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MGB: Buying guide and review (1962-1980)

MGB: Buying guide and review (1962-1980) Classic and Performance Car
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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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  • MG B

    £29,995 £29,995

    1971 MGB GT V8...Pewter Metallic with Dark Red leather, Bespoke photographic build in 2013 to customer’s specification by renowned MG specialist CCHL costing in excess of £38,000, Equipped with New Heritage shell finished in original MG Limited Edition Pewter 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/build file including build photographs, Just 2,000 miles have been covered since build.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 2000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.5
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  • MG MGB - 1966

    £2,495 £2,495

    Full restoration required for this early and quite rare MK1 GT. Castle sections and sills are good, comes with original aluminium bonnet and interior, non overdrive gearbox.;Will be a valuable asset to anybody's collection!

    • Engine size: 1.8
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  • MG B Roadster Red '71

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

    >>>>> 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: 17-18/12/2016 Dreamcar International Kortrijk - Belgium 12-15/01/2017 InterClassics Maastricht - The Netherlands 21-22/01/2017 Auto Retro Roeselare - Belgium 11-12/02/2017 Flanders Collection Car Gent- Belgium 03-05/03/2017 Antwerp Classic Salon - Belgium

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 31936 mi
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  • MG B Roadster Blue '72

    €12,950(£11,546.22) €12,950(£11,546.22)

    (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: 1972
    • Mileage: 20683 mi
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  • 1971 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    (SOLD) This 1971 MG B Roadster has undergone a comprehensive and fully documented restoration to a Show/ Driver level by Classic Showcase. It has been restored in a striking color combination of Olde English White with a cloth Black convertible top. It features the desirable chrome bumpers and factory overdrive, wire wheels, and has performance upgrades such as a gear reduction starter, electronic ignition, and a big brake kit with cross drilled and slotted rotors. The restoration of this vehicle to a Show/Driver level has included the following: Fully disassembling the vehicle, Body stripped to bare metal, metal work the body, fit all body parts and chrome, seal, primer, paint base coat, clear coat, color sand and buff all body panels individually off the car to perfection. In addition, new rubber, seals, grommets and gaskets, all trim and bright work will be replaced or re-plated. A new interior using correct and proper materials has been custom made, fit and installed. The engine and transmission have been completely rebuilt, as well as the carburetor, restored radiator, gas tank, epoxy sealed, and new MG exhaust system fitted and installed. All mechanical components have been g

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 100 mi
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  • 1969 MG B GT Coupe

    POA POA

    (SOLD) This fabulously sporty 1969 MGB GT offered here is handsomely finished in a deep Tartan red with coordinating black upholstery. With limited ownership, it was driven regularly, and taken to MG club events locally. This is the collectible model MGB with the chrome bumpers, wire wheels, 4 speed with overdrive, and twin SU carburetors with complete instrumentation. Everything runs on the car and there is a file of receipts for the engine & transmission rebuild, the service work done by the previous owner, as well as for the parts and service for the car. It benefits from fastidious maintenance within the private collection of its previous owner. In great condition throughout, this MGB GT is complete with its British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate and offers a timeless design. This is a great car for an MG collector, enthusiast, or even to start your collection. You can enjoy it as is or take it to the next level if so desired. This is one of the future up and coming lower priced collectible cars.

    • Year: 1969
    • Mileage: 82805 mi
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  • 1974 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    (SOLD) This 1974 MG B Roadster has received a complete vehicle detail inside and out by Classic Showcase. This is a good solid driver that has been regularly serviced and maintained. It has always passed smog in California, but is now smog exempt. Featuring low miles, a Sony in-dash cassette, luggage rack, chrome bumpers, dual mirrors on the doors and a locking gas cap, it is a good example for the MG enthusiast to add to their collection, drive and enjoy. It can be a great introductory sports car for that perfect Sunday drive.

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 68217 mi
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  • 1965 MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    (SOLD) Professional and comprehensive restoration done by Classic Showcase. This vehicle is a first place Concours winner in better than new condition. Our award winning MG has chrome bumpers, metal dash, pull handles, toggle switches,red leather seats with contrasting white piping, upgraded carpet, and a black Stayfast cloth top.

    • Year: 1965
    For sale
  • 1964 MG-Projects MG B Roadster

    POA POA

    (SOLD) This is an early, pull handle MG B Roadster with original California black plates. It has been in storage for 20+ years and is 98% complete. This is an excellent candidate for restoration to a Show or Show / Driver level. You are welcome to buy the car “as is”, or commission Classic Showcase to restore it for you in any color combination you wish and with whatever amenities your desire.

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 8979 mi
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  • 1962 MG B Race Car

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    (SOLD) The MGB is truly a one of a kind racecar. The hood has been louvered to extract heat from under the hood. The fenders are all split and sectioned so no ugly flares are on the car. All fenders are steel, and the hood is aluminum. In early 2009, the previous owner had Kent Prather, 7-time National Champion, build the motor. The specifications are extensive, and the cost was $19,500! This engine has a custom 3-stage oil pump. The gearbox is a 5-speed close ratio Ford Sierra race transmission with a custom cost all aluminum bell housing. The front suspension has racing shocks prepared by Apple Hydraulics and adjustable rate perches on the springs. The radiator is a custom all aluminum Ron Davis racing radiator. All hoses are race spec. The headers are one of a kind that run behind the engine and alongside the transmission tunnel in the passenger's compartment. All insulated and covered with beautiful aluminum panels. This enables us to lower the car to the minimum ride height. The differential and rear axle rests between a 4-link custom suspension with fiberglass springs and spax adjustable rear shocks. The trunk is lined with polished aluminum and features an ATL fuel cell, Hol

    • Year: 1962
    For sale
  • MGB Roadster

    POA POA

    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. Supplied new by Cleveland Garages in Jersey and registered on the 30th March 1973, this low mileage MGB Roadster has only cover 71001 miles in the hands of the previous owners, the previous owner owning the car for the last 27 years. The car is in overall good condition, both structurally and mechanically however there is some micro blistering to the paintwork. Mechanically the car received a full service some 700 miles ago including servicing the brakes and changing the brake fluid. In addition an electric windscreen washer has been fitted. The car is currently located at our store in Dorset. In very good condition as resprayed some years

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 71001 mi
    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 GT MANUAL WITH OVERDRIVE

    POA POA

    Interested in this vehicle? Please email us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contact us directly by telephone on 01363 83909 £ NOW SOLD If you are interested in any of the vehicles on the website, please get in contact with Auto Invest either by emailing us at info@auto-invest.co.uk or contacting us directly by telephone on 01363 83909.

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  • 1980 MG MG B Roadster Limited Edition

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    This excellent, stock MG B Limited Edition Roadster benefits from low original miles, and a number of attractive and desirable options specific to these cars. A total of 6,668 Limited Edition MG B models all finished in Black were produced from 1979-80, further enhancing its already great collect-ability in becoming a true British classic. This example was produced during the end of its production run, and is full of unique options including: Limited Edition Silver body stripes, Special 5-spoke alloy wheels, air dam, boot and toneau covers, books, chrome luggage rack, leather padded 3-spoke steering wheel, Limited Edition dash plaque, and Limited Edition threshold. The MG B is powered by a 1798cc, 4 cylinder engine with 4-speed transmission, and is a very roomy 2 seater sports car that makes a great choice for taller drivers requiring additional legroom. It has recently finished a cosmetic restoration and full vehicle servicing by professionals at Classic Showcase, and is now ready for your driving pleasure. This MG B is a rare example that has been very well kept and maintained, is highly original, and presents a great opportunity for the new British classic collector.

    • Year: 1980
    • Mileage: 20400 mi
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  • MG B Roadster Black '63

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

    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: 11766 mi
    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
  • 1975 MG B Roadster

    £17,995 £17,995

    HST 50N is a car we known for over ten years. This late chrome bumper car was subject of a full Heritage Shell rebuild during the late 1990's and was finished to an exceptionally high standard. Almost twenty years on since rebuild the MG still drives and presents in outstanding condition and paperwork suggests the car has covered 14000 miles since total restoration. Prior to 2007 the MGB was owned by a East Yorkshire based enthusiast and restorer who had taken the car to France during summer months, proving the car ideal for long distance touring. We bought the car in 2007 and it quickly sold unseen to an Aberdeen based customer. The vehicle sold over the telephone, and was later collected and drive faultlessly from North Yorkshire to Aberdeen. During three years of ownership the B was in regular summer use and successfully completed the Hero Scottish Malts Reliability trial. In 2010 HST 50N came back to us in part exchange, making room for a Lotus Elan and the car once again sold fairly quickly, this time heading to West Yorkshire where it has spent the past six years, never missing a beat and proving perfectly reliable. HST 50N so many years on from rebuild has an exceptional, ru

    • Year: 1975
    • Mileage: 14000 mi
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  • 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
  • MG B Roadster Bordeaux '71

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

    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 automatic gearbox (except in the US), a new rear axle and an alternator in place of the dynamo with a change to a negative earth system. To accommodate the new gearboxes there were significant changes to the sheet metal in the floorpan, and a new flat-topped transmission tunnel. All models are rear-wheel drive. To meet US safety regulations, later North American tourers got three windscreen wipers in

    • Year: 1971
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 1972 MGB Roadster

    £21,950 £21,950

    Fully rebuilt using a Heritage bodyshell and with little use since 18v Big Valve Engine fully rebuilt in march 2015 to Peter Burgess Fast road specification Fully balanced clutch,flywheel,crankrods and pistons Reground crank and +40 pistons Duplex timing chains and Piper 270 cam New oil pump and Aldon Ignitor ,all set up on Peter Burgess Rolling road Front suspension rebuilt with all poly bushes and uprated lever arms New discs ,pads and wheel bearings Uprated front springs and anti roll bar with Gaz adjustable rear dampers Mohair Hood Chrome Wire Wheels Comprehensive History file with all invoices dating back to 1989 and MOTs back to 2000

    • Year: 1972
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  • MG MGB ROADSTER

    £15,995 £15,995

    About this MG MGB ROADSTER First registered April 1967 (E Reg) this home market Right Hand Drive MGB Roadster was fully restored in 1988 by Cox and Perry of Coltishall Norfolk. We have on file the full written resume of the work carried out by them along with some photographs. Suffice to say this was a full mechanical and body restoration at significant cost. In its present ownership from 2007, there are some parts and service invoices on file in respect of this most recent ownership including an invoice for £970 raised in July this year for a full service, new batteries and MOT. An independent inspection report into the car's condition carried out in November this year acknowledged that the earlier restoration had been very well executed and described the car as having bodywork that is in wonderful order throughout, with excellent shut lines. In our opinion the pre-1970 MGB's with Overdrive and the five bearing engine are the cars to own, they are easy to drive and turn heads by virtue of their easy charm and distinctive exhaust note. This is a great example of car that has now mellowed a little from its restoration and looks just as it should.

    • Mileage: 102000 mi
    For sale
  • MG MGB Sports

    £14,650 £14,650

    Given the huge and deserved success of the MGB in its heyday it is not surprising that there are usually quite a number of them for sale at any one time - it is therefore not that easy to distinguish which MGB is worth looking at when many of them are described as being in A1 condition. All I can say is that if you want what must be one of the better MGBs around then you really do need to come and see this car. About 16 years ago it was comprehensively rebuilt by MG specialist EMGC of Uckfield. Their list of work they carried out is extensive but I think it is important to give you as much detail as possible to help you distinguish this MGB others you might consider buying. All of its trim, brightwork and mechanical components were removed then the body was stripped back to bare metal and shot blasted to ensure it was rust free. New sills, door panels and wings were fitted then it was twin pack repainted in a spray booth and baked to ensure the finish was properly cured after which the underside and all body cavities were also given full anti corrosion treatment. I think it is important to note that the owner chose to restore the car’s existing body rather than buy a new “Heritage”

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 83827 mi
    For sale
  • MG MGB SEBRING GT V8

    £23,995 £23,995

    About this MG MGB SEBRING GT V8 First registered as a 1.8 Litre MGB GT Jubillee in June 1975, this example has recently been converted to a Rover 3.5 V8 Sebring complete with a 5 Speed Manual Box and flared Sebring body conversion; all of which has been executed to a very high standard. Equipped with 15 x 9 Inch Minilite Wheels, side entry fuel filler, High Back Corbeau Style stitched Seats, Full Harness Belts, Roll Cage, Fire Extingisher, upgraded brakes and adjustable Spax suspension. £1000's have quite obviously been spent This car could in our opinion be either used as is as a (very) fast road car, or stripped back and further modified as an exciting track day and/or hill climb car. Either way this conversion as is appears to have been very well executed; the MGB drives well, it is fast and a brings a big grin to the face of the driver. The Sebring conversion panels are available from multiple sources, this example has been fitted with Sebring Front and Rear Wings, MGC Style Bonnet, Rear Tailgate and Front Valance all in Fibreglass and all very nicely faired-in as the photographs show. Conversions executed to this standard absorb a huge amount of time and we feel this is a good

    • Mileage: 12000 mi
    For sale
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