You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of chrome bumper MGB’s. My first car, even before my very first Bugeye, was a 1966 MGB roadster, and I currently have a 1967 MGB GT with a five-speed. So it is with great delight that we are able to offer for your consideration this 1969 GT!
“Ole Yeller”, as we have chosen to call this 1969 MGB GT (GHD4U165308G), is a really interesting car.
We have a MASSIVE file of records that go all the way back to the day the car was purchased, and some of the receipts are likely the very first owners’ maintenance records and they are extensive. They took great care of this car, as did every owner subsequent to them. The car was in California for much of its life , then made a pit stop in Arizona before ultimately ending up in Oklahoma, which is where we bought it. Because it’s an overdrive car (an early one, too), this is a particularly interesting example; but most importantly, if you look at the underside it really looks like a true California car and that’s a great value since so many of these Bs are rusty underneath. Not the case here!
We’ve just rebuilt the front seats with new foam and diaphragms so they are beautifully supportive and very comfortable. The headrest and rear seat we’ve left for the new owner to restore, although we can work on those for you if you like. The rest of the car is well-maintained and in nice shape and I think anybody would be happy if looking for one of these early cars.
The original electrically-activated overdrive is also a really fun and special feature, and it’s nice to find that on this car. It really helps your cruising enjoyment; that’s why I put a five-speed in my own personal GT-they’re wonderful on the highway.
The other really great thing about GT’s is that the hatch back is incredibly practical if you’re used to British classic roadsters (which don’t hold very much kit). I’ve put tons of groceries in my hatch and I’ve even taken the wheels off my bicycle and put it in there so you have lots of options that you wouldn’t have with your traditional classic convertible.
One last thing about this particular example: the windows were tinted, I believe while the car was in the bright sun of Oklahoma, so that’s something that’s proper that should be removable by scraping off the inside film if you so desire. However, if you want to keep the tinting it’s extremely well executed with no blisters visible in the plastic tinting film.
Feel free to call or email us if Ole Yeller is attractive to you! It’s a really nice car and MGB GTs have appreciated dramatically in the last 12 months and I suspect there’s more appreciation yet to come!