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MGB: Buying guide and review (1962-1980)

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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Last updated: 31st Mar 2016
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  • MG B

    €34,500(£30,760.20) €34,500(£30,760.20)

    This is a very nice original MGB GT V8 from 1972. About 5 years ago, this GT fully restored and converted to LHD. Everything is according to the original V8 specifications, so with green tinted glass, Overdrive, brake booster and an oil cooler. As extras, this GT; * Leather seats, * aluminium bonnet with louvres, * folding sunroof, black vinyl, * Mini Lite wheels, anthracite, * Moto-Lita leather steering wheel, * 2 chrome door mirrors, * lockable fuel filler cap, This MG rides fabulous. The 3.5 ltr. V8 engine is smooth and very strong and produces a wonderful sound. A pure English classical sports car with 150 HP!! We speak Dutch, English, German and French. Our cars can be delivered with Dutch, German or Belgium registration. We can assist with the French registration. Transport to your door is possible. We have our own workshop facility with 25 years experience with classic cars.

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 1400 mi
    • Engine size: 3.5
    For sale
    Imparts BV
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  • MG MGB Roadster 1977

    £5,995 £5,995

    1977 MGB Roadster. Flamenco red with black leather and red piping. This very attractive MGB has covered only 400 miles in the last four years and has been with its previous owner for nine years. The roadster has been very well cared for and has had many upgrades, these include Minilite style alloy wheels, piped leather upholstery with matching door cards, chrome sill covers, Moto Lita steering wheel, roll bar and a brand new hood. The engine starts on the button and she drives very well and everything appears to work as it should. The oil pressure is very good and the car runs very nicely within the correct temperature range, the gearbox is smooth with working overdrive in third and fourth. In summary this is a very smart MGB with all the right bits. Just waiting to be enjoyed in new hands this MGB would be a welcome addition to any collection and a car that any enthusiast would be proud to own. All the work has been done and this car is ready to use. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. Viewing is highly recommended. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.

    • Mileage: 9000 mi
    • Engine size: 1.8
    For sale
  • Mg B 1975 Jubilee edition

    £42,500 £42,500

    New engine, clutch, exhaust plus loads more. Tax exempt. Fully road legal and ready to go. Lots of history and paperwork. Reluctant sale. Call for more info. 01825 765867

    • Mileage: 140000 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
    For sale
  • 1969 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    - Resident in France for many years prior to being restored during the early 2000s - Sparingly used and kept garaged since then, Black leather upholstery, 4-speed manual - 'Good overall' order, MOT'd till Aug 2017 and will be driven to the sale from Surrey Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: 'Good' Engine: 'Good' Electrical Equipment: 'Good' Paintwork: 'Good' Transmission: 'Good' Interior Trim: 'Good'

    • Year: 1969
    For sale
  • 1978 MG B GT

    POA POA

    - Finished in Orange with Black interior and previous long term ownership - Subject to a bodywork and mechanical overhaul in the early 2000s - Offered with V5C and a current MOT certificate valid until May 2017

    • Year: 1978
    For sale
  • MGB GT MARK I, 1967. IMMACULATE .

    £8,250 £8,250

    I HAVE RECEIPTS FOR OVER £8000,FOR PARTS ALONE, AND PHOTO EVIDENCE OF RESTORATION, AND THE CAR IS STILL IN THE SAME CONDITION AFTER 16 YEARS. IMMACULATE ABOVE AND BELOW. I HAVE OWNED THE CAR FOR 3 YEARS. INSPECTION WELCOME, AND FURTHER INFO ON REQUEST.  price £8250. ONO      

    • Engine size: 1798
    For sale
  • MG B 3,9 V8 Roadster aut.

    €31,000(£27,639.60) €31,000(£27,639.60)

    MG B 3,9 V8 Roadster aut. Equipment: Ekstrem fin stand Meget fine køre egenskaber flot farvekombination meget historie dette unikke eksemplar skal ses ring for info

    • Year: 1971
    For sale
  • MG B

    €29,500(£26,302.20) €29,500(£26,302.20)

    MG MGB roadster, year 1974. Colour ‘flame red’ with a beige leather interior trimmed with dark red piping. Black mohair soft-top. This 1974 MGB was road registered in the Netherlands in the year 1975. Recently the car was brand new built-up! A brand new ‘British Motor Heritage’ body shell was used and everything was renewed and / or overhauled. The car is in brand new TOP condition and the MG has driven only 2000 km since the las bolt was tightened. An extensive photo reportage of the build is present. This MGB roadster comes complete with overdrive, Minilite style alloy wheels, power brakes, leather upholstery, steering wheel with wood rim and a ‘classic style’ radio with CD player. This MGB roadster drives perfectly and better than new! We speak Dutch, English , German and French. Our cars can be delivered with Dutch, German or Belgium registration. We can assist with the French registration. Transport to your door is possible. We have our own workshop facility with 25 years experience with classic cars.

    • Year: 1974
    For sale
  • MG B

    €12,500(£11,145) €12,500(£11,145)

    Perfect MGB Roadster from 1970! Has the hardtop and softtop. Good running car! Biggest choice in REAL Classic Cars in "the Stolze Collection" , with more than 450 in stock.! from a project to perfect .!

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 47952 mi
    For sale
    Joop Stolze
  • MG B Roadster Black '63

    €19,950(£17,787.42) €19,950(£17,787.42)

    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: 18-20/11/2016 InterClassics Brussel - Belgium 25-27/11/2016 Milano Autoclassica - Italy 17-18/12/2016 Dreamcar International Kortrijk - Belgium 12-15/01/2017 InterClassics Maastricht - The Netherlands 28-29/01/2017 Auto Retro Brugge - Belgium 11-12/02/2017 Flanders Collection Car Gent- Belgium 03-05/03/2017 Antwerp Classic Salon - Belgium

    • Year: 1963
    • Mileage: 11766 mi
    For sale
  • MG MGB

    £14,995 £14,995

    15'' Wire Wheels , Moto Lita Wood Rim Wheel , Overdrive, Painted Calipers, Full service history Extensive restoration in outstanding condition. 110 miles since restoration.Any items that need attention are addressed and the price includes a warranty and full valet prior to delivery. COMPETITIVE FINANCE RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

    • Mileage: 110 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
    For sale
  • MG B Roadster RHD Red '63

    €16,950(£15,112.62) €16,950(£15,112.62)

    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: 1963
    • Mileage: 471 mi
    For sale
  • MG B Roadster Bordeaux '71

    €15,950(£14,221.02) €15,950(£14,221.02)

    >>>>> 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: 18-20/11/2016 InterClassics Brussel - Belgium 25-27/11/2016 Milano Autoclassica - Italy 17-18/12/2016 Dreamcar International Kortrijk - Belgium 12-15/01/2017 InterClassics Maastricht - The Netherlands 28-29/01/2017 Auto Retro Brugge - Belgium 11-12/02/2017 Flanders Collection Car Gent- Belgium 03-05/03/2017 Antwerp Classic Salon - Belgium

    • Year: 1971
    For sale
  • MG B Roadster Red '71

    €13,950(£12,437.82) €13,950(£12,437.82)

    (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 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 re

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 71258 mi
    For sale
  • MG B Roadster Red '63

    €25,950(£23,137.02) €25,950(£23,137.02)

    >>>>> 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: 18-20/11/2016 InterClassics Brussel - Belgium 25-27/11/2016 Milano Autoclassica - Italy 17-18/12/2016 Dreamcar International Kortrijk - Belgium 12-15/01/2017 InterClassics Maastricht - The Netherlands 28-29/01/2017 Auto Retro Brugge - Belgium 11-12/02/2017 Flanders Collection Car Gent- Belgium 03-05/03/2017 Antwerp Classic Salon - Belgium

    • Year: 1963
    • Mileage: 62889 mi
    For sale
  • MG B V8 Roadster Red '75

    €24,950(£22,245.42) €24,950(£22,245.42)

    + hardtop 137 hp >>>>> 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: 18-20/11/2016 InterClassics Brussel - Belgium 25-27/11/2016 Milano Autoclassica - Italy 17-18/12/2016 Dreamcar International Kortrijk - Belgium 12-15/01/2017 InterClassics Maastricht - The Netherlands 28-29/01/2017 Auto Retro Brugge - Belgium 11-12/02/2017 Flanders Collection Car Gent- Belgium 03-05/03/2017 Antwerp Classic Salon - Belgium

    • Year: 1975
    For sale
  • 1967 MGB GT Series 1

    £8,950 £8,950

    This early Series One GT has benefitted from much work having been owned by a Doctor for the last 14 years Restored Mineral Blue coachwork with new castle sections etc Contrasting black leather interior with blue piping Rebuilt engine with unleaded head Overdrive in 3rd and 4th gears Wire wheels Kenlowe electric fan Oil cooler Aluminium bonnet Motalita wood-rimmed steering wheel New interior headlining Very good chrome work throughout Comprehensive history file with many MOTs and all invoices going back to 1988

    • Year: 1967
    For sale
  • 1970 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    - Restored approximately 10 years ago inc. new hood, unleaded head, alternator, cockpit cover, servo brake system, oil cooler and electronic ignition - Recently fitted with new track rod ends, gaiters, water pump / hose, universal joint on steering and oil filter - MOT'd until July 2017

    • Year: 1970
    For sale
  • 1975 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    - Entered from a private collection - Extensively restored to a 'very high' standard with photographic record - Complete with 'well documented' history, original owner's manual, service book and invoices

    • Year: 1975
    For sale
  • 1973 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965. The MGB was a relatively modern design at the time of its introduction, utilising a monocoque structure instead of the traditional 'body-on-frame' construction used on both the MGA and T-Types. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. The MGB's performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction with a 0-60mph time of just over 11 seconds aided by the relatively light weight of the car. This MGB started life as a police car for the Surrey force and has subsequently undergone a £30,000 restoration; as one would expect, it is in great condition. It boasts specially optioned BL tuning wheels, an oil temperature gauge and, to aid high speed motoring, an overdrive is fitted. A warmed over engine with many upgrades, including a stainless steel exhaust, adds extra performance. A huge history file is supplied with a Heritage Certificate and National Archives Certificate as well as an MoT test cert

    • Year: 2016
    For sale
  • 1967 MGB Roadster

    $19,500(£15,937.35) $19,500(£15,937.35)

    Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1967 MGB Roadster in Mineral Blue with Black leather seats piped in Blue. 87,000 miles. Factory overdrive - a big plus. Four new knock off Minilites with new tires, factory correct oil cooler. Recent repaint, new grille. New leather interior, including optional rear seat squab, new seat belts. New top, carpets and door panels. Mechanically superb. Engine and gearbox have had a recent rebuild. New Ansa exhaust. Last year of the steel dash. These represent great value and are great to drive. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.

    • Year: 1967
    For sale
  • MG MGB

    £6,950 £6,950

    This is a low mileage, matching number, MGB GT in extremely good original condition, having had only three owners from new.The car was manufactured in August 1973 and sold by Kenning Motor Group in April 1974 to its first owner, a local company in Rochester, Kent. In April 1976 ownership was transferred to the company Managing Director's wife, with whom it remained for the next thirty or so years before being taken off the road when she gave up driving and entered a nursing home. In 2011 the car was recommissioned, the paintwork professionally refreshed, and was subsequently purchased in March 2012 by the last owner. He kept the car fully MOT'd and in excellent order for the next four and a half years but only covered some 500 miles in that time.The Heritage Certificate confirms that the car retains its original engine and specification, with the exception of the headrests which have been removed at some point and blanking plugs fitted. The ignition barrel would appear to have been replaced but the same FS key fits both doors, the tailgate and the glove box. The interior of the car is completely original.The engine is quiet, smooth, and maintains excellent oil pressure. The transmission is also in excellent order with smooth power take up and gear changes, fully operational overdrive and no untoward noise or harshness. Brakes and suspension are also in very good order.The car has an MOT with no advisories which expires on 23rd August 2017,is HPI clear and is, of course, road

    • Mileage: 39000 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
    For sale
  • MG B

    £59,995 £59,995

    When we visited Frontline Developments back in 2012 we were very impressed with what we saw (further details can be found in the archive section of our News page). We are therefore delighted to be offering a lovely low mileage MGB LE50 for sale. Purchased from Frontline by the current owner in October 2014 this is the rare and desirable 'PLUS' version which has the following extensive specification: •Seamless body •Heated front and rear screens •Two speed wipers •Electric windows •Central locking •Satellite navigation •Radio with iPod capability •Chrome wire wheels •Four wheel disc brakes •Frontline suspension to front and rear •Single box exhaust •Mazda 2 litre engine with six speed Mazda gearbox •Leather bound Wilton carpets •Connolly leather heated seats •Motolita steering wheel •Cruise control •Air conditioning •Limited slip differential This beautifully made car is an extremely impressive performer, with a power to weight ratio of 253 bhp/tonne producing a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph. The LE50 has received rave reviews in the press, and this is a rare opportunity to purchase a one-owner car which has been lovingly cared for and travelled only 9,400 miles since built. Please note that the private plate currently fitted is to be replaced with a period correct H suffix plate.

    • Mileage: 9400 mi
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  • MG MGB

    £10,950 £10,950

    This is a lovely Mk1 MGB Roadster with overdrive and alloy bonnet in completely sound structural and cosmetic condition recently fitted with an Ivor Seale unleaded engine supplied by the MGOC. It was first registered on 18th February 1966 and is an original UK RHD car.In August 1990 a major structural restoration was undertaken by the M G Centre in Cardiff, mainly using original British Leyland supplied panels, with the entire refurbished bodyshell being repainted in the original light British Racing Green colour and Waxoyl treated where appropriate. The invoice for this work is in the car's history file. To the best of my knowledge this was the last time any structural or paint work was carried out. The interior is largely original though I would think that the leather seat covers are replacements, as is the Mota-Lita steering wheel.Earlier this year I had an Ivor Searle reconditioned full engine fitted (which is still under warranty),along with a complete new clutch. Numerous other new parts were fitted as necessary, including the rev counter, fuel guage, tank sender and voltage stabiliser, clutch master cylinder etc., and the radiator was re-cored.Wishing to run the new engine in I used the car for a while and it quickly became my ''classic of choice'' for the summer. In fact I travelled something over 1000 very enjoyable miles in it!So, what we have here is not a show car or recent restoration but an honest, sound and attractive car which is charming to own and drive and

    • Mileage: 98000 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
    For sale
  • 1972 MGB 1.8 ROADSTER.

    £16,995 £16,995

    1972 MGB 1.8 ROADSTER - OVERDRIVE. Mallard Green with Black Hide. Restored some years ago to a superb level. Little use since and remaining in the same stunning condition. Specification includes Motalita Steering Wheel Chrome Wire Wheels, Tonneau, Spin on oil Filter Conversion, Oil Cooler, Tubular Stainless Manifold Sports Stainless Exhaust System. Not just another ‘average’ MGB.

    • Year: 1972
    For sale
  • 1974 MGB GT V8

    £24,995 £24,995

    BUY 273M was first registered on the 4th July 1974 and is a genuine UK factory MGB GT V8. The car is finished in Red with Red piped Black leather trim, lovely Red carpets and has a desirable Black webasto sunroof. This correct, original specification car still retains it's correct factory supplied V8 alloy wheels and has arrived with us in lovely, usable condition.

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 650 mi
    For sale
  • 1969 MG B Roadster

    £14,995 £14,995

    We last sold URF 399G in May 2007 and have maintained it for its lady owner since. Prior to 2007, the MG had one owner from 1994 to 2007 and was subject of a major restoration in 2000. The car had very little use between 2000 and 2007 and since selling the car nine years the MG has covered in the region of 4000 miles. The MG has been based in Whitby since 2007 and has only been driven in good, dry weather. It has hardly had the roof up, and has been enjoyed each summer. Over nine have come to know the car very well, MOT testing and servicing each year. In the region of £5500 has been spent on good quality annual maintenance and some cosmetic improvement. Work includes rebuilding carburettors, new rear exhaust silencer, stripping and cleaning brake calipers, new bump stops, 12 volt battery conversion, lower wishbones, front brake pads, brake shoes, steering universal joint and new spring bushes. The cars most recent service in 2016 included new spark plugs distributor cap, points, rotor arm, condenser, gearbox and engine oil change. The MG was driven back to us from Whitby performing faultlessly. The engine runs beautifully holding excellent oil pressure, the gearbox is slick and th

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 4000 mi
    For sale
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