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Year: 1979


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Stock # NE-1979-36


What a interesting and unusual car.........a rust free, nicely detailed '79 with a previous owner installing low back seats (as were installed on pre 1969 MGBs) and early pull handle doors (pre mid 1965). Topped off with our adaption of a complete chrome bumper conversion, Mk I grille, elimination of the side lights (with medal used to fill the holes and painted on all four corners). The result? A beautiful late model MGB with the exterior aesthetics of an early MGB.

But that is just the beginning.........all new interior, panels, carpets, seats, we carefully disassembled the dash and console and dyed those pieces to match. A wood dash, matching wood steering wheel, modern stereo/CD, excellent top and boot cover, spotless rust free trunk and floors, beautiful paint (literally 'mirror image'), all new chrome, very clean engine bay, the original gutless single Stromberg carb replaced with twin SUs, larger radiator, thermostatic electric radiator cooling fans, electronic ignition, servo assist disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, superior wiring and electrics......other than (when it was originally sold) gutless, ugly, and ill handing (all now improved), this car is now the best MGB NEVER sold in the USA.

Starts instantly, runs flawlessly, excellent oil pressure, perfect compression, no smoke cold or hot, excellent synchromesh action, tight front end (rebuilt when the car was lowered to pre 1975 ride height), wire wheels, even nice wood trims on the top of each door panel. A beautiful MGB with only 60,000 miles from new.

(why so low mileage? Well, as MGB sales were rising in the late 1970s, the obvious question was 'who was buying these ugly, gutless, ill handling cars? And I suspect they were purchased by more mature buyers as a 2nd or 3rd or even 4th car from brand new. Properly serviced, babied, and garaged. And I can see an early owner leaning over to his wife and saying 'geez, compared to our Lincoln, this car is SO much fun!' Thus, in this car's case, 1,400 miles a year.)

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