Just finished an extensive reconditioning...... Upon arrival: nice, clean example.....very good floors and body, older BRG paint, fairly new deep brownish tan interior, wood dashboard, wood steering wheel, strong desmogged engine, Weber carb improved manifolding, good top, Minilite wheels, unusually strong performance.....nice car. BUT, alas, typical of a 'rubber bumper car.' LOTS of strong points....improved dash with bigger gauges, servo assist disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, superior ride, thoroughly undercoated, comfortable, reliable, electronic ignition, electric radiator cooling fans, really the best of the MGB line of cars. BUT, those heavy and ugly front and rear bumpers, raised up on its suspension with negative effects on handling. Ugh. But not for long....... Now, finished a complete, professional chrome bumper conversion, lowered to early ride height, eliminated the less than attractive side lights. A lot of work but worth it. And on this car, really worth it as it has perfect working overdrive giving quiet, refined cruising and improved fuel economy. Perfect floors with no sign of rust or repair. AND....just converted the car to wire wheels with all new splined hubs, hardware, and new chrome knock offs. Now finished, in many ways, the best all around MGB. We painted the car in a darker BRG, did the engine bay, door jambs, under the hood and trunk, looks great. Has a stereo/CD, boot cover, trunk carpet, wood wheel, done and ready for delivery.
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.
Car doubles its pre-sale estimate, selling for $112,771