A wonderful entry level historic race car........current, a bit of a project.
A 1967 (best year for MGBs) ex E Production racer, raced for many years on the West Coast and then in Colorado as a historic racer. Comes with racing log book (showing races all over the West and even East at Sebring), also a road title. Allowing this car to be prepared as a true dual purpose road and race car.
Body and floors are excellent, no damage, no cruse repairs. Even has the somewhat rare alloy bonnet. And the paint is more than presentable for a race car. Has competition springs and sway bar, Minilite alloy wheels, oil cooler with Aerioquip lines, ATL fuel cell, racing seat, roll bar configured for a tall driver, Sun tach, Mountney steering wheel, cut down racing screen, primary need: engine and transmission.
But then again, isn't it taking a chance on buying a used race car with an unknown engine? This way, the new owner can know exactly what he has as he rolls it on the track.
We have a number of freshly rebuilt early 5 main bearing engines (all with standard cranks and bores) with pre smogger heads in stock. With some mild porting, milling to raise compression ratio (and these early engines had higher compression right from the factory), a high lift cam....and ready to go. All in all, an enthusiast can use this car as an excellent starting point OR contract us to do the prep work.
With such possible additions and options as a close ratio 5 speed transmission, four piston front racing calipers, rear Panhard rod, negative camber front lower control arms, many engine upgrades, etc.
Regardless of how it is 'finished,' a remarkably inexpensive way of getting into this fun sport and having a lovely racer.
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.
MG is the moniker for “Morris Garages” of Oxford, England, which began in 1924 or 1925 at a dealer of Morris brand vehicles.