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1979 MGB MG B Roadster vintage classic convertible sports car w/ chrome bumpers

1979 MG MGB roadster

Make: MG
Model: MGB
SubModel: roadster
Type: Convertible
Trim: 2dr cv
Year: 1979
Mileage: 63,718
Color: Red
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Autumn Leaf
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States

Description for MG MGB 1979

MGB roadster. 1979 Professionally done chrome bumper conversion…. and more…. If you know MGBs. they sort of went downhill in 1974 ½…. ugly (and heavy) rubber bumpers. raised up to meet DOT bumper height requirements and by 1977. absolutely gutless with a single Stromberg carb and only 62. 5hp. What a shame. BUT……. the later cars had a LOT of advantages. easily overlooked…. front and rear sway bars. servo (power) assist disc brakes. better engine/trans mounting. effective rust proofing. better fusing and electrical system. face level air vents (allowing an easy installation of air conditioning). electronic ignition (never needs a traditional tune up). thermostatically controlled electric cooling fans. and the transmissions and engines feel smoother and…. well. better. Now. that was this car’s starting point. also…. 67. 00 original miles. rust free Southern car. excellent paint. 1450-150 psi compression in every cylinder. 75-80 psi oil pressure when warm. zero smoke. a really nice starting point. AND NOW………all new interior in Autumn leaf. new wood dash and wood steering wheel. new stereo/CD. new top. rebuilt tach. complete chrome bumper conversion with all new bumpers. guards. grille. sheet metal. lights. hardware. etc. lowered to pre 1974 ½ ride height (vast improvement in looks and handling). new 32DGV Seber carb and headers. rebuilt front end. new bushings. springs. sandblasted and enameled control arms. very clean engine bay. center lock wire wheels with new chrome knock offs. a sensational MGB. ALL Of the virtues of the early and late model MGBs. Excellent ride. handling. steering. and overall performance. Granted. even a modified MGB. such as this. isn’t gonna spin its rear wheels at 80 mph. But. truth is. we live in a 55-65mph society and this car is FUN to drive at or near legal limits. Will cruise all day at 80+ mph. has effective power disc brakes. seals up nicely in the rain. and should offer years and years of fun. Which. after all. is what it is all about. A lot of time. money. and effort went into this project. And if red isn’t your cup of tea. at the moment we have nearly identical cars in yellow. orange. blue. green. black. white. maroon. and even two others in red. If you owned. in a past life. an ‘average’ MGB. you will find this car is similar but different. FAR more refined and should be far more reliable. I have done my best to describe this car as accurately and candidly as possible. however. being a 30-year-old machine. it is offered 'as-is' with no warranty or guarantee. It is advertised in a number of publications and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time. We can store the car until it's shipped. and can arrange shipping anywhere in the world. We require a 10% deposit with 48 hours of auction close. and full payment within 7 days. Here is a great chance to own a beautiful classic! For inquiries. give a call during business hours. Mon-Fri. and 10am-2pm on Saturday. at 203-377-6746.