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MGB: Buying guide and review (1962-1980)

MGB: Buying guide and review (1962-1980) Classic and Performance Car
MGB front MGB rear MGB interior MGB B-Series engine
Owning a classic shouldn’t be a hassle; if you’re looking for something that’s fun to drive but a breeze to own, the MGB is the perfect solution. Stylish and practical, the MGB isn’t the most unusual classic around, but its popularity ensures a ready supply of cars, parts and support. Even better, just because you buy a B, it doesn’t mean that you have to have a car like everyone else’s – there are masses of bits available to make these cars more usable, faster or simply more individual. 
 
One of the most attractive aspects of B ownership is how cheaply the cars can be bought; buy a car with rubber bumpers instead of chrome and you can save a packet. You’ll also be snapping up a car that’s a bit more more usable; because it’s a bit newer, it was more thoroughly developed. If you’re still not sure, there’s a thriving social scene around the Abingdon icon, so it’s the perfect way of boosting your social life. So don’t think of this as a classic that’s B for Boring – it’s definitely B for Brilliant.
 
Arguably, no other classic vehicle is as well supported at both club and supplier level as the MGB. Today, more than 50 years after its introduction, running MG’s landmark sports car has never been easier. From complete bodyshells and authentic interior trim to modern engine conversions, everything is available to upgrade Abingdon’s warhorse for 21st-century motoring conditions.
 
Such modifications as suspension upgrades, typified by MGOC’s Evolution 3 front suspension and Frontline’s telescopic front suspension kit – designed in conjunction with Ken Costello – and five-link coil spring rear suspension, transform the driving experience. The venerable B-series engine is delivering ever greater performance, notably in fast-road or larger-capacity form, thanks to its inherent strength and ready response to tuning. Enhanced braking with four-pot calipers and vented discs ensures this performance can be utilised to the full.
 
Competition and high-performance road use similarly benefit from improved cooling, with alloy radiator and electric cooling fans. Electronic ignition and fuel injection, coupled with high-output alternator and modified starter motor, have proved successful innovations, while the availability of a power steering conversion has transformed the MGB’s ease of use. Moving the game on even further, the MG Rover K-series engine, mated to a five-speed gearbox, is a well-proven transplant, and there have also been successful LPG conversions of the B-series. 
 
While the number of MG specialists can seem bewildering, both the MG Car Club and the MG Owners’ Club (the latter with a huge spares operation) list their recommended suppliers and provide a huge information resource. Allied to this is the growing British Motor Heritage product portfolio – from bodyshells to OE parts and accessories – that is marketed through a national and international network of Approved Specialists.
 
Which one to buy?
 
At first there was an open-topped MGB only, then in 1965 came the hatchback GT. Both featured chrome bumpers, but in 1974 these were replaced by rubber bumpers. Of the models available it’s the chrome-bumpered roadster that’s the most sought after. 
 
Don’t overlook the other models though, as the GT offers excellent usability and looks smart too. Rubber-bumpered cars sit higher so they’re not as good to drive, but they can easily be lowered to improve the dynamics, while the rubber bumpers can be swapped for chrome. The 1.8-litre cars are torquey and come with a surprisingly pleasant soundtrack, but the V8 that arrived in 1973 is more relaxing to drive and sounds even better – but there was no roadster derivative.
 
This is why many buyers go for a roadster with a V8 conversion. There are lots about and they can make a great buy, but as with any modified MGB, check who has done the work and get a professional inspection if necessary, to make sure it’s been done safely.
 
And if you want the ultimate MGB, then there’s always Frontline’s re-engineered LE50, developed for the MGB’s 50th anniversary.
 
Performance and specs 
 
Engine 1798cc in-line four-cylinder
Power 95bhp @ 5400rpm 
Torque 100lb ft @ 3000rpm 
Transmission Four-speed manual 
Fuel consumption 30mpg
0-60mph 12.9sec
Top speed 103mph
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2311mm
Length 3893mm
Width 1516mm
Height 1255mm
Weight 965kg
 
Common problems
 
• Rot and consequent bodges are common. New bodyshells are available but don’t under-estimate the cost of reshelling a B. These bodyshells are a mixture of the different panels used throughout 18 years of MGB production, so they’ll always vary in detail from whatever you're rebuilding.
 
• The car's complex sill structure provides a lot of stiffness for the shell, both in coupe and roadster form, but difficult repairs mean that bodges are all too common. For the best results the front and rear wings need to be cut off below the trim strip. The alternative is to unbolt the front wings, rather than cut the lower portion, but on a roadster you have to take off the windscreen surround to carry out a proper restoration.
 
• Check for rust at the box section towards the rear of the inner front wheel arches. There are a number of other rust hot spots, including the battery tray and rear spring hangers. Check the floorpan for holes – getting it up on a ramp helps with this – while you should also quiz the owner on how often they have cleaned out the top of the corrugated fuel tank. If this hasn’t been done regularly, it will likely be rusty.
 
• The GT’s tailgate is double skinned, meaning that it will often be hiding corrosion. Most cars will have had replacement doors at some point, as they are prone to rusting out. 
 
• Apart from the V8s, all MGBs had a tough 1798cc B-series engine, post-October 1964 units getting five main bearings. Parts interchangeability is good and 130,000 miles between rebuilds is possible. Expect a tappety tickover and 15-25psi oil pressure, rising to 50-65psi at 3000rpm. Anything less means a worn crankshaft or oil pump.
 
• High oil consumption points to blocked crankcase breather pipes or worn valve guides and stem seals, the latter given away by exhaust smoke when accelerating after the over-run. Oil leaks are common, from the front and rear crankshaft seals; replacing the latter means removing the engine first. Also look at the tappet chest side covers behind the exhaust manifold.
 
• Misfiring suggests the points need adjustment, or the heater valve above the distributor is leaking. A new valve fixes things, but the misfiring could be a cracked cylinder head, allowing coolant to leak out.
 
• Because the V8 is unstressed it lasts forever with 3000-mile oil changes, to prevent premature camshaft wear. Anti-freeze levels must also be maintained, or this all-alloy powerplant corrodes internally, leading to blocked up coolant passages.
 
• Automatics MGBs are rare; most common is the original three- or later four-synchromesh manual transmission. There are no specific issues with the ‘boxes, but they generally need to be rebuilt at the same time as the engine.
 
• The carbon-fibre release bearing in the clutch is a weak spot; wear is given away by a vibration through the pedal and a screeching noise.
 
• Most chrome-bumpered Bs and all rubber-bumpered editions have an overdrive which is usually reliable. Problems are usually down to a low oil level, dirty oil or wiring problems. Converting to overdrive isn’t cheap.
 
• Kingpins will often be worn out due to a lack of maintenance. With the front of the car jacked up, and the brakes applied, any lateral movement at the top and bottom of the wheel indicates that they need a rebuild. Apply grease every 3000 miles to prevent this from happening.
 
• If the front wishbone bushes need replacing, which is entirely likely due to age related wear, fitting the improved V8 items is highly recommended.
 
• If the car feels loose at the rear when driving, it’s likely that the axle-locating U-bolts and bushes need replacement or adjustment. Thankfully it's cheap to fix.
 
• The original lever arm dampers provide the best ride quality, and while it’s possible to rebuild them when they start to leak, but most swap to telescopic dampers resulting in a harsher ride. 
 
• Brakes were given servo assistance in 1973, so if you’re testing one of these models and the brakes feel ineffective it’s likely that the seals have failed. Replacement units can be bought off the shelf.
 
• Until 1974, two six-volt batteries were fitted – later cars have a single 12-volt unit. Both systems are reliable, but poor connections between the earthing strap and body are common.
 
• Interior parts generally wear well, although seat upholstery can become thin and baggy. Later rubber bumper cars got an improved dashboard, but generally all items are available to completely retrim and replace the interior if it's completely shot.

Model history
 
1962: MGB debuts at the British Motor Show in Tourer (roadster) form only, at £949.
1964: A five-bearing engine replaces the previous three-bearing unit.
1965: The GT arrives, mechanically identical to the Tourer.
1967: The MkII MGB arrives, with an all-synchro gearbox, negative earth electrics and an alternator. There’s also an automatic gearbox option.
1973: The MGB GT V8 debuts, using the classic Buick-derived Rover V8. There’s no roadster; the model is obsolete by August 1976.
1974: Rubber bumpers replace chrome. The new car is more usable, but the raised ride height doesn’t help the handling.
1980: The last MGB  is built on 22 October, the last 1000 cars being special edition LE models.
1988: British Motor Heritage announces the availability of brand new MGB bodyshells.
1992: The B is revived as the V8-powered RV8, 2000 of which are made over three years.
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.mgcars.org.uk
• www.mgownersclub.co.uk
 
Summary and prices
 
With thousands of MGBs still on the roads, the car for you is out there. Early cars aren’t that easy to live with on a daily basis, but running costs are low, parts are easily available and specialists are easy to come by. Not only that, but you’ll also have access to one of the best car clubs going. 
 
The very early ‘pull handle’ MGBs are the most valuable, with a good example costing around £15,000 today. Usable cars start from around £6000-£10,000, while projects can be picked up from £2000. The rest of the range, from Mk2, Mk3 and rubber bumper models are all value on condition above all. Even the best of these can be had for less than £10,000, apart from perhaps the concours or fully-rebuilt examples, with usable and solid examples costing less than £5000. The Coupe GT models are cheaper still, and apart from the earliest models, these are generally available for less than £7000. 
 
Even though the B has been out of production for over three decades, the network of specialists that look after them has continued to grow. So where the B previously had a few downsides, such as handling that wasn’t too sharp, just about everything has been solved now thanks to a raft of affordable upgrades that have been developed.
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  • MGB Roadster 1975

    €21,950(£0) €21,950(£0)

    MGB Roadster 1975 overdrive, wire wheels This MGB roadster was delivered in 1975 in beautiful Flame Red paint. The car has new chrome wire wheels and a marvelous luggagerack. The car drives great and has a revised gearbox with the popular overdrive option. The interior has black leatherette with comfortable seats and the original dashboard with chrome clocks. The MG is a perfect car for rides and is ready for lots of driving pleasure. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1975
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    €21,950(£0) €21,950(£0)
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  • MG MGB Roadster 1974

    €27,950(£0) €27,950(£0)

    MGB Roadster 1974, restored, British Racing Green This MGB was delivered in beautiful British Racing Green paint with chrome wire wheels and luggagarack. The car has driven only 8.000 kms after the complete restoration. Several invoices are present. The interior has black leather and comfortable seats with headsupport. The interior also has a luxurious wooden steering wheel and chrome clocks. The fabulous driving MGB guarantees a lot of driving fun. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1974
    For sale
    €27,950(£0) €27,950(£0)
  • MG MGB V8 Cabriolet 1980

    €44,950(£0) €44,950(£0)

    MGB V8 cabriolet 1980 fully restored This in 1980 delivered MGB Roadster is fully restored and provided with fabulous black paint, new chrome and original MG anniversary rims. The V8 engine is fully restored by an official specialist (invoice present) and is connected to the 5 speed manual gearbox. The interior has extra comfortable seats with beige leather. This MG hasn’t been driven since restoration. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1980
    For sale
    €44,950(£0) €44,950(£0)
  • MG B

    £27,995 £27,995

    1972 MGB V8 Roadster Here we have what can only be described as the ultimate MGB Roadster. This car was rebuilt on a Heritage shell a short while ago, and updated in many ways and the total cost from the invoices in the history file was £20000. The car is finished in a stunning Deep Metallic Green, and comes fitted with an MGRV8 interior with the more comfortable Tan leather seats, and the more modern Dash of the R V8. The suspension on the car was assembled and fitted by Marque Specialist Brown and Gammons for a major international event, and the car has only covered a mere 15,000 miles since then. More recently, in fact in the past 12 months, the car has been fitted with a new JE Engineering 4.0 litre V8 Power unit producing around 265 BHP, and the car has covered a mere 600 miles since this was completed. The cost for this installation was in the region of £15300 Everything from braking to suspension and drive train has been done to make this the unique car it is today. Furthermore it also had a full Brantz Trip timing pack fitted in July ready for Classic Regularity Events, but has never been used since. Its simply stunning. There isn’t another MGB on sale today in the North of England that is as completely sorted as this, in fact I imagine this car might be described as the best MGB roadster on sale in the UK today. There is a colossal history file, and bills in this file come to a staggering sum of over Fifty Two Thousand pounds. If you are a fan of the Marque, and you are seeking something a little different, one that’s been professionally built, then this is the car for you and can be had for a fraction of the cost that its recent owners have spent. £27995

    • Year: 1972
    • Engine size: 3.9
    For sale
    £27,995 £27,995
  • 1972 MGB Roadster 15 miles since completion

    £22,995 £22,995

    This is an excellent opportunity to buy a fully rebuilt MGB Roadster that has covered only 15 miles since completion. The car is outstanding throughout and has been completely rebuilt by a restoration specialist who had intended to keep the car. The project began in 2010 with the plan for the end result being an MGB better than when it left the factory. Arguably it is indeed that with some nice upgrades to include high torque starter motor, oil cooler and an engine bay and underside that could win shows. Back in 2010 the car was purchased by its recent owner as a stalled project that was part way through a body rebuild using brand new Heritage or Steelcraft panels to include new wings, doors, boot lid, floor pans and sills. On initial purchase the bodyshell was taken to a specialist bodywork restorer and completed to an exceptionally high standard. On completion of the panel work and gap setting, the entire bodyshell was painted inside, outside and underneath. The shell was then re-delivered to its owner ready for a mechanical rebuild, re-trim and re-fit. The project continued into 2011 but then was once again stalled due to business demand and various major restoration projects, m

    • Year: 1972
    For sale
    £22,995 £22,995
  • 1969 MGB Roadster Heritage Shell Rebuild

    £22,995 £22,995

    This genuine UK supplied overdrive MGB Roadster was first registered on the 5th March 1969 and was subject of a major rebuild in 1990. The MGB was treated to a brand-new Heritage shell, new wings and door skins, and was completely rebuild by a Midlands classic car specialist. Their paperwork states that the panel fit on the completed car was better than the MG Motor Company has ever achieved on their production models. The MG was also mechanically overhauled, the engine and gearbox checked and the brakes and suspension fully overhauled. XPD 388G first came to us in 2011 and has been with one owner since. Mileage since full restoration in 1990 is in the region of 15,000. Prior to marketing the MG, a programme of work costing £10,000 has been carried. After 27 years since the rebuild, it was time to strip the car down again and carry out a full re-paint on the rust-free Heritage shell. The paint finish had begun to show signs of wear and in order to maintain the high restoration standards, our Malton Coachworks facility stripped the MG down to a rolling shell. The engine and all ancillaries were removed and the shell was treated to a full outer re-spray including engine bay and boot.

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 1990 mi
    For sale
    £22,995 £22,995
  • MG MGB Cabriolet 1972

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    MGB Cabriolet 1972, Minilite wheels in good condition This MGB convertible was delivered on 28 february 1972 and is in Holland since 16 July 1993. Both the in- and outside are in good condition. The car has red paint and black leatherette interior. This MGB has the original 1798CC, 96 HP engine and 4 speed manual gearbox. This, in combination with the low weight of only 1000Kg makes it a nice car to drive. The car has Minilite wheels and black Sonnenland soft top. Since 1995 the car has had only 1 owner. When you are looking for a beautiful, good driving roadster, than this car is a good choice. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1972
    For sale
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  • MG MGB Cabriolet 1971

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT MG B Cabriolet 1971 Tennessee Orange wooden steering wheel very good condition Beautiful MG B Cabriolet 1971 in ectraordinary colour Tennessee Orange. Both the in- and outside are in very good shape. The interior has comfortable black leatherette in good condition. Te car has the original 1798CC 4 cyl 96HP engine attached on a manual gearbox in technical good condition. The paint with chrome details suit this car very good. So if you are looking for a beautiful MG B Cabriolet in very good shape ready for touring this will be a good choise. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1971
    For sale
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  • MG MGB Cabriolet 1970

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT MGB cabriolet 1970 fully restored This MGB convertible was fully restored in 2016 and was provided with a beautiful deep red paint. The MGB was in detail restored, both optically and technically. The original 1798CC engine and gearbox are fully revised, that’s why this MGB drives perfect. The interior has new black leather. This MGB also has wire wheels and beautiful chrome. This perfect driving MGB is ready for driving. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1970
    For sale
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  • MG MGB V8 cabriolet 1980

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT MG B V8 cabriolet 1980 British Racing Green, restored This beautiful MG B was delivered in 1980 in colour British Racing Green with chromeparts for a great combination. This MG has Minilite wheels. The interior has beige leather with green piping and with the dashboard with woodparts this is a very posh combination. The car has the original Rover 3532 CC V8 engine and automatic gearbox. This special MG B is in perfect condition and is ready for lots of driving fun. At the Holland documents this MG B V8 is known as 8-cylinder. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1980
    For sale
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  • MG B Roadster Blue '71

    €24,950(£0) €24,950(£0)

    The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA and manufactured until 22 October 1980—originally by the British Motor Corporation and later by its successors. MGB production continued throughout restructuring of the British motor industry, and the parent company’s transition from BMC to British Motor Holdings (in 1966) and to British Leyland Motor Corporation (in 1968). The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while being 3 inches (75 mm) shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electronically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches (360 mm). In late 1967, sufficient changes were introduced for the factory to define a Mark II model. Changes included synchromesh on all 4 gears with revised ratios, an optional Borg-Warner au

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 36485 mi
    For sale
    €24,950(£0) €24,950(£0)
  • MG B Roadster Black '74

    €17,950(£0) €17,950(£0)

    95Hp >>>>> Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obtained by telephone. Contact us: Xavier: 0032 472 40 1338 (NL, FR, DE, EN, IT) info@oldtimerfarm.be Olivier: 0032 473 11 7300 (NL, FR, DE, EN) olivier@oldtimerfarm.be Oldtimerfarm from Aalter would also like to sell your classic car or car collection. For more information, please contact Xavier. Exhibitions where you can find us: Pictures of the car:

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 41179 mi
    For sale
    €17,950(£0) €17,950(£0)
  • MG B 1,8 Roadster

    €16,300(£0) €16,300(£0)

    MG B 1,8 Roadster Equipment: Særdeles velkørende dobb. Weber karburator sælges for kunde ring for info

    • Year: 1971
    For sale
    €16,300(£0) €16,300(£0)
  • MG B

    £29,995 £29,995

    1971 MGB GT V8...LE Pewter Grey Metallic with Dark Red leather piped Grey, Heritage shell bespoke build commissioned by MG Club secretary by renowned MG specialist, Equipped with New Heritage shell finished in original MG LE Pewter Grey Metallic, Circa 175 bhp 3500cc V8 Rover Vitesse SD1 specification high compression engine with Rover LT77 5-speed gearbox, High compression cylinder heads, Twin SU HS4 carburettors, 1-2-3 electronic computerised distributor, Original inlet manifold & adapter, Original GTV8 rocker covers, GT V8 air collection box, Oil cooler, Electric fuel pump, Black silicone hoses, Silicone brake fluid, Walnut veneer dashboard, Walnut veneer centre console, 15” Mota-Lita leather steering wheel, V8 interior trim in Dark Red leather, Dash top & crash rail trimmed Dark Red, Twin dash mounted air vents, Centre console trimmed Dark Red, Door caps in Dark Red leather, Armrest trimmed in Dark Red, Dark Red carpet kit, Retro Sound Model One Black/Chrome Radio, Roof mounted ariel, Door sound deadening pads, Early chrome grille, V8 badges, Pilkington Sundym glass, Battery cut off switch, Webasto folding sunroof trimmed in Grey, Chrome bumpers, 3.07:1 final drive rear axle, Bilstein front suspension, Frontline 5-link rear suspension conversion with coil-over struts & panhard rod, Dual circuit brakes, Vented discs, Wilwood 4 pot callipers, Stainless steel exhaust manifolds, Stainless steel exhaust system, 15” Anthracite/Polished rim Minilight alloys, Complete with history file & full photographic build, Just 2,000 miles have been covered since restoration.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 2000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.5
    For sale
    £29,995 £29,995
  • MG B Roadster Red '67

    €22,950(£0) €22,950(£0)

    The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA and manufactured until 22 October 1980—originally by the British Motor Corporation and later by its successors. MGB production continued throughout restructuring of the British motor industry, and the parent company’s transition from BMC to British Motor Holdings (in 1966) and to British Leyland Motor Corporation (in 1968). The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while being 3 inches (75 mm) shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electronically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches (360 mm). In late 1967, sufficient changes were introduced for the factory to define a Mark II model. Changes included synchromesh on all 4 gears with revised ratios, an optional Borg-Warner au

    • Year: 1962
    For sale
    €22,950(£0) €22,950(£0)
  • MG B Roadster Green '66

    €25,950(£0) €25,950(£0)

    + Overdrive 95Hp >>>>> Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obtained by telephone. Contact us: Xavier: 0032 472 40 1338 (NL, FR, DE, EN, IT) info@oldtimerfarm.be Olivier: 0032 473 11 7300 (NL, FR, DE, EN) olivier@oldtimerfarm.be Oldtimerfarm from Aalter would also like to sell your classic car or car collection. For more information, please contact Xavier. Exhibitions where you can find us: Pictures of the car:

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 15579 mi
    For sale
    €25,950(£0) €25,950(£0)
  • 1971 MGB Roadster Heritage Shell Rebuild

    £19,995 £19,995

    This stunning MGB Roadster has been subject of a full Heritage shell rebuild and has been driven over to us in excellent order. The car has been with one of our regular customers on the East Coast and has had some serious detailing work carried out over the summer. Now retired, the most recent owner has spent a career working on cars and has gone right through this MG with a keen eye for detail. Since preparing the car to his high standards, it has performed perfectly being used on a regular basis for some summer touring on Yorkshire roads.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 8000 mi
    For sale
    £19,995 £19,995
  • MG B Roadster pull handle '64

    €27,950(£0) €27,950(£0)

    The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA and manufactured until 22 October 1980—originally by the British Motor Corporation and later by its successors. MGB production continued throughout restructuring of the British motor industry, and the parent company’s transition from BMC to British Motor Holdings (in 1966) and to British Leyland Motor Corporation (in 1968). The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while being 3 inches (75 mm) shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electronically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches (360 mm). In late 1967, sufficient changes were introduced for the factory to define a Mark II model. Changes included synchromesh on all 4 gears with revised ratios, an optional Borg-Warner au

    • Year: 1964
    For sale
    €27,950(£0) €27,950(£0)
  • MGB Roadster

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    POA Like Elvis or the Beatles, the MGB’s popularity seems to be eternal. And with good reason: by combining handsome roadster and GT bodywork with rugged BMC underpinnings, the ‘B is still more than capable of offering easy, trouble-free classic motoring today. In the decades following its 1962 launch, increasingly sophisticated competition made the ‘B look a little old hat. However, that is in its favour; with simple mechanicals, and unrivalled parts availability, there’s no reason why you can’t drive one all year round. Many owners already do. An extremely well restored and well kept 1966 MGB roadster, formerly UK registered, completely restored using a Heritage body shell, subsequently kept in a heated garage, and only used on dry days, although the owner tells it did once get wet on a visit to Jersey. Fully restored utilising a new Heritage shell Restored black leather seats with red piping, and black carpets. In extremely good order, recently replaced heavy duty starter motor, a new battery, prop shaft seals, plus regular service history through local specialist garage.

    • Year: 1966
    • Mileage: 55251 mi
    For sale
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  • 1980 MG MGB 1.8 ROADSTER 2DR

    £10,950 £10,950

    Finished in snap dragon yellow with grey cloth trim.This must be one of the only mgb roadsters which has not been restored and hasn't corroded.Gold seal rust proofed from new,wax injected.This process has preserved the panels from new with the added bonus of always been garaged and never took out in the wet.A genuine 25000 miles from new with a fully stamped service book to confirm this and all the mot history.Must be viewed to appreciate this time warp condition and mileage.All weather tonneau and hood complete with all the books.For more information contact scott james on 07831440991

    • Year: 1980
    • Mileage: 25000 mi
    For sale
    £10,950 £10,950
  • 1969 MG B Roadster large history file

    £17,950 £17,950

    This MG B Roadster was sourced for a preferred client of JD Classics and was restored with the eye very much on quality over cost. This is a great chance to own one of the very best MG B roadsters. Specification includes: JD Sport Ignition JD Sport electric cooling fan Weber 45DCOE Carburettor JD Sport starter motor Front suspension bushes V8 modified type Front and rear KONI shock absorbers Uprated front anti roll bar Xenon headlamp bulbs Moto Lita Steering wheel Leather seats Chrome wire wheels Custom made steel exhaust system Large JD Classics History file

    • Year: 1969
    For sale
    £17,950 £17,950
  • 1972 MG B GT Costello V8 MK1 3,500cc

    £22,950 £22,950

    Very rare MK1 Costello V8 Genesis for the MG B V8, shoehorning the Rover V8 into the MGB GT was the brain child of Ken Costello, an idea so good and a product so well executed that it was copied by MG themselves. Of the 225 Costello V8s 190 of them were GT bodied. A decision was taken in the early 2000s that the best way to make repairs to the body was to replace it entirely, a replacement shell was sourced and the major mechanical parts were transferred to it. Unfortunately what remained of the original shell was destroyed by fire in 2003. There is a signed certificate of authenticity from Ken Costello in the accompanying history file. 140mph speedometer Rear boot spoiler Competition clutch with additional servo New bucket seats Correct MK1 Costello bonnet bulge Boot spoiler Minilite wheels Rally spotlights

    • Year: 1972
    For sale
    £22,950 £22,950
  • MG MGB GT 1978

    £4,495 £4,495

    Finished in Pagent Blue with original striped interior. Recently undergone a full repaint as was feeling a little tired! Now fully refreshed and looking very smart indeed. MOT'd until July '18 with no advisories;This classic comes complete with the most comprehensive history file, it runs and drives beautifully and now ready for a new owner. Very attractively priced. ;

    • Mileage: 30700 mi
    • Engine size: 1.798
    For sale
    £4,495 £4,495