Just arrived from down South.....rust free chassis, floors, etc....recently repainted in white, very good original black interior. Last owner told us engine had been recently rebuilt....our tests, 155 psi compression in every cylinder, 70 psi oil pressure, zero smoke....would seem to confirm.. He also told us the clutch was new, front end rebuilt and brakes redone...all work perfectly. Oil cooler, Weber carb, new Sony stereo/CD with USB input, tonneau, spotless trunk, all new splined hubs and chrome knock offs, 14" centee lock wire wheels, runs and drives great. Nice car and a 1973 is one of the best years for an MGB....chrome bumpers, glove box, face level air vents, all synchromesh transmission.
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.
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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.