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MG B roadster, for sale in Stratford, Connecticut, for $16,800.
What a nice car. . . a 1975 MGB from my own collection available for sale.
Invested a lot of time, effort, energy, and money into this car and it really came out very well.
Purchased an excellent rubber bumoer B from a guy in Pa. . .61k miles from new, rebuilt engine with high compression compression pistons, absolutely no bondo or rust anywhere. . went over the exterior with a magnet, tapped around the rockers, looked underneath. The best I have ever seen. Must have lived a charmed life.
Very good original brownish/saddle interior, excellent dash, has tube shock conversion all around ($1,000 worth), wire wheels (relatively rare for a later model B), AND. . best of all. . . a 5 speed Datsun 280ZX close ratio transmission. Hence my decision to 'do it up' and retain the car in my collection.
A real dream for an MGB. . . all synchro, quiet, excellent shifting, much closer ratios than the B trans, and of course 5 speeds. Turns a bit over 3,000 rpm at 80 mph. THAT is wonderful gearing for silence of operation, reliability, and fuel ecomony. In contrast, a stock MGB would be turning 4,300 or more rpm at that speed.
Work we did: diasassembled and redid the enngine for improved performance: new high lift cam, cc'ed chambers, ported and polished head, new main and rod bearings, new oil pump, tubular headers, freshly rebuilt SU carbs, re-painted in proper BRGreen. Redid the brakes, added the lowering kit to get the car down to pre 1975 ride height, added a thicker sway bar to improve handling, installed new radial tires, a performance exhaust system, stereo/CD with iPod input, Halogen driving lights, the wonderful Sebring front and rear valances, molded into the body to give the car a nice period 'competition' look.
Trunk was carpeted, proper MGB mats, an elaborate series of improved interior lights (even at the top of the windshield with the wiring run through the windshield seal), jump terminals to eliminate the annoying need to remove the battery cover, racing battery cut off switch, electronic ignition, back up solid state fuel pump, wood steering wheel and dash/center console cover, I don't think we missed much.
I happen to like the later MGBs. Servo assist brakes, better electrics, added US required safety equipment, stronger back axle, overall a better car ONCE the single carb is updated, the car lowered, the suspension improved, and the rubber bumpers eliminated.
All of which is done. Even a new top, good tonneau, factory hardtop painted to match. The result is a lovely all season classic English sports car. . looks great, runs great, and no rust.