1978 | MG MGB

1978 MG B Roadster '78

AUD 15,305

 

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB
MG MGB
MG MGB
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MG MGB
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1978 | MG MGB

1978 MG B Roadster '78
AUD 15,305

 

Belgium

B Serie IV
Convertible / Roadster
71/96 kw/hp
91,722 mls
Xavier Molenaar

Oldtimerfarm SPRL / BVBa

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make MG
    Model MGB
    Model name MGB
    Series B Serie IV
    Year of manufacture 1978
    Mileage 91,722 mls
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Roadster
    Power (kw/hp) 71/96
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,798
    Cylinders 4
    Doors 2
    Steering Left (LHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Disc
    Fuel Petrol

Description

The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA and manufactured until 22 October 1980—originally by the British Motor Corporation and later by its successors. MGB production continued throughout restructuring of the British motor industry, and the parent company’s transition from BMC to British Motor Holdings (in 1966) and to British Leyland Motor Corporation (in 1968).

The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while being 3 inches (75 mm) shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electronically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches (360 mm).

In late 1967, sufficient changes were introduced for the factory to define a Mark II model. Changes included synchromesh on all 4 gears with revised ratios, an optional Borg-Warner automatic gearbox (except in the US), a new rear axle and an alternator in place of the dynamo with a change to a negative earth system. To accommodate the new gearboxes there were significant changes to the sheet metal in the floorpan, and a new flat-topped transmission tunnel. All models are rear-wheel drive. To meet US safety regulations, later North American tourers got three windscreen wipers instead of just two (to sweep the required percentage of the glass), and also received a plastic and foam rubber covered "safety" dashboard, dubbed the "Abingdon pillow".

Other markets continued with the steel dashboard. Rubery Owen ROstyle wheels were introduced to replace the previous pressed steel versions in 1969 and reclining seats were standardized in 1970. 1971 also saw a new front grille, recessed, in black aluminium. The more traditional-looking polished grille returned in 1972 with a black "honeycomb" insert. 1970 saw split rear bumpers with the number-plate in between, 1971 returned to the earlier five-piece style.

Specifications

- _Bodywork_
- Length : cm (in): 389 (153)
- Width : cm (in): 152 (59.8)
- Height : cm (in): 49.2)
- Wheelbase : cm (in) : 231 (90.9)
- Weight: kg (lb) : 885 (1953)
- _Mechanics_
- Displacement : straight-4 1798 cc (110 ci), front-mounted
- Valve gear : 8
- Fuel system : 2 SU HS4 carbs
- Gearbox : 4 speed manual
- Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive
- Maximum power : 94 bhp at 5500 rpm
- Maximum torque : 149 Nm at 3000 rpm
- Top speed : 173 km/h (108 mph)

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Oldtimerfarm SPRL / BVBa

Steenweg op Deinze 51C

9880 Aalter

+32472401338

Xavier Molenaar

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Oldtimerfarm SPRL / BVBa
Xavier Molenaar
Steenweg op Deinze 51C
Belgium 9880 Aalter
Oldtimerfarm SPRL / BVBa
Xavier Molenaar
Steenweg op Deinze 51C
Belgium 9880 Aalter
Xavier Molenaar
Oldtimerfarm SPRL / BVBa
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