Beautiful example.......57,000 miles, virtually perfect, rust
free floor/sills/rockers, excellent body with excellent Tahiti blue
ORIGINAL PAINT AFTER 38 YEARS!!!!!!!), 32 DGV Weber carb with
tubular racing headers, complete professional chrome bumper
conversion, new bumpers, guards, Mk I grille, new lights, wire
wheels, new splined hub adapters, new chrome knock offs, lowered to
pre 1974 1/2 ride height, new front bushings, a LOT of work went
into this car. We even spent more money to eliminate the side
lights so that the exterior is identical to a 1962-1968 MGB,. The
best looking of all.
Compression: 140-145 psi in every cylinder, zero smoke, 70 psi oil pressure (all 'as new'), excellent transmission, running, driving. New top, wood dashboard, new Sony stereo with USB input, leather steering wheel, excellent Autumn Leak interior.
Whats nice about this late model car is the refinements so often overlooked. As one of the last MGBs, servo assist disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, bigger gauges, better controls, electronic ignition, thermostatically controlled cooling fan, in some ways, sort of like 35% Honda/Toyota and 65% classic English sports car. Simple, reliable, stylish, and (perhaps most important)....fun.
We can also install modern (and very effective) air conditioning which makes this car an interesting alternative to a contemporary sports car. Okay, will not do 0-60 in four seconds but is that REALLY that important? For normal use, cruising at any practical speed, great handling, a rust free, excellent MGB is just about perfect.
This car was owned (and babied) by an MGB car club member and is one of the cleanest, nicest original MGBs we have ever seen. ABSOLUTELY rust free and with perfect fit of everything. Even the original jack and jack bag. Runs and drives wonderfully and would be an ideal classic to use as an alternative to a contemporary car.
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.
MG is the moniker for “Morris Garages” of Oxford, England, which began in 1924 or 1925 at a dealer of Morris brand vehicles.
Auction expert Andy Reid will lead free tours at Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s