1979 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
$21,900
New England Classics
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1979 MG MGB

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Classic Car Overview

A well kept example, 46,000 original miles, excellent body with good older BRG paint, excellent floor/sills/jacking points, has just completed a comprehensive chrome bumper conversion, new bumpers, new Mk I grille, eliminated side lights, filled with welded in metal and paint blending on all four corners, lowered to pre 1975 ride height, rebuilt front end, new springs and bushings, new radiator, new alternator, new long range fuel tank, brakes checked.

Runs 65 psi oil pressure when warm, no smoke, fitted with a 32/36 DGV Weber carb and tubular racing headers. BEST OF ALL, proper working overdrive on 3rd and 4th gears offering six different ratios (only around 15% of Bs had overdrive and, now, after fifty year, many are no longer working.)

We chose to leave the original Rostyle wheels on but we can convert this to eight spoke Minilite alloy wheels or fit a set of center lock wire wheels (chrome or painted). A buyer's choice.

Top is in good condition as is the boot cover, has excellent wiring and everything works, very good tan interior, wood steering wheel and dashboard, and a modern digital stereo with bluetooth and USB input.

No rust in the trunk, has a spare wheel/tire and new jack and lug wrench. And as a late model MGB has servo assist disc brakes, electronic ignition, more reliable gauges, stronger gearbox and back axle, front and rear sway bars, the result is the best MGB never sold in the USA. Combining early aesthetics with late model reliability.

Options? A powerful auxiliary heater, a/c, choice of wheels, different color top, luggage rack, one can adapt this cr for most any use or climate.

When these were new, in 1979, there weren't many small sports cars left for sale in the USA. And this car, in original form, with a single Stromberg carb, 62.5hp, ugly (and heavy) rubber bumpers, raised up on the ride height....not a particularly appetizing car. YET sales were going up...probably due to less competition (Triumphs ended in 1976, Healeys in 1967, and Jaguars morphed into sedans)....and the 'new' primary market was probably for older drivers and occasional use. While their grand kids were off to college in hot German or Japanese hatchbacks. And the result now in 2023? Low mileage cars, properly serviced and updated, and FAR better than when new. And in a 55-65 mph society, fun sports car driving with less worry of getting a speeding ticket!

We now offer financing at competitive rates for all vehicles in our inventory. Inquire for details.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    101935362
  • Stock Number
    NE-1979-48
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    Convertible
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    N/A
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Condition
    Very Good
  • Doors
    2
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Green
  • Interior Color
    Tan
  • Seat Color
    Tan
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Disclaimer: Vehicle specifications may differ from the description above, including as a result from information given by the original owner. Assume that any listed mileage is approximate. Details including but not limited to as engine size, configuration, drive specification, price and availability are may not be wholly accurate and/or subject to change at any time. In short, these are generally 60+ year old sports cars that may have unique configurations, and the most accurate information can be obtained through inquiry. We'll be happy to answer your questions.

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