1977 MG MGB Roadster
1977 MG MGB Roadster
The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed from 1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), later the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland, as a four-cylinder, soft-top sports car. It was announced and its details first published on 19 September 1962. Replacing the MGA in 1962, production of the MGB and its variants continued until 1980.
A well maintained and upgraded car that has been garage kept during the duration of the consignor's ownership we give you a visually very nice condition example of the B from 1977. Save for the large bumpers, (which was the Brit's way of getting around the 5 MPH law), and known as the phase 4 version, this car is a great little, nice running, sports car.
1977 was the height of the crash bumpers and this car sports them in front and back, all black and ready for impact. Steel panels are bathed in nice burgundy paint which is in good condition with only a few chips and some minor touch up on the one rocker panel. Chrome trimmings are good and shiny, and the rubber seals all are supple. The top on this car is tight, and rear windows are clear with no clouding or and only a small tear in the right front corner of the top. A shout out to the British luggage rack for outings that require an overnight stay. MG rally style aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners and show up in 8 spoke form.
A swing of the doors and we have black vinyl for the door panels. This is showing a bit wrinkled and is peppered with black knobs and pulls and aftermarket speakers. The buckets are in black vinyl with a tuck and roll pattern to compliment the textured grain. The original dash is upfront and in splendid condition. Overall, in very nice condition with original gauges and a switch added for an auxiliary fan for the heater. A nice center console in black with an ashtray and the shift lever with its decidedly British wood knob topper. An aftermarket AM/FM/CD player hangs above the HVAC controls and as a bonus, the original radio is included. Black carpet covers the floors, and nice black mats cover the carpet. A peek into the trunk and it has been completely redone and holds the spare 5 spoke MG rally style wheel and tire.
Popping the bonnet, an 1800cc 4 popper is neatly tucked into the clean engine bay. The original SU carbs and intake have been replaced with a Weber 2bbl carb but are included. A Pertronix coil and ignition have been installed for reliability. A 4-speed manual transmission sends power back to the 3.90 geared rear axle.
Nice clean and surface rust free underneath with only minor surface rust on the suspension components. Independent coil springs and leaf springs make up the suspension and front disc brakes and rear drums are on. A header feeds into the stock style exhaust system which snakes its way toward the rear of the car.
I squeezed in and was off to the races in a flash after a quick start and short warmup. Here it performed nicely, especially with the upgraded ignition and Weber carburetor, handled well, and was an overall comfortable drive. All functions were working at the time of our drive, but we did notice the clock would stop intermittently.
If you feel the need for some winding back road enjoyment, top down fun in the sun, wind in your hair motoring then this car is the one for you. With all the upgrades you'll be saying Cheerio! on your next adventure.
H-BMC B Series 1.8L
N-2 Seat Roadster
U-Left Hand Drive USA
15229G-Sequential Unit Number
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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.
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