Just finished this car for sale.....local owner had this car for 36 years, babied, garaged, zero rust, excellent body and perfect/rust free floor/chassis, recently resprayed in tartan red. Excellent mechanicals (145-150 psi compression in every cylinder, 60 psi oil pressure, zero smoke), near perfect original interior, oil cooler, new Minilite-type alloy wheels (we can convert this to wire wheels if a buyer prefers), new tires, all brake and hydraulic parts were replaced, very good convertible top, tonneau cover, all new chrome, Sony stereo/CD with USB input wood dashboard, wood steering wheel, quiet exhaust, shocks and front end in good condition, spotless trunk, excellent wiring and electrics, a nice, clean, original MGB. It had been sitting for a few years (the last owner suffered a stroke), we replaced the fuel pump and filter, cleaned the fuel lines, cleaned the carbs and voila! Strong, smooth, fabulously 'tight' sports car with contemporary performance and utter simplicity. Not a 'restored' car but, rather, an excellent original car, thoroughly gone through (by us) to rectify whatever might be wrong. Body was excellent, just slightly faded paint, and no bondo was used when we repainted car in base coat/clear coat acrylic. The 1972 Bs are nice with a better dash than earlier cars, face level air vents, glove box, and now rather elegant with the new wood dashboard and steering wheel.
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.