The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed from 1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation, later the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland, as a four cylinder, soft-top sports car. Replacing the MGA in 1962, production of the MGB and its variants continued until 1980. Development of the MGB started at least as early as 1958 with a progressive, modern design in 1962, utilizing a unitary structure. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. The MGB achieved a 0–60 mph time of just over 11 seconds. The MGB was one of the first cars to feature controlled crumple zones designed to protect the driver and passenger in a 30 mph impact with an immovable barrier.
This MGB roadster is one of the best original B's we have seen in a very long time. We actually sold this MG 25 years ago to a local owner who used it only for short sunny day drives around country back roads. It was a Californa car for many years before we brought it to the Midwest in 1996. We have a California Smog Test Report in the file from 12/19/1990 showing it passed. We rebuilt the motor in 1998, and it has less than 6000 miles of use since. The car has just the right amount of patina with minor paint blemishes around the non rusted body. The chrome bumpers and grill are in near perfect condition as are the proper black leather seats with red piping. The wire wheels are also in excellent nick, well balanced and true. A Factory hardtop, full tonneau in black vinyl and black vinyl convertible top come with this little gem. An original jack, owners handbook, and lead hammer are also part of the package. This car drives just like it did in 1966, come in and test drive it to relive that special feeling only originality can provide!
Northshore Sportscars is an Authorized Morgan Dealer offering new and pre-owned models. We also offer a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars for sale including Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Morgan, Lotus, Triumph, and Porsche for all budgets. Our service center provides repair and parts for a wide array for makes and models. View these quality vehicles online or at our indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Same location for over 25 years! Please contact us at 847-247-0447 and we would be happy to assist you. See more of Northshore Sportscars on Facebook & Instagram.