MGB Mk1 - Today's Brit Tempter

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Low-stress classic

While Jaguar’s E-type would be regarded by many as the outstanding Brit sports car of the sixties, we reckon the humble MGB has as much if not more claim to the title.

Though nowhere near as elegant or as spectacular as its compatriot, it was nevertheless a simple and much-under-rated car that put something special within reach of the less-wealthy.

Today, they’re a practical and relatively affordable classic. Having seen the odd example driven well in classic rallies, we can also attest to the fact they’re a surprisingly capable sports car.

Mechanicals are a fairly basic 1800cc inline four driving through a four-speed manual. For this era, first gear was a straight-cut non-synchro. You could also order a three-speed auto in the UK.

Long-term, maintenance is pretty straight-forward and there is plenty of spares availablity. Rust is the usual thing to check for.

The owner of this car is claiming it’s in great condition and is offering a RWC. Priced at $22,000, it’s located near Gladstone in Queensland.

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