Users' questions

Is an MGB GT a good investment?

Is an MGB GT a good investment?

Hands down the MGB is the best classic car investment, these cars have been going up in value over the last 10 years. Limited edition cars like the Jubilee GT and the LE GT and Roadsters that start at a couple of grand will see good results in the next few years.

Is MGB GT reliable?

If properly maintained, they can be reliable. They are easy to work on and parts availability is very good for a car that has been out of production for almost 20 years. It is probably best if you can do most of the work yourself, because it can be difficult to find a garage that knows much about them.

Why are MGB so cheap?

Not only is the MGB cheap to buy and run because it’s powered by a lowly 1.8-litre pushrod engine, but the vast number of survivors means club and specialist support is pretty much unrivalled – at least for a car that went out of production in the early 1980s.

Is the MGB unreliable?

The MGB is reliable if properly maintained.

Are MGBs expensive to maintain?

It will cost $$$ lots to have replaced repaired etc. And even more to have painted. Run away fast. Everything is in good working order with minor blemishes but no unsightly areas or mechanical problems.

What can I do to my MGB GT?

Subtle modifications. Fitting gas struts to the bonnet or tailgate. F itting a glass sunroof on an MGB GT. F itting a modern styled sports grille. Fitting a modern style sports grille with spot lights. Fitting MkI tail lights to later MGBs. Restoring rubber bumpers.

Why are Stage 1 camshafts used in MGBGT?

These camshafts help to keep combustion temperatures lower than otherwise and when fitted with a stage 1 or stage 2 supercharged modified cylinder head produce excellent spread of power with a very smooth tickover. Emissions are also keep low with HC ppm levels at least half that of a standard ‘B’

What happens in Stage 2 of the MGBGT?

The stage 2 includes not only modifying the combustion chambers but also opening out, gas flowing and polishing the ports, as the detailed picture below shows – standard head/right stage two left.

Why do you lower the bumper on a MGB?

1. Lowering It is quite straight forward to lower a rubber bumper MGB to chrome bumper height. The cars sits approximately 1 inch lower, which not only improves its sportscar appearance but also significantly improves handling by lowering the centre of gravity and reducing body roll, without compromising the ride comfort.