Friday, March 12, 2010

A Perfect 1978 MGB

I once owned an MGB. I liked it. It was a fun car that I have a lot of good memories of. I'm glad I owned it. But, it's part of my past. When I see an MGB these days I don't get all nostalgic. I don't have any burning desire to own another one... Until now.

This is not a stock MGB. This may be the perfect MGB.

Gone is the Zenith side-draft carb, replaced by a Moss Motors fuel injection set up. Gone are the antique lever shocks, replaced by more modern tube shocks. Gone is the tin foil exhaust system, replaced by a "great sounding" stainless steel system. Gone too, is the oh-so-seventies "Inca Yellow" paint, replaced by a very classy pewter color.

Besides all that, there are some nice "touches" added to this car. There are a pair of really nicely done wooden door caps. There's a really nice chrome/wood steering wheel. The seats are now covered in real leather. The trunk is now carpeted.

There's not much more I can say about this car. It's a car that has been done really, really, "right".

Everything that was added to this car was available in 1978. Fuel injection, tube shocks, stainless steel exhaust; they had all been around for at least a couple of decades before this car was built. This is a 1978 MGB built like a 1978 MGB should have been built in the first place.

The seller provides a link at the bottom of his eBay listing to a few short videos and 200 additional pictures. Check it out.

Located in Sonoma, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

3 comments:

Jon said...

It think a retrofitted chrome grille (aka "rubber to chrome bumper conversion"...) would make a nice finishing touch.

Just A Car Geek said...

I agree.

Dave

Jon said...

I can't believe that the owner went as far as completely revising the interior, and left the rubber baby buggy bumpers on it. Those front ends are only passable when the entire car is painted black, and even then...

Melanie Griffith had some Botox injections that gave her lips a similar look not too long ago.