A beautiful example, just finished extensive prep work. Rebuilt engine, high compression pistons, all new valves and guides, balanced, new 32/36 DGV Weber carb, racing headers, excellent power and perfect running. 4 speed transmission with overdrive......5th gear. Just finished a complete professional chrome bumper conversion, new chrome, grille, brackets, sheet metal, lights, hardware. And by eliminating the side lights, the exterior is identical to the earliest and best looking MGBs. Lowered to pre 1975 ride height, wire wheel conversion with new wheel splines, new chrome knock offs, the result is a gorgeous car. Interior has custom recovered brownish leather seats, new matching carpets, interior panels, new expensive cloth top, wood dashboard, wood steering wheel, stereo/CD, boot cover, AND new deep green GN29 acrylic paint over a perfect rust free body (which had original paint.....no damage, no bondo, no repairs). Excellent rust free floors, sills, chassis, painted and detailed engine and trunk compartments, AND all of the virtues of the later model MGBs......power assist disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, electronic ignition, thermostatically controlled electric radiator cooling fan , bigger gauges, smoother engine, stronger transmission and overdrive, better wiring and electricals, a superior car in every way. AND........we can also offer modern air conditioning and a powerful supplemental heater offering the comfort of a modern car. All of which can allow this car to be used as an alternative to a contemporary sports car....because, in a 65 mph society, all of the multi cam engines and six speed transmissions really can mean.....a bigger and nastier ticket! This car has covered 61,000 miles, very few since the engine was rebuilt (alas, the last owner died) a mere 1,500 miles a year since new. Cared for by its last owner, this beautiful MGB offers a lot of fun, low insurance rates, contemporary use and performance, and very easy maintenance.
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.