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1978 MGB Roadster, black, beautiful running vintage classic convertible sports

1978 MG MGB

Make: MG
Model: MGB
Trim: roadster
Year: 1978
Mileage: 59,227
Color: Black
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States

Description for MG MGB 1978

MGB Roadster 1978A gorgeous classicA special project we just finished. Came in as a dowdy. Russet brown. rubber bumper. single carbed. raised up on its suspension to meet 1978 DOT bumper height requirements. steel wheeled. original AM FM radio'ed. MG. Nothing special. Nice car other then being ugly. gutless. and ill handling. BUT. only 59. 00 original miles. perfect compression and oil pressure. zero smoke. and a perfect rust free body and chassis. With original paint (hence. no bondo. no repairs. no rust. no damage). A good candidate for a comprehensive reconditioning. And modifying. Now. new 32DGV Weber carb on alloy manifold. headers. front suspension disassembled. fitted with new bushings and lowered springs. rear ride height lowered (to pre 1975 MGB ride height). converted to wire wheels with new hubs and chrome knock offs. a complete professional chrome bumper conversion with all new bumpers. grille. sheet metal. lights. etc. Fitted with a new tan premium quality convertible top. new wood dashboard. new wood steering wheel. Sony stereo/CD with USB input. and. completely disassembled exterior. all new rubber seals and gaskets. painted in black along with the engine bay. door jambs. trunk. under the hood and trunk lid. and the result is breathtaking. Our paint staff did a first class job and if you look closely at the depth and reflections in the paint. you can see how well this car came out. A gorgeous classic MG sports car. Interior was excellent/original and needed nothing. As a late model MGB. has electronic ignition. front and rear sway bars. thermostatically controlled electric radiator fans. bigger gauges. nicer dash. better electrical system. better fusing. better trans and engine mounting. and a properly rust proofed floor pan. All in all. this car is really the best of the early and later Bs. We even. as you can see. eliminated the side lights. properly. by welding in new sheet metal. The result of all of this? The best of the 'old' and the 'new. 'Sure. the pre 1968 MGBs are great looking cars. But they are 50 or more years old. had no rust protection. positive ground. generators. no safety equipment. non synchromesh transmissions. single circuit brakes. non illuminated switches. no controls on the stalks. even the hi lo beam switch on the floor. Ancient cars. But this redone 1978 is quite modern. well. at least as MGBs go. Modern controls. quiet and refined. excellent ride. no rattles. and is really a dream to drive. With just enough 'classic' to make the project all worth while. (and we can add a modern 5 speed transmission and air conditioning)After all. we do live in a 55-65 mph environment. And modern sports and GT cars with sophisticated 16 valve twin cam engines. 5 or 6 speed transmission. this and that. are great to cruise at 110+mph. But where? Truth is. this MGB is just sufficiently ancient to make 55-65 mph driving enjoyable. And yes. its top speed is probably around 105 mph and it will cruise nicely at 80 mph. But why bother? For the proverbial twisty. windy country road. for the money and for the utility. this MGB is just about ideal. (and. in stock. we have similar cars in orange. red. green. blue. maroon. brown. and white)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 'B'! For inquiries. give a call during business hours. Mon-Fri. and 10am-2pm on Saturday. at 203-377-6746.