My late husband and I purchased the 1980 MG, MGB Roadster, new in 1981, after the Company made the announcement that it was closing its doors, and the 1980 MG’s would be the last models manufactured. The car has 10176 original miles. For the most part, it has only been driven to Auto Shows and Rallies. It has won many show awards, and it is original, in every respect, right down to the tires.
This award winning classic has always been stored indoors, and consequently it is rust-free. The car starts and runs well. But, it does need brakes from sitting for a couple of years.
The Pick of the Day is a proper entry into British sports car madness
But he’s learned a lot more about the car and plans to drive it this fall to Hilton Head
Getting the crud off the drivetrain and peering into the gearbox
The Pick of the Day could be a collector’s daily driver
But there’s good news as well, the discovering of the car’s original paint shade
The Pick of the Day is a nice example of the British sports car that was once an overwhelming favorite but never gained traction as a collector car
As the ClassicCars.com Journal launches Import Car Month, each of my ‘foreign’ sports cars provides its own variations of wonder and woe
This 1963 model was in storage for 35 years, but has been nicely restored and driven only 51,000 miles since new
By the mid-1970s, the MGB was getting long in the tooth. The sports car had grown heavier due to DOT crash regulations.