There are not many better ways to enjoy a warm day than taking a
traditional British convertible sports car down a twisting country
road. This 1978 MGB is a wonderful foray into a time when the cars
were elemental and pure, and the driving experience wasn't measured
on a clock, but instead by the size of the grin on your face.
The MGB is one of those cars that everyone loves to see because they know it's built for pure pleasure. The compact proportions are ideally suited for carrying two passengers, and there's no extra fat to steal performance. The taut bodywork is now an icon that is pure retro cool. So you'll love to see an example like this one where they invested nicely in the lines. Russet Brown debuted for '78, and this has been given a recent professional respray that gives it a clearcoat shine that's perfect for a sunshine-friendly droptop. The full-length trim line adds to this brilliance, and the chrome trunk rack dies, too (while also something you'll find useful on your next weekend getaway.) The black bumpers have a nice modern look against the brown, and when the crisp black folding roof is in place, there's almost like a two-tone. And the wheels have that classic minilite-style while the upgraded size fills the wells with even more sporty flair.
Inside, the dark saddle complements the exterior brown, and it shows off an interior that's more inviting than your average MG. The bucket seats and door panels feel quite fresh, and the coco mats offer timeless elegance. There are nice convenience features, like the cup holders in the full-length center console, an AM/FM/CD stereo, and upgraded speakers so you can hear your music clearly with the top down. Even with all these upgrades, noting gets in the way of the pure driving experience. The stick shift is in the perfect sport for your right hand; the upgraded steering wheel feels grippy in your left hand; and the full gauge package with large speedo and tach are clear and easy to read.
Power comes from a sprightly 1798cc four-cylinder motor. Not only does it look crisp, but it has been under the correct care by the same mechanic for years. So this one fires up readily with a sporty exhaust note. The willingness to rev easily means the engine lives up to its British roadster pedigree by offering a mighty experience in a small package. The sound of the powerplant, the slickness of the four-speed gearbox, and unmatched tight handling are some of this car's many virtues. There is a surefooted feeling on the road thanks to Goodyear tires and front disc brakes. You even have electronic overdrive for when you want to take this on a weekend getaway.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the well-respected and well-presented icon of the open road. Don't miss your chance at a great classic, call today!
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