1979 MG MGB Convertible 2-Door 13b rotary drivetrain Hard & soft top
Price: - Item location: Littleton, Colorado, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: MGB
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: CONVERTIBLE
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 1,000
- VIN: GHN5UL480735G
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 1.3
- Number of cylinders: 2
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: tan & black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 MG MGB CONVERTIBLEEmissions legal! Inspected, and passed emissions in Colorado.
This has been an ongoing project for several years. I swapped in the rx7 drive train but it turns out the engine is for a turbo - there is no turbo installed (This engine runs great, with no smoke at startup (seals good), but will need a turbo installed or N/A engine swapped to be a fun lil rocket). I thought this car would qualify for classic tags, but it doesn't. Anyway, I've lost interest, clean title, but not currently insured or registered. The car is over 95% done.
Starts right up and no smoke (apex seals all good) - was being built to be daily driver, fast on the road and handle very well. Has over sized sway bars front and rear, tube shock conversion in rear,
4 wheel disk brakes, limited slip 4:11 rear axle, 5 speed manual trans, new clutch,
pressurized struts for hood and trunk (HUGE improvement)
Front suspension all rebuilt - urethane bushings throughout
Dual handle turning brakes
12 speaker stereo w/ amps.
new tires, leather miata seats, new stainless brake lines, all new brakes, all new suspension bushings, new soft top, but also has somewhat rare hard top, new windshield, new dashboard, new carpet, even a new battery.
Paint is decent but has a few trouble spots.
Aluminum door panels (swirl brushed)
Chrome trim was painted black which in my opinion looked much better, but very chipped. I had a quote for $180 to have the trim, headlight rings, wiper arms and cowl vent powder coated.
There are 2 small dents in the body - and not sure why, but the paint on the trunk sux - bubbled in spots. Also the hood right up front has some paint flaws.
Here's a video to a cold start:<a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaamI3CFtG4</a>
Please ask any questions prior to bidding and full (NON PAYPAL) payment due within 10 days of auctions completion.