1975 MG MGB
The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed from
1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), later the
Austin-Morris division of British Leyland, as a four-cylinder,
soft-top sports car. It was announced and its details first
published on 19 September 1962. Replacing the MGA in 1962,
production of the MGB and its variants continued until 1980.
Starting out life as a barn find, this car underwent a complete
restoration beginning in 2008. Here it had a total motor rebuild,
rebuilt front suspension, tube shocks put on the rear, a 5-speed
transmission conversion installed, as well as many other new parts.
This restoration lasted 10 years, when our current consigner came
along and purchased the car to finish it off per se. New tube
shocks in the rear, front Armstrong shocks, brake calipers and
pads, new brake booster and master cylinder, and trunk rust was
remediated and repainted. Always serviced by knowledgeable
mechanics, and garage kept, we now have a spit spot example of the
1975 MGB Roadster. I can see the checkered flag now!
1975 brought on the full force of the crash bumpers and this car
sports them in front and back, all black and ready for impact.
Steel panels are bathed in nice maroon paint which has some
scratches, rust bubbles, and an invasive rust area on the driver's
rear rocker at the wheel well. The passenger front fender has seen
some repairs too and presents as a bit wavy. Chrome trimmings are
good and shiny, and some rubber surrounds around the windshield
show slight dry rot. The top one this car is tight, and rear
windows are clear, although the rear passenger window is ripped out
of its seam. MG rally style wheels are on all 4 corners and show up
in 5 spoke form.
A swing of the doors and we have Autumn Leaf Brown vinyl for the
door panels. This is showing a bit wrinkled and is peppered with
black knobs and pulls and speakers. The buckets are a two-tone
Autumn Leaf bolsters, and a darker cream tuck and roll inserts that
have a slight green tint. The original dash is upfront and some of
the lower covering for the pad is slightly wrinkled. Overall,
though very clean and no rust on the bezels. A nice center console
in black with a toggle panel, cupholders and the shift lever. Black
carpet covers the floors, and nice embroidered mats cover the
carpet. A peek into the trunk and it has been completely redone and
shows no rust here.
Popping the bonnet, a red painted block 1800cc 4 popper is newly
tucked into the clean engine bay. Some polishing for the valve
cover and chroming on the air cleaner for the 2-barrel Weber
carburetor. A newer 5-speed manual transmission is now on with that
converter added. Way back a 3.90 rear is on. New electrics wind
their way through the engine bay as well.
Nice clean and surface rust free underneath with that sparkling new
suspension and brakes. Some invasive rust is seen on the passenger
toe kick area where it meets the rocker. Also, on the passenger
rocker is the invasive rust seen from the exterior. Independent
coil springs and leaf springs make up the suspension and front disc
brakes and rear drums are on.
I squeezed in and was off to the races in a flash after a quick
start and short warmup. Here it performed nicely, handled well with
that new suspension, and was an overall comfortable drive.
After two restorations she's just fine on the mechanical and
suspension front, the interior looks great, and it runs nicely.
Just a few spots of some rust remediation to make her just perfect
or drive it away and enjoy it. It also comes with a brand new
softtop. Chip Chip Cheerio!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.