1977 MG MGB Roadster
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.
A well maintained and upgraded car that has been well kept during
the duration of the consignor's ownership. We give you a visually
and mechanically very nice condition example of the B from 1977.
Save for the large bumpers, (which was the Brit's way of getting
around the 5 MPH law), and known as the phase 4 version, this car
is a great little, nice running, and very reliable sports car.
1977 was the height of the crash bumpers and this car sports them
in front and back, all black and ready for impact. Steel panels are
bathed in white paint, which is in good condition with a few chips,
some minor touch up on the rocker panels, and a spattering of
surface rust on the driver's rear quarter panel. Chrome trimmings
are good and shiny, and the rubber seals all are supple. The top on
this car is tight, and the rear windows are clear with no clouding
as it should be since it is only 1 month old. A shout out to the
British luggage rack for outings that require an overnight stay. MG
rally style wheels, similar to Magnum 500's, are on all 4 corners
and show up in 5 spoke form.
A swing of the doors and we have black vinyl for the door panels.
This is showing a bit wrinkled and is peppered with black knobs and
pulls and speakers. The buckets present in great condition with
smooth black vinyl bolsters and woven black vinyl inserts, our
consignor states that new diaphragms have been installed in the
seats. The original dash is upfront and shows with no cracking or
sunfade. A black 4 spoke steering wheel fronts the gauges which
overall, though very clean and no rust on the bezels. A nice center
console in black with a padded armrest, ashtray and the shift lever
sits between the buckets. Black carpet covers the floors and is
nice and clean. A peek into the unrestored trunk and we note a
full-size spare with matching wheel along with some surface rust
where paint has chipped off.
Popping the bonnet and we see a surface rusted 1800cc 4 popper
tucked into the patinaed and surfaced rusted engine bay. Some
polishing of the air cleaner for the 2-barrel Weber carburetor
which feeds its mix of air and fossils through a Pierce intake. A
non-overdrive 4-speed manual transmission is bolted to the rear of
the mil. Way back a 3.90 rear is on.
Surface rust is noted on the usual components, suspension, exhaust
and driveshaft but no invasive rust is seen. Independent coil
springs and leaf springs make up the suspension and power front
disc brakes and power rear drums are on. Our consignor states that
the brake system was recently gone over, and the master cylinder,
pads, shoes and braided lines were attended to. A rare Ansa exhaust
system, including the header, replaces the factory parts and gives
a great sports car tone.
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 and
was an overall comfortable drive.
She's just fine on the mechanical and suspension front, the
interior looks great, and it runs nicely. With new seating parts,
the brake system went over, a new convertible top, and a Weber
carburetor set up, this car is a reliable and fun sports car to
enjoy and carve some country roads with. Chip Chip Cheerio!
H-BMC B-Series 1.8L
N-2 Seat Roadster
432001-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.
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vehicle in person.