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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 17, 2019 12:27AM

This was not an easy decision to make but, for me, the fun is in the build. So now that my car is done and sorted out, I am going to sell my baby. I wish I could keep it but I'm going to sell it and start another project. If you have always wanted to have the most unique car at the Cars and Coffee or the local cruise night, here's your chance The car is not only unique looking but the performance is also in a class of it's own with 535 hp and 550 ft lbs of torque. The car has breath taking acceleration as well as handling and braking to match. The forged aluminum C4 Corvette suspension front and rear gives a smooth but firm ride on the street as well as incredible road holding. The entire build and modifications to the car are documented in the 6 part series in the Project Journals forum on this site

You will not find a finer build. As I have been told many times at shows, "this is the way MG should have built the car" , I will entertain offers of $60k, PM me if interested.

Jim

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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 17, 2019 10:43AM

Say it ain't so!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 17, 2019 11:11AM

Alas, it's true. Now that the car's done and sorted out I'm bored and need another project. I would love to keep it if I could but cash flow and storage being what they are I have to sell it to finance the new project.


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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 17, 2019 03:23PM

Jim can you give us a hint as to what your next project will be?
If I were you I would hang on to it till next spring then try selling it on Bring a Trailer.
Now is not the best time to sell a car.
There are two types of car guys:
The builder designer gets his satisfaction out of the building phase.
The owner driver gets his satisfaction out of owning and driving the car after he has built it or bought it.
I fall in the first category.

Cheers
Byron


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 17, 2019 04:15PM

I'm in the 1st category as well. I'm thinking about doing a Factory Five 33 roadster with the removable hard top, full fenders and A/C. Looking at either an LS3 or new LT1 with a 6 speed auto. Should have plenty of power and be comfortable to take on long trips.


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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 17, 2019 07:50PM

Jim that sounds like a real nice project.
I have often thought that If I did one of those cars it would along the lines of what you are describing.
Go for it!!!!!

Cheers
Byron


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 17, 2019 11:14PM

Kind of takes me back to what got me interested in cars in the first place


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 18, 2019 10:47AM

I'm firmly in the 2nd group. I only build to drive. I drive my V8 MGB like I stole it! :)

Then again, a GT V8 with A/C & auto box would be nice some day...


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PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
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04/29/2009 11:37AM

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74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: October 19, 2019 09:21PM

I have been a passenger in this car when I was in SD for MG Convention 2017. It is a magnificent super car contact me if you want more information.email is best. Pjlenihan@me.com

Iím not on this site very often.

Best of luck Jim with your sale



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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 20, 2019 01:56AM

Thanks PJ. I was a passenger for the 1st time today. I let my son-in-law drive to a cars and coffee in Rancho Santa Fe today. It is a very wealthy community and there were McLaren's, Ferraris and Porsches everywhere but the little MGB still got a tremendous amount of attention. Hopefully, one of them wants to add a unique one of a kind car to their collection.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: One of a kind Wide MGB is for sale
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 26, 2019 02:19PM

For those of you following along, I probably won't be posting the car on BaT in November like I said I would. Seems the car has developed a drip from the rear main seal and I can't see selling it for what I want without fixing it. I figure the seal is around 15 to 16 years old since that is when I put the engine together with new gaskets and seals. The transmission can't be removed without taking it out with the engine so I'm in for some work. I'll keep you posted.


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