Overall the MGB is in good running order and a perfect option for a driver's quality car, or do service the paint/body after 42 years of use!
The engine is a 1.8-liter four cylinder with a 4 speed synchronized transmission. The engine code provided by the seller is 18V883AEL037746. The body code provided by the seller is GU23T974827P and the VIN is GHN5UL491106G.
A short, but not fully inclusive, list of repair items are as follows. New tires installed at 33,430 miles, carburetor overhauled, clutch master cylinder, brake shoes, both front steering gear boots replaced, rear transmission mounts, gearbox bushings, engine buffer mounts, and the rear drive shaft and u-joints refurbished. This work was primarily done between August 2020 and September 2021.
For an entry level roadster there are few better than a British roadster. The MGBs had a lot of stuff figured out and the 1.8 liter engine provides JUST enough power to have some fun safely and there is a plethora of aftermarket support options for these and most communities have active MG clubs! The paint is believed to be mostly original and shows some flaws and cracking throughout. There is also part of the door skin lifting near the passenger window trim / passenger side mirror.
This 1979 MG MGB is offered by the St. Louis sales staff and can be seen in full detail on our website. Our listing all include 100+ HD photos and a detailed video! GatewayClassicCars.com
Gateway Classic Cars and its affiliates ("Gateway Classic Cars") sells by consignment classic cars which have surpassed their original life expectancy. The vehicles sold at Gateway Classic Cars are not new; they can be expected to require greater upkeep and repair. Gateway Classic Cars has not inspected the vehicles for sale (*1). Gateway Classic Cars disclaims any and all warranties. All vehicles are sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no warranties, expressed, written or implied (*2). Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.
Gateway Classic Cars is not responsible for any representations as to the condition and/or the value of any vehicle. Gateway Classic Cars relies on the owner(s) for information about the vehicles. Gateway Classic Cars cannot be, and is not, responsible for omissions, errors, or inaccurate representations based upon information provided to it by owner(s). By way of example only, if a vehicle is marked as numbers matching, original mileage, or complete restoration, that information has been provided to Gateway Classic Cars by the owner(s) and has not been verified by Gateway Classic Cars. Any potential buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own prior to purchase.
Gateway Classic Cars shall and will make reasonable efforts to disclose any known defects associated with each vehicle prior to the close of a sale at the buyer's request.
Each potential purchaser understands it is his/her/their responsibility personally or through a third-party (not Gateway Classic Cars) to inspect any vehicle for potential purchase, and is relying solely on his/her/their own inspection, knowledge and judgment about any vehicle purchased.
Gateway Classic Cars assumes no responsibility for any repair regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. No allowance or set-aside will be made on account of any omission, error, inaccurate representation, imperfection, defect or damage to any vehicle (*3).
All finalized transactions will have additional charges if applicable
which may include the following: sales tax, title fees, license &
registration fees, and other additional government or licensing agency
charges to register the vehicle. The purchaser is responsible for these
The advertised price does not include a documentary fee of $324.00, which will be added to the sale price.
Credit cards will be charged a 3% convenience fee. American Express not accepted.
Typographical errors happen. Gateway Classic Cars is not responsible for any such error in the description or price listed for any vehicle.
(*1) Except in the State of Wisconsin.
(*2) Except in the State of Kansas where certain warranties implied by law are not disclaimed.
(*3) Except in the State of Kansas where remedies for certain implied warranties cannot be disclaimed.