In 1974 MG was forced to redesign the ever-popular MGB due to tougher crash safety legislation in America, one of the key markets for the car.
The old chrome bumpers were deleted in favour of new rubber items front and rear and the ride height was raised by one inch to bring the headlamps up to the new level now required. The interior was also redesigned with a more modern fascia and improved heating and ventilation. Otherwise the car was still substantially the same as it had always been, with classically elegant bodywork and a gutsy 1.8-litre engine which gave 100mph performance.
This bright blue 1977 example has recently been recommissioned after a period off the road. The engine has been removed and new piston rings fitted along with an overhaul to the head. While it was apart, the original rubber bumpers were replaced with a chrome bumper conversion and the interior tidied up with new carpets and seat covers. Clean and tidy under the bonnet, it comes complete with a hard top and overdrive. Here to be sold, this entry level MGB is on offer at no reserve so the highest bid takes it home.
AMENDMENT; This car has just passed its MOT which expires in September 2017.