1970 MGB with RX7 Rotary engine Removable hard top for winter. Custom interior with Miata seats. Mazda 12A rotary, Weber 48 Side draft My father bought this 1970 MGB brand new when it had British Racing Green paint and a black interior. He drove it for about 10 years and then gave it to my younger brother who drove it for many more years. When my brother could no longer use bailing wire, duct tape or chewing gum to keep it running, he towed it over and dropped it off at my house! In 1990 I had just opened Karma Kreations, my auto & boat upholstery shop. I took the MGB to my new shop and over that first winter I rebuilt it, painted it red and redid the interior in tan. I then gave it back to my father as a “surprise gift” on Father’s Day in 1991. In 2003 my father passed away and I got the MGB back. I started to drive it quite a lot but by the end of 2005 it had blown a head gasket. I took it to a local British car repair shop and was told it needed a complete rebuild which was going to be much more than I wanted to spend. So, I made a trade-deal with the Hot Rod shop next door to install a Mazda RX7 Rotary engine and Mazda 5 speed transmission in it. I did a custom interior for them in return. Then I repainted the exterior in Maaco base-red, put a custom tan interior with Mazda Miata seats, and fabricated a custom double hoop roll bar. I finished the rebuild in 2006 and have since driven it to many car shows, club events as well as to work. It has become the most reliable car I own and when I mentioned this to one of the United British Sports Car Club members, he replied “but that is because all the important bits aren’t British!” This car is now seriously fast, handles like it looks and is a real blast to drive! I live in El Dorado Hills CA, just east of Sacramento and my shop is in Rancho Cordova.
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