We are currently experiencing an inventory shortage. Contact the seller to confirm availability.
1979 MG MGB for sale 101356534
1979 MG MGB
New England Classics
(877) 762-5497

1979 MG MGB

Car for sale by New England Classics in Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Or $248 / mo. Get Personalized Payment


Email Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.


Related Articles

Vintage Japanese Cars: Nissan's Online Heritage Collection

If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car.

VW Kombi Van Seeing Resurgence in Popularity

The Volkswagen Kombi van reached iconic status, with even a school lunch box fashioned in its image. During those early years, the Volkswagen Microbus morphed into various forms. From a cargo carrier with no windows behind the driver's seat to a windowed passenger van with three rows of seats, the possibilities seemed endless.


Classic Car Overview

MGB Special Edition

Now, to be candid, am not typically fond of rubber bumper MGBs and, as you can see reading through our ads, we typically change/modify virtually every one we acquire.  Primarily performing a chrome bumper conversion.   

So, I find this car quite special.....the first rubber bumper car I ever had that I would keep exactly as it is.  And this is why..........

Drove it home and found it runs, drives, even 'feels' like a brand new car.  On a 90 degree day in traffic, ran nice and cool.  Okay, a bit more performance with the Weber carb and tubular racing headers, but the rest felt like a crossbreed between a modern Toyota or Mercedes or Honda and a funky old MGB sports car.   Quiet and smooth, excellent ride and steering, light (aided by the servo unit) disc brakes, trunk and interior lights work, not a spec of rust anywhere..........49,000 original miles and clearly the product of a charmed life.

Interior is spotless, engine bay very clean, original wiring like new, the 'Special Edition' alloy wheels, and a certain period elegance with the beautiful burled wood dash and console covering.  

I own an MGB roadster, a 'hot' 1965 with twin Webers, 5 speed, four wheel disc brakes, modified suspension.  Fast, loud, and fun.   Sort of the opposite of this black 1979 B,  Which is an absolute dream to drive.  

Still inspected, doesn't miss a beat, and it actually (I have to admit) is a nice little touring car.  Was up to 85 mph on the way home, cruised nicely at any practical speed, even had a bit of oomph when I put my foot down on the accelerator.  

What would I do IF I chose to keep this car?   I think I would install a modern stereo/CD unit, maybe lower the car back to pre 1975 ride height, but not much else.  With its improved ignition and cooling systems, I would expect reliable use, and while NOT a clone of my fire breathing 1965 roadster, in its own way, a lovely little classic sports car for daily and weekend use.   Easy to service, will never depreciate, and lots of fun to own and drive.  Geez, even take it to a show now and then.  What fun.

Show More Show Less

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    49,000 miles
  • Engine
  • Condition
  • Exterior Color

Classic Car Buyer's Tools

Shipping & Transport

Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow. Click Now!


Get THE LOWEST MONTHLY PAYMENTS! We are a nationwide collector car finance company with over a decade of experience serving our clients. Give us a call today at (800) 717-5180 Apply now

Appraisals & Inspections

For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info


Considering buying a new classic? Get a quote before you buy. Agreed value, lowest rates. Go with Grundy Insurance, www.Grundy.com or 888-647-8636 Get Quotes Now

Suspect Fraud? Report it
We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience, personalize content and ads, and analyze how our sites are used. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here.