1979 MG B roadster (SOLD)
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Just fell into our laps...no 'rebuild' history so, all we can do is offer this car based on our tests and examination.
Excellent body with what appears to be very well preserved original paint. As mint a floor pan as we have ever seen...all factory undercoating, no rust, really spectaculer. Top is close to 'as new' and all other trim pieces are very nice.
Excellent interior, excellent original seats, panels, and carpets, no cracks in the dash, new wood dash and new wood steering wheel, working stereo/Cassette, all original gauges work, VERY nice.
Excellent mechanicals....no smoke, 65-70 psi oil pressure when hot, carb just rebuilt, just tuned, radiator just replaced, wiring looks ot be in excellent condition, Allison electronic ignition, excellent transmission with perfect synchomesh, tires are fine, exhaust in very good condition, no rust in the trunk, runs and drives like new.
Now......for sale 'as is.' AND, if we get the time (or if a prospective buyer wishes this done), we would do the following: lower car with new front springs and rear blocks, convert to wire wheels (chrome or painted, 14" or 15"), perform a complete chrome bumper conversion (new bumpers, grille, lights, sheet metal and paint work), either leave the single Stromberg carb OR replaced with a Weber or twin SU carbs........could wind up being the best of all worlds....
See, the later cars have some distinct advantages. Less time to rust, better rust protection, front and rear sway bars, alternator, electric cooling fans, solid state ignition, nicer dashboard, servo assist brakes, dual brake circuits, added safety equipment. All of which this car has. BUT, adding the chrome bumper conversion, lowering, and converting to wire wheels brings back the nicer, more esthetically appealing earlier look.
As is or modified, an excellent MGB.