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Year: 1979



Stock # NE-1979-35


Of all of the MANY MGBs currently in stock, certainly this has to be one of the best. Excellent rust free floors, excellent body, 'mirror' image paintwork (in deep BRG), excellent light colored interior....seats in leather, burled wood dash, leather steering wheel, modern stereo, and we painstakingly disassembled and masked the dash and dyed it to match. Resulting in an interior appearing to be in a far more expensive car.

Engine has been rebuilt and is from a 1970....one of the last of the higher compression (and more powerful) MGB engines. Twin SUs, excellent wiring, thermostatically controlled electric radiator fans, electronic ignition, very (as the English might say) 'tidy.'

Has an excellent 4 speed transmission with perfect working overdrive, wire wheels, new tan top, boot cover, carpeted trunk, and a modern stereo/CD.

The key element is the professional chrome bumper conversion we did.....all new chrome, new Mk I grille, eliminated the side lights, added metal pieces and matched/blended the paint at the four corners, we also disassembled and rebuilt the front end, lowered the front and back to pre 1975 ride height, new springs, really did the work to provide the very best MGB the company NEVER sold in the USA.

These later cars had lots and lots of improvements...bigger radiator, power assist for the disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, better instrumentation (and no idea the source of the white face decals but they look far better than expected), stronger this, better that, their only issue was three tiny issues, ugly, gutless, and ill handling. But not this one.

With the beautiful deep BRG paint, new chrome, wire wheels, gorgeous interior and attention to detail in both the exterior, interior, and engine bay, I would have no qualms about driving this car (in overdrive, of course) to a local show. A very impressive car.

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