1977 MGB Roadster
Only 57,000 miles
Numbers Matching Example
1798cc B-Series I-4 engine
4-speed manual transmission with factory electrical overdrive
The replacement for the best-selling MGA, Abingdon introduced the MGB to critical and popular acclaim in 1962. The first affordable mass-production British sports car to feature monocoque construction, it was the most refined competitor in its class, boasting build quality that was the envy of the British motor industry. Until the Mazda Miata, more examples of the MGB were sold than any other sports car. The last of a vanished breed, this late ‘rubber bumper’ version is the perfect entry point into classic car ownership, benefitting from unprecedented parts support and an avid owner’s club.
The Motorcar Offered This attractive example was restored by the previous owner, including a full mechanical rebuild and complete body repaint. The original vinyl seat facings are rather worn, but factory accurate replacements are readily available for less than $300. The carburettors are finely tuned and the exhaust has been upgraded with a period Abarth unit that produces a throaty burble at idle. Best of all, this example features the optional Laycock de Normanville electrical overdrive, which makes the car a pleasure to drive at freeway speeds. Few cars can match the style of a classic British roadster and none can match the value of this MGB, making it a fine choice for someone new to the hobby or a collector wanting an affordable classic.