Just finished...excellent floor, just repainted in NGB Flame red (including trunk, engine bay, door jambs, etc.), wire wheels (wheels sandblasted, primed and painted), interior completely redone, new carpets, interior panels, door top, and seats redone in Autumn Leaf. Exhaust seems to be new (and is quiet), all gauges work, 150 psi oil pressure in every cylinder, 50-55 psi when hot on the highway, no smoke, excellent clutch and synchromesh, very good ride, steering, and handling. Chrome is very good, same with top and tonneau, new wood dash, Sony stereo/CD with USB input, brakes just done (master cylinder, calipers, pistons, wheel cylinders, etc.), all new clutch hydraulics, new fuel pump, tank and all fuel lines cleaned...a gorgeous example of this desirable year (last year of chrome bumpers). Inquire for details and options we can add.
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.