1979 MG MGB Convertible low original miles

Price: US $6,500.00 Item location: Belpre, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: MGB
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 35,000
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 1.8L I-4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 MG MGB

IT'S SPRING TIME! WHO WANTS TO DRIVE A FUN CONVERTIBLE?
This 1979 MGB convertible has 35,000 original miles and a recent mechanical restoration to like new condition. Many new parts and updates, including:

DRIVE TRAIN
(1.8L I-4 engine)
*new reinforced intake/exhaust manifold
*newer muffler & exhaust
*new 12-inch electric radiator cooling fan (aftermarket upgrade moved behind the radiator, replaces original dual cooling fans from in front of radiator)
*new oil pan & gasket
*new oil filter & oil change
*new valve cover gasket
*new side engine access panels gaskets (2ea, unique to this motor)
*all new flex vacuum lines
*valves adjusted
*timing adjusted
(4-speed manual transmission with functioning 4th gear vacuum advance boost to alleviate highway downshifting on steeper uphills)
*new clutch & throwout bearing

FUEL SYSTEM
*new gas tank
*new fuel level sending unit
*new lifetime warranty electric fuel pump
*new flex fuel lines
*new fuel filter
*rebuilt & tuned Zenith-Strombergcarburetor

ELECTRICAL
*new battery
*new relays & wiring
*new ignition switch & wiring
*complete tune-up (new spark plugs, wires, distributor cap & rotor)
*refurbished wiring (connectors cleaned or replaced)

SUSPENSION
*newer alloy wheels & tires (original MGB wheels included)
*new brake shoes & pads and brake bleed

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR
*new convertible top
*newer interior
*always stored with cover on (included with car) out of the elements

This car is a fun and great ride, it runs and handles like new. It has been through a meticulous 2-year mechanical restoration process in which nothing was left untouched, and all necessary safety and mechanical upgrades were completed. Everything works like it should. The paint is original, so it's not perfect, but still in good shape for 35+ years old. The only serious cosmetic issue is a small crack in the driver's door that has been repaired (which you can see in one of the pictures), but the repair is still visible. With a paint job, this car would be perfect. The average retail for this car with a new paint job is $10,000, so subtract the cost of a paint job to make it like new and you get an idea of its current value.