1976 MG B Roadster
1976 MG B Roadster
The year 1974 was a crucial one in MGB history, as it was the year when the world's most beloved British sports car underwent the most radical changes in its 18-year lifespan. The U.S.-market MGBs built in January 1974 ½ transitioned from chrome bumpers to what is known in the industry as rubber bumper cars, to comply with our then-new NHTSA regulations.
Gracing our halls here at Classic Auto Mall a bloody fine example of the MGB roadster. Built in Europe in 1975 thus showing the 50th Anniversary edition badging. The special edition badging was applied only to MGBs manufactured from June 1975 to December 1975, and arrived in the US in 1976. Appearing mostly original. This recently restored MGB runs fine and is looking for a good home.
Showing off with no rust, this car is bathed in Damask Red paint. Some fine scratching, a few chips and dulling are noted with this exterior paint. A large contrasting gold stripe adorns the sides at the lower door point and is emblazoned with MGB lettering on the front quarter. The black bumpers have been epoxied and shine in difference to the standard dull black bumpers. The original chrome trim on this car is in good condition. The convertible top in black functions manually and has some loss of clarity in the plastic windows, and a repair to the passenger's rear panel. The Consigner had included a new convertible top with this car. Brands new Potenza tires are wrapped around Minator 8 spoke mag wheels are on all 4 corners.
Dual black buckets covered in faux weave vinyl, and smooth vinyl, and have a nice bordering of red piping. Dash in black is original and has the Smith's gauges. An aftermarket handsfree Sony Bluetooth AM/FM/MP3 radio has been installed. Nice wood steering wheel and gear shift knob add a smattering of warmth to the otherwise black interior.
Opening the hood reveals a recently restored 1.8 liter inline 4 cylinder. This engine sports a side mounted 2-barrel Weber carburetor, and the engine is painted nicely in red with black accents. Additional upgrades include an electronic ignition system assuring fast easy no-nonsense starting, Monza exhaust headers and a tubular intake manifold ending with twin chrome ANS exhaust tips. There is a 4-speed manual attached to the rear of the 4 banger.
Some surface rust, but nothing invasive are seen on this structurally strong unibody undercarriage. Disc brakes up front and drum brakes on the rear can be seen as well as independent coil spring suspension up front, and leaf spring suspension on the rear.
Seated within its comfortable and surprisingly roomy confines, we turn the key and the 4-cylinder comes to life. It idles smoothly and sounds good as well. Shifting through the gears is flawless, and is of a sports car that has been well taken care of.
This car, a post NHTSA creation with its black bumpers, presentable original paint, that runs well, could be your entry into the sports car, top down, good handling, fun experience. Come to Classic Auto Mall and have a gander!
H-BMC B Series Engine 1.8L
N-2 Seat Roadster
390683-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.