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1979 MG MGB

Sale price: $5,100.00 make an offer

Car location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1.8 Liter I4
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1979 MG MGB for sale

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1979 MG MGB

Stock1620VINGHN5UL483458GMiles64,967Engine Size1.8 Liter I4Transmission Type4 Speed Manual W/OverdriveDrivetrainRWDExterior ColorBrownInterior ColorCamel

1979 MG B Roadster

With numerous buyouts and mergers, the MG moniker became increasingly less funded, due to concentration of efforts to market other models within the waning British Leyland Company. The MG MGB sports car was the first new sports car for hundreds of thousands of Americans and likely was owned by at least half a million because it had second, third and even fourth owners. A good number of MGB's are still around, mostly in restored condition.

A restored version with numerous panels and suspension parts getting attention, we give you a visually very nice condition example of the B from 1979. Everywhere one look at this car you see no rust, and nice paint or finished interior surfaces. Save for the large bumpers (which was the Brit's way of getting around the 5 MPH law) and known as the phase 4 version, this car is a great little, nice running, sports car.

Thinking of a British sports car in anything but green, one may question the brown exterior color. However, a glance then a good look at the fit and finish on this car will give one pause to question this outdated thought of the green. Excellent paint, nice bumpers, a clear chrome trim spear, and a nice black vinyl convertible top. Unfortunately, there is invasive rust on the rockers, and lower fenders on every corner. Original restored chrome wire wheels are noted on all 4 corners.

With snappy exterior complimenting camel colored stitched reverse 3D vented style vinyl buckets flanking a small but very clean black console housing the mini wood topped knob shifter, and a clean little dash, the interior becomes very comfortable all be it tight (but I'm reminded it is a sports car). An aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette radio sits proudly in the center, and is bordered by temperature control knobs, and a seat belt warning light. Standard tach and speedo with water and fuel gauges front the original steering wheel and sit in a field of Black textured vinyl...all clean. Lastly, a note about the clean black pile carpeting and the camel colored door panels, both very nice.

A pop of the bonnet and we are met with the 1800cc engine, a Weber carbureted 4 popper, sitting in an original and clean engine bay. This is backed by a 4-speed manual gearbox.

Giving the car a lift, we see POR-15 coated with some recent patches of this material in darker black. A mostly rust-free environment undercarriage save for a few steel parts that have surface rusting. Frame, and suspension are solid, and as mentioned we can see the invasive rust on the exterior panels working its way into the unibody at the rocker areas. Independent coil spring suspension up front and leaf springs on the rear, and front disc and rear drum brakes tell the story.

Starts right up, a bit of a climb downward to get in, but good acceleration, smooth ride and comfortable interior, especially the seats. Stops quickly and safely with no pulling to one side.

If you have a hankering for an attack of a winding country back road, with the top down, sun in your face, and wind in your hair tool, then this nice example is probably beckoning. This well dressed, classy British royal is a fine thing to look at and a fun thing to drive. With some rust remediation, and you will be spit spot!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.


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Payment Options

  • Electronic Bank Wire Transfer
  • Cashier's Check/Money Order
  • Loan Check
  • Personal/Business Check
  • Electronic Bank Wire Transfer
  • Cash (in person)

Vehicle Pickup & Shipping:
All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility unless otherwise documented in sales agreement.

Buyer must contact us within 24 hours of accepted offer, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of listings end to secure the vehicle.

Payment of Balance Due:
The remainder is due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it otherwise. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Additional Fees and Taxes:
All Pennsylvania residents must pay applicable state and local tax, title and license fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for their own state taxes and fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges unless otherwise documented on the sales agreement.  We will assist the buyer with finding a shipping company. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.

Buyer's Inspection:
Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you.  Classic Auto Mall, Inc. has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.  Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. Classic Auto Mall, Inc. welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection.  If you plan to have a buyer's inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.  Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description, this vehicle is being sold "as is".  No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.

Notice to Bidders:
We reserve the right to cancel all bids and end the auction early should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. NOTE: All of our eBay inventory is available for sale at our dealership. We will end auctions early should a vehicle be sold at the dealership..

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Successful Bidder:
The winning bidder will be contacted via email after the auction closes or he/she must contact Classic Auto Mall, Inc. within 24 hours to proceed with payment and delivery arrangements.

Non-Paying Bidder:
If the deposit is not received within 48 hours of the close of auction or if the balance is not paid in full within 7 days following the close of auction, we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer.

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