Beautiful California car....in California since brand new. And excellent body and chassis.......a first rate example of the most desirable of all MGBs. Older but still very good red paint, new carpets, freshly redone seats in black leather with red piping, new tan top, v.g. tan tonneau, excellent dashboard. Drive train: rebuilt engine, 150-160 psi compression in every cylinder, 65-70 psi oil pressure when warm, no smoke cold or hot, quiet valves, and with a Weber carb, very powerful. And connected to a perfectly working 4 speed with overdrive transmission. New splined hubs, brakes recently done, rear tube shock conversion, wire wheels, new chrome knock offs, converted to negative ground, rebuilt tachometer, stereo/CD, oil cooler, spotless detailed engine bay, excellent wiring and electrics, one of the nicest early MGBs we have ever seen. AND with all important factory options. Doesn't miss a beat......wide torque band, free revving, quick shifting, excellent ride and handling, a fantastic combination in a near fifty year old classic English sports car.
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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.