his is a 100% BRAND NEW Planetary gear reduction starter for a MGB 1968 to 1980. There have been many improvements over the years in starter technology. Now modern starter technology meets the old with the new MGB 1968 to 1980 pre-engage starter. Modern permeant magnets in this MGB starter provides you with a smaller more compact starter with a weight savings of 63%! On top of that you also get a much more efficient MGB starter that draws less amps and starts your MGB much easier. Don't waste your time with rebuilds when you can buy brand new.