MG - MGB Series I
1966 MG MGB Series I – 42,484 original miles
Very desirable low-mileage late production Series I MGB with only 42,484 documented original miles on the odometer. The 1966 and 1967 are the most collectible MGB’s of all time, and this one is very original and with ultra-low mileage, it does not get any better than this.
The car has its original 1.8-liter engine producing 95 hp and manual gearbox and is in excellent running condition. The car maintains its original dual carburetors setup. New parts include new exhaust system, new fuel filter, new battery, new hoses, new coil, new starter, new oil cooler, new fan belt, new radiator, new distributor, new wires, new sparkplugs and more. The original matching wire wheel is included in the sale as is the original manual. No rips to seats and the convertible top in excellent condition with no rips or cracks to the rear window.
Odometer: 42,484 miles (documented original)
Engine: 4-cyl. 1798cc/95hp 2x1bbl
Gearbox: 4-speed manual
History of the 1962-1969 MG MGB:
When introduced in 1962, the MGB featured an all-new unibody body shell sharing many styling cues with its Midget sibling. Mechanically an evolution of the MGA it replaced, the MGB was powered by a 1,798cc B-Series engine rated at 95 bhp and mated to a four-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on the top three gears and an optional overdrive. The independent front suspension used coil springs and lever shock absorbers, while the live rear axle was suspended by leaf springs and lever shocks.
Comforts included greater interior and trunk space as well as roll-up windows. Virtually unchanged cosmetically, in 1965 the MGB received a more robust five-main-bearing version of the B-Series engine and was joined by the stylish MGB/GT coupe, which was a Pininfarina-designed mini-grand tourer with a rear hatch. For 1968 MGBs and GTs received an alternator, back-up lights, and an all-synchro gearbox, while American market cars were fitted with an emissions air pump and a padded dashboard. Although the performance was modest (0-60 in 12.2 seconds), for years MG sold as many MGBs as they could build.