A beautiful South Carolina car...excellent floors, sills, body, battery boxes, etc. With very good red paint. Excellent drive train....145-150 psi compression in every cylinder, 65+ psi oil pressure when warm, very smooth running, Weber carb, headers, all synchromesh transmission, oil cooler, very tidy engine bay, brakes work well, steering is right, no rattles, drives very well. Wire wheels with all new splined hubs, mostly new chrome, new chrome knock offs, fairly new top and tonneau, wood dash and wood steering wheel, modern stereo/CD. Even original jack bag, jack and knock off hammer. All gauges work, all electrics work properly, looks great, runs great, what is left? And, as a 1974, one of the last of the chrome bumper MGBs, modern safety equipment, FAR better electricals and hydraulics than earlier MGBs but maintaining the classic pre-rubber bumper look.
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.