stripped down, re-sprayed the original colour and rebuilt as right hand drive using at GT of similar age as donor vehicle
for the necessary parts including engine, O/D gear box, steering gear and dash board. Several brad new parts were added such as the hood and trim.
A wooden dash wooden door cappings and a moto-lita steering wheel were added for visual effect.
The whole process took about a year and several more months for shakedown. The car is now running well and toured Northern France without missing a beat.
The completed restoration is shown below.