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    My Time Machine To My Youth — I have continually owned and maintained an MG B roadster since I was 23 years old (am now 65). I have successfully taken extended road trips from Long Island to Key West /Chicago/Detroit/Atlanta/Washington DC/Boston/Nashville without undo traumatic breakdown..Primarily due to my expulsion of the major Lucas electrical system components--ie adapted a GM Alternator an electronic ignition a generic electronic fuel pump and conversion to a generic modern fuse box (the Lucas starters were good) & upgraded to tube shocks on front and rear with sway bars and an exhaust header with an Abarth exhaust system. I plan to upgrade brakes to discs on all 4 corners and upgraded hydraulics. This is my trophy car and I do enjoy it.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: A nifty little English sports car. You can repair most issue yourself...in most cases you can repair a failed component too.

    Cons: Can be cantankerous so it is best to have a support network such as membership on a sports car club and a relationship with a conscientious independent mechanic that knows MGs.

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    Classic Rag Top — Come on, it's an MGB - pure fun for not much cash and a great car to work on - there are only about 10 moving parts and you can see them all! I will even drive it on a dry New England winter day just to remind me summer will be back!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Pure fun!

    Cons: Nothing

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    Just Great — There is nothing this car needs. It had tons of recent work done. There was never any rust and other than a new paint job and a new interior and rebuilt adds and ends it is a great , beautiful driver. Compression : 115 110 115 110

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Every thing

    Cons: Modified

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    Reviews From Other Years

    1979 MG MGB Reviews

    Mgb By Chris

    This was my mothers car when I was a kid. When I was a teenager I used to sneak it out at night and drive around the neighborhood. It was a convertable and pretty fun to drive. It was a small car and ... Read More

    Tumps Up!! By rommel71

    fun car to drive around town not on the free way. you'll get plenty of looks from people giving a smile. folks would come up to you and talk to you about your car. My girls don't like me picking them... Read More

    1978 MG MGB Reviews

    Best First Car By Jamie

    great little car, quick for a 30 year old car, best car ive ever had for comfort, looks and performance. quite a cheap car if you know anything about cars as you can fix it yourself no plastic crap hi... Read More

    1977 MG MGB Reviews

    Fun Responsive Sports Car By savis

    this car packs a lot of fun for a reasonable price. nothing beats driving through valley forge park with the top down and my dog in my lap, ears flapping in the breeze. the handling is fantastic espec... Read More

    It Was A Nice Experience To Own It, But I Was Glad To Be Rid Of It. By Ozzie

    The MGB is a small british car that attracts attention everywhere you go. Unluckily the 77 model year had ugly rubber bumpers, ugly taillights, and rode higher than its older counterparts. It drove ... Read More

    1976 MG MGB Reviews

    Nice By jsanders

    MGB was a fun car to own and drive. Always gets a lot of looks and having both tops makes it a 3 season car. Winter driving is not recommended because the heat is not very good for the north east wint... Read More

    Fun Fun Fun By Richard

    Full of character, breaks down constantly, never working, not working right now. Very slow, as good round corners as a bus. Nice colour underneath the rust, Yellow power rules! Sure to impress at uni ... Read More

    1975 MG MGB Reviews

    Classic Mgb 75 By Nicholle

    Best little sports car ever! Fast, cool, fun. Never knew cars made in the 70s got such good gas mileage- 25 mpg! Go Britian! All parts are easy to find at Moss Motors. Girls look especially hot ... Read More

    Affordable Classic Motoring - But Best Not To Use It For Daily Commutes! By Michael

    The latest of the 'proper' MGB GTs, before the chrome bumpers were replaced with rubber ones. It's great to drive, responsive (if a little heavy) to steer, and relatively east to maintain. The lovely... Read More

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