The optimism in this advertisement is amazing. Let’s analyze the seller’s words; “All appear complete” — that’s good, complete cars are better than those missing engines, etc, but we need to get deeper into the details and understand why they appear so dirty in the pics…”but guessing will need work.” Guessing. I don’t like to guess when it comes to the condition of a car, but I do love the asking price for these next three cars. Find this 1967 MGB, 1972 MGBGT, & 1977 MGB offered for $1250 each in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
I love the idea of owning a classic MG with an upgraded power plant and I love the look of this next car…and I’m not afraid of the price…but this next advertisement leaves a bit to be desired. Where are the photos of the engine bay? How clean was the installation? And what is up […]
is next car has me confused. I get the smooth hot rod wheels -those are vintage land speed style and I dig ’em — but what is going on with the ride height? It is sitting on 55 Chevy Axles and Springs…and is powered by an electric forklift but the strangest part is the satellite dish, which is NOT included with the sale. Whut? Find this 1976 MGB offered for $2450 in Ione, CA via craigslist.
I saw this next car and thought; I’ve seen this car before. I think we’ve featured it. But I can’t find the article. Something about the louvered hood rings a bell, and we’ve featured many V8 swapped MGBs over the years. Find this 1977 MGB offered for $19,500 in New Jersey via craigslist. Tip from ME.
Another MGB GT? So soon? Yes, we featured a clean cheap MGB GT less than two weeks ago, but when is it NOT a good time to post a well priced classic car that has no rust, and is offered in very good condition, for less than what you’d pay for a total pile of junk at your nearest used car lot. Find this 1974 MGB GT offered for $6,500 in Santa Fe, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The MGB GT is no stranger to this website because we’ve featured many over the years. And the B GT continues to be a fantastic bargain for a car with a Pininfarina roof and proper classic car credentials. I’d have expected these to increase in price with similar things from the era like Porsche 914/912, Datsun 240Z, Ford Mustang Fastback, Triumph TR etc…but you can still get them for reasonable amount of money. Find this 1970 MGB GT offered for $5999 in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, CA via craigslist.
If you try and shove a giant V8 into a little car and find that the engine’s air cleaner doesn’t fit under the hood, you’ve got a few options. The cleanest look is to find an intake snorkus that allows you to run the stock hood, but you can also add a scoop or a cowl induction hood…or…you can bust out the sawzall and hack an opening in your hood. Find this 1963 MG MGB V8 offered for $8000 in Corning, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The MGB GT is one of those classics that looks like a million bucks but only costs a few. I spent a better part of my youth trying to figure out what makes certain cars expensive and others cheap — and you can play with production numbers and quality and performance and blah-blah-blah till the sun goes down…but sometimes you’ve just got to be happy when they are affordable. Because that means you can drive something vintage without tapping into your savings or selling one of your kids. Find this 1973 MGB GT bidding for $3600 on eBay (or on craigslist) with 4 days to go, located in Los Angeles, CA.
The MGC was a high performance inline-6 powered version of the MGB offered from 1967 through 1969. It was built by the British Motor Corp (Austin, MG, Morris, Riley, Wolseley, etc) as an intended replacement for the Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII and a competitor to the inline-6 powered Triumphs from Leyland Motors. We’ve featured a few MGCs over the years, but prices are on the way up and they get expensive, unless you get a total rust bucket like this next one. Find this 1969 MG MGC offered for $3,500 in Rio Rancho, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.