I’ve joked in the past that owning more than one old British car is the equivalent of having a captive breeding program — because you’ll inevitably acquire additional examples of your favorite type of Triumph, MG, Jensen, Austin, etc. Why? Because the cost of a parts car is generally much less than the sum of the parts in that pile of junk, so you’ve got what we have here today, which is a nice chrome bumper ’74 MGB with a dirty rubber bumper ’78 MGB parts car as a bonus. Find this 1974 MG MGB + 1978 MG B offered for $7,500 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I am not a connoisseur of barn finds — any vehicle that has had chickens roosting in the engine bay or rats chewing on the wiring harness for 20 years is not the car for me. But, I don’t want to discount the thrill of finding something covered in a tarp that is maybe more than meets the eye…or in this case, it is one of the rarest models to come out of Morris Garage — specifically the MGC GT of which this is one of 4457 built. It appears to be missing its 150 horsepower 2.9 liter C-series inline-6, but I bet a 2JZ would fit (I’m KIDDING! Please don’t do that…use an SR20DET instead..sheesh). Anyway, if an MGC GT is good enough for Prince Charles (who later gave it to Prince William according to the internet lore) then it should be good enough for you. And this one comes with a spare MGC parts car…or maybe it is vice-versa. Find this 1969 MGC GT & 1968 MGC offered for $7000 in West Monroe, LA via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.
This next car comes as a tip from Kester who writes: Why do I like this so much? Is it because it’s so wrong and makes no sense whatsoever? I even struggled to send this in, though I know if I bought it, my wife would have me sleeping in it for the next month (and I don’t think the seats recline far enough…) She banished me to the garage once after buying a rusty old 914, but promised to never do it again as apparently I enjoyed it too much. The answer is easy — you like the idea of a reliable MGB GT with Mazda power and the patina of a WWII era battleship for next to nothing. Find this 1970 MG B GT offered for $5000 in Boone, IA via craigslist.
Stop scrunching up your nose. It makes little wrinkles on the side of your face. This next car causes an instant scrunch on the face of most car guys, not because it is ugly per se…but it is slightly Picasso-esque. No. That’s not fair. Maybe Toulouse-Lautrec-esque…but styling aside it is an interesting beast — a […]
This next car came with a certain amount of deja vu. Did we already feature this car? Or have we simply seen so many Rover V8 powered MGBs that my brain has become a fog of classic British steel and aluminum alloy? I guess this is a new entry into the world of V8 powered […]
The MGB GT was a fixed roof version of Morris Garage’s iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets. When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for kids and a gorgeous Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and […]
You know what is better than taking a fancy-shamncy sports car with dual electric motors and a huge car payment to your local track day? Well…most anything…because wadding your Ferramginesla into turn 9 at Willow Springs isn’t fun…but driving a pile of crap custom that is faster than overpriced “sports cars” is a bucket of pygmy […]
The MGB is one of the better classic British roadsters, because it combines good looks, composed handling, and rugged build quality. The B won’t be the fastest car on the road, but it’ll get you to your destination with minimum fuss, and today’s example is cherry! Find this 1967 MG MGB offered for $6800 in Highlands, […]
The MGB GT was a fixed roof version of Morris Garage’s iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets. When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for miniature passengers and Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and storage […]
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Here is a low mileage 1980 MGB in pretty darn good shape, considering A) it was and always has been an MGB, and B) it is almost 40 years old. At $3250 asking price, it is a running, driving British classic and an example […]