Another of our wonderful 'hybrid' MGBs about to be finished. Photos show car fairly close to be finished, minus bumpers, painted over side lights, minor items........
Rust free Southern car, finished in a beautiful deep red, all new interior in tannish brown with red piping, new wood dash, leather steering wheel, modern stereo/CD, brand new (expensive) tan cloth top, new boot cover, interior is really excellent.
Engine recently rebuilt, our tests: 70-75 psi oil pressure when warm, zero smoke, compression was exactly 147 psi (as best as my gauge can read) in every cylinder. Absolutely perfect. Fitted with a 45 DCOE Weber carb, better manifolds, all new wire wheel hub adapters, a good set of center lock wire wheels, new chrome knock offs, wire wheels sandblasted, primered, and painted, near new 175/65 radials.
Lowered to pre 1974 1/2 ride height, front end carefully checked for any wear, brakes checked, AND (of course) a complete, professional chrome bumper conversion....new sheet metal, side lights eliminated, paint blended in at all four corners, new bumpers, guards, Mk I grille, exterior is now identical to the earliest (and best looking) MGBs.
As a later model car, has a power brake servo, better controls, the Weber gives improved performance, all in all, this is a sensational MGB and will be done very soon.
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.