Mazda Powered: 1970 MG B GT

This next car comes as a tip from Kester who writes: Why do I like this so much? Is it because it’s so wrong and makes no sense whatsoever? I even struggled to send this in, though I know if I bought it, my wife would have me sleeping in it for the next month (and I don’t think the seats recline far enough…) She banished me to the garage once after buying a rusty old 914, but promised to never do it again as apparently I enjoyed it too much. The answer is easy — you like the idea of a reliable MGB GT with Mazda power and the patina of a WWII era battleship for next to nothing. Find this 1970 MG B GT offered for $5000 in Boone, IA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1970 mgb gt
fuel: gas
odometer: 500
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1970 MG MGB GT
1.6L 4 cylinder 5 speed swap from a 1992 Mazda Miata
Auto Meter GPS speedometer, tach and oil/temp/volt gauges
Aluminum radiator w/electric fans

LED lights throughout
Trucklite LED headlights
Rear HD air shocks, stock front
Disk brakes front, drum rear
6 switch push button relay system running turn signals and all lights/accessories
Hella 7” Fog lights
Has rust in the floors, and still considered a project car, but I’ve put over 500 miles on it trouble free.
Registered/insured and road legal, but would be better suited at the track
Only things that need addressed are a very choppy idle due to all the cold start items being disconnected. Brakes could stand to be bled again, and it needs the wire wheels balanced as it has a vibration from 45-58mph. I also have an entire original Miata wiring harness and ecm that go with as well as a big tote of extra parts
Asking $5,000 cash
Don’t have to sell it, and I won’t give it away
Located in Boone

See a better way to sleep in the garage?