20,000 original miles, looks and drives like new with the addition of more power via installation of a 3/36 DGV Weber carb. Wire wheels, orange with black interior, everything looks the part....spotless engine bay and trunk, perfect floors no obvious wear anywhere. AND AN IDEAL car for a bit of 'dress up' and improvement. And these late model MGBs were vastly improved over early examples. Smoother engines, better transmissions, servo assist disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, electronic ignition, thermostatically controlled radiator fans, bigger gauges, thoroughly rust proofed, with all of these and more, this car drives beautifully and offers a classic sports car with modern controls and driveability.
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.
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