an former SCCA E Production racer we purchased as a potential historic race project. Nice car. Looks like it has new sills and floors...whatever, no rust and a nice straight body. Race stuff: thicker front sway bar, roll bar (with SCCA tech stickers), ATL fuel cell, rev limiter, oil cooler with Aeroquip lines (nicely mounted under the grille to allow maximum air to flow through the radiator), racing screen, racing bucket seats and a nicely prepared 'race' dash. We got the car with an engine....of unknown specification. A quick examination turned up high compression forged pistons and a gas flowed head. So, yes, a real competition engine in need of disassembly and rebuild. Which we can do for a new owner. Car comes with a trans and can be supplied with a 45 DCOE Weber and intake manifold and a set of racing headers. Really everything necessary to get this car back on the track. Photos have not yet been posted BUT we have improved this car by adding the stronger 'tube type' back axle with bold on hubs, a fairly new set of 6" wide Minilite style light alloy wheels, radials suitable for vintage/historic racing use. MUCH better now. Sold 'as is' and a buyer has the option (NOT the obligation) of contracting us to finish the project, would make a nice 'budget' racer and easily fitted out for pure street or dual purpose use. 'Whatever' is the choice of its next owner...but, whatever, its a nice starting point. Always an issue with any race car but especially a 'budget' car is 'what is inside the engine?' With this car, most car be seen....and the new owner can be involved with the process of preparing an engine to meet his race needs and budget.
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.
Each week, The Daily News @ ClassicCars.com staff gets together for a meeting.
I owned two MGBs long ago — a spanking new ’78 and an old ’73 — but both were gone from me by the year 1985.
The classic MGB has always been an attractive and affordable choice for sports-car fans, but with one complaint: it could use more power.
When the talk turns to affordable classic sports cars, the first one considered is often the MGB, Britain’s most-successful roadster.
Extremely popular in its day, the MGB of Great Britain has never had great value as a collector car.