1977 MG B

4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction | Mar 30, 2019

4 Cylinder Manual

AUCTION
4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction
RUN
#17.0
YEAR
1977
MAKE
MG
MODEL
B
STYLE
2-Door Convertible
ENGINE
4 Cylinder
TRANSMISSION
Manual
COLOR
Red

1977 MGB Roadster  

VIN:   GHN5UH429237G

Under 60,000 original 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 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 with less than 60,000 original miles was restored by the previous owner, including a full mechanical rebuild and complete body repaint. The current owner had the seats reupholstered, new tires installed and a professional mechanic go through the entire vehicle.  The dual carburetors 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.  

Auction Estimate:  $10,000-13,000