For Sale: 1972 MG MGB in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1972 MG MGB Roadster

The MGB is built to a simple, sensible formula and with simple, sensible technology, even for its time: The two-seater body, designed from the ground up as a no-roof roadster, (not chopped-down from a contemporary sedan, such as the Morris Minor convertible), features quite deep and wide sills for good length-ways and twisting stiffness and during design, there was attention paid to the 1960s' emerging technology of crash safety too, with an energy absorbing crush zones designed into the nose of the car.

Owned by our consignor for the last 25 years, wearing an older restoration with a rebuilt engine, added overdrive transmission, rebuilt front suspension and a redone cloth interior this 2 seater skate from across the pond is ready to show and go. This rag topped sports car is appearing as close to the 1972 car that sat in the British Leyland showroom, with lots of attention to period correctness.

With gaps well minded and steel straight we see the exterior bathed in a respray of Dark British Racing Green, the paint is nicely done. However, we do notice some scratches, inclusions in the finish and and some evidence of body filler in the lower panes. The chrome is mirror like and shows no pitting, all trimmings are in equally good condition, and the 3 wipered windshield is crystal clear. The convertible top is in very good condition but does have a small tear on the passenger's side near the corner window. Fog lights have been added up front, and black rubber dressed chrome bumperettes are on both the front and back. Like new 175R14 blackwall tires with a matching spare wrap 14-inch MG chrome wire knock off wheels. A shout out to the truck, which presents with no rust and contains not only a full-sized spare on a wire wheel but also a tool bag.

A fully restored saddle cloth and vinyl interior can be seen even better with the top removed. Tuck and roll broadcloth inserts are surrounded by clean mar free smooth saddle bolsters covering the dual buckets. The hump races through these seats and sports a consolette with saddle padded arm rest and obligatory ashtray. Within the driver's reach is an aluminum bezel shifter with a chrome shaft and a wooden MG emblazoned shift knob and aftermarket dual cup holders. Black padded vinyl is in excellent condition and forms an elongated oval in front of the steering wheel and houses the gauge cluster right in the driver's sight line. A like new leather wrapped drilled 3 spoke steering wheel fronts the dash. An aftermarket Alpine AM/FM/CD player is embedded here also as well as a toggle switch and cigar lighter. Lightly worn saddle gold carpet floods the floors and has rubber MG logoed floor mats above.

A pop of the bonnet and you'll be amazed at how well everything is buttoned up and visually appealing. The 1798cc 4 banger has been rebuilt and has a polished and ribbed aluminum valve cover and black engine block. Being fed from the side, the mini mill has an upgraded Weber 2-barrel carb to feed the right amount of air and fossils. Bolted to the back is the correct 4-speed manual transmission with added overdrive. A 3.90 geared rear axle is way in the back. With supple hoses and clean wiring and an upgrade to electronic ignition, you're ready to tour the countryside.

Rust free and showing a few hints of road dirt and surface rust all is structurally sound. Independent coil springs up front and leaf springs are on the rear and provide the handling ride with the front suspension being entirely rebuilt. Disc brakes are on front, and drums on the rear. We note a slight amount of seepage on the rear axle, but no puddles formed after an overnight respite.

Climbing into the clean interior it started right up and idled smoothly. After a brief warm up I left the clutch out and enjoyed my cruise around the Classic Auto Mall Test track, (a well-kept secret as to its actual location). It ran great, handled nicely, and has an upscale feel with the padding, and all being just right.

A fully working example ready to be scooped up and driven immediately. An older restoration both inside and out and highlighted with a great cloth interior and a good paint job. I say old chap, let's take a tool through the Dandenongs mate and let's skip the beans and toast!


H-BMC B-Series 1.8 Liter
N-2 Seat Roadster
U-USA Left Hand Drive
281416G-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 MG MGB
  • Listing ID: CC-1727262
  • Price: $13,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:MG
  • Model:MGB
  • Exterior Color:British Racing Green
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:110225
  • Stock Number:5203
  • VIN:GHN5UC281416G
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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