Historic Cars & Tractors


MGB Roadster of 1977 SOLD

Engine4-cyl 1798cc short engine (recon fitted c. 24k miles ago)
Year Manufactured1977
Year Registered1978
ConditionGood Order
Asking PriceSOLD

We are delighted to offer for sale, on behalf of the owner, this MGB Roadster. Following some documented upgrades in recent years, this is a remarkably roadworthy example and, whilst it may not necessarily appeal to the purist collector, it is certainly a good candidate for enjoying on the open road!

Included with this MGB is a folder of historical paperwork including MOTs last dated 2021 (it benefits from being classed as a historic vehicle so is tax and MOT exempt). The included Heritage Certificate is a copy of the factory record and states that it was built new as a RHD for the home market. It was originally black with grey trim and a black hood – and it hasn’t deviated much from that since 16th November 1977 (its date of built) or 24th November 1977 (its despatch date). It was supplied new via Kennings Ltd of Walsall. When new, it also had an overdrive and Rostyle wheels fitted.

In more recent years, extensive invoices included in the folder detail work that has been carried out to improve the reliability of this example! Details of the upgrades carried out include:

  • Reconditioned Short Engine fitted around 24,500 miles ago.
  • Peter Burgess Ecotune Unleaded head
  • 5-speed Ford Type 9 Gearbox
  • 123 Ignition
  • Electronic Power Steering
  • Sound-proofed throughout
  • Leather Seats
  • Moto-Lita Leather Steering Wheel
  • Braided Brake Hoses
  • Drilled & Grooved Discs
  • Uprated anti-roll bar
  • Immobilizer
  • Hood Cover
  • LE Style Alloy Wheels
  • Front Spoiler

Cosmetically, it has odd scuff as you would expect but otherwise the car polishes up well. The only notable damage around the car to note is that there is a crack in the bottom corner of the passenger side of the windscreen. The hood goes up and down smoothly and it starts on the button. There is no sign of rust underneath, and it all looks well cared for.

Overall, a great classic which can be enjoyed as the weather warms up!


We always encourage prospective buyers to view historic vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This car is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Steam & Classics on behalf of the owner and seller.

For more information, please speak to Matt on 01392 833301 or email [email protected]

As with all of our historic vehicles listed for sale, we recommend viewing in person where possible. Appointments are recommended so please try to contact us before travelling for a viewing. 

Please ask about our flexible part-exchange options. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer’s expense.

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Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

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We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you.

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Our newest department is dedicated to supplying high-quality, brand new model and toy-sized steam engines, spares, accessories, gifts and more…

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