A nice example, well serviced, no indications of vices......... Excellent body, rust free, seems to have been repainted once (in original Burgundy), most new black interior, mostly new chrome, new top, a lot of work recently done: rebuilt front end and brakes, new alternator, new coil, rebuilt SU carbs. Our tests: 175 psi compression in every cylinder, 70 psi oil pressure, zero smoke, excellent synchromesh, tight steering and front end, runs and drives very well. Looking underneath, appears to have excellent floors and inner sills. A nice, tight, solid, 42 year old classic sports car. New wood dashboard, new Sony stereo/CD with USB input, oil cooler, very clean trunk, excellent wiring, starts instantly, runs perfectly (using a bit of poetic license), even the washers work. For the money, the best all around MGB....face level air vents, all synchromesh transmission, pre rubber bumpers, modern controls, and a lot of fun to drive.
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.
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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.
MG is the moniker for “Morris Garages” of Oxford, England, which began in 1924 or 1925 at a dealer of Morris brand vehicles.
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