History of the MG MGB:
The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while 3 inches (75 mm) shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four-speed gearbox was an upgrated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electrically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches (360 mm).
In late 1967, sufficient changes were introduced for the factory to define a Mark II model for the 1968 model year. Changes included synchromesh on all 4 gears with revised ratios, an optional Borg-Warner automatic gearbox (except in the US), a new rear axle, and an alternator in place of the dynamo with a change to a negative earth system. To accommodate the new gearboxes there were significant changes to the sheet metal in the floor pan, and a new flat-topped transmission tunnel.
To meet US safety regulations, later North American cars got three windscreen wipers instead of just two (to sweep the required percentage of the glass), and also received a plastic and foam rubber covered "safety" dashboard, dubbed the "Abingdon pillow". Other markets continued with the steel dashboard. Rubery Owen RO style wheels were introduced to replace the previous pressed steel versions in 1969 and reclining seats were standardized. 1970 also saw a new front grille, recessed, in black aluminum. The more traditional-looking polished grille returned in 1973 with a black "honeycomb" insert. In North America, 1970 saw split rear bumpers with the number-plate in between, 1971-74 returned to the earlier single piece full length style chrome bumper.
MGB Roadster V8 rebuild using a new Heritage bodyshell, to be prepared to individual specification so you can control the exterior colour to the interior trim. Fitted with a rover 3.5 V8 unit fully reconditioned and will be mated to a new 5 speed mazda gearbox. 4 pot brake system with uprated discs .....
1973 MGB Roadster - Convertible. Chrome bumper model. 4 speed stick shift. Restored by the previous owners at a cost of over $15,000. there loss your gain. only 3,412 miles ago. New paint, Most chrome new, New convertible top, New DLX honey tan interior seats, carpet, tires, full tonneau cover, New .....
Ex David Griffiths
Successful Club Racing machine
Unraced in recent years
Very well prepared to a good specification
Suitable for a variety of events
“The Sports Car connoisseur will find in this latest M.G. challenger all that he has been looking for." MGB Sales brochure, 1963
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You can hire this stunning 40-year-old Classic MGB Roadster....add a Cherished Roadsters Classic Break short holiday and extend your enjoyment driving a great car in a great location. Wherelse can you find such fantastic .....
The car was bought in Surrey, UK in 2000 and brought to the dry climate of Athens, Greece. Once there, a no-expense-spared cosmetic restoration was conducted with excellent finish. The interior was also trimmed in full leather, new carpets, seat belts and softtop.
Having originally been supplied by Southend Motor & Aero Company (SMAC) of Southend On Sea on the 02/08/1978,we are delighted to bring to market for the first time in 12 years this restored low ownership MGB Roadster.
Accompanying the car is a large file including mots back to 1982 and invoices for .....
Here at Carnell Classic Cars in Harrogate we are delighted to offer this truly stunning Roadster for sale ,they certainly don't come better than this one .
Unmarked gleaming coachwork ,mechanically excellent , complete with hood and tonaeu cover.
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