MGB BUY­ING TIPS WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Epic Battle -

Watch out for bodywork is­sues, par­tic­u­larly the sills, which are quite a com­plex struc­ture. Beware of stain­less steel cov­er­sills hid­ing rot.

The box sec­tion be­hind the front whee­larch can rot out – check care­fully here, as well as the whee­larch it­self.

Door bot­toms, floor­pans, bat­tery trays, front scut­tles and the area around the rear spring hangers all need care­ful in­spec­tion, as does the en­tire tail­gate as­sem­bly.

B-se­ries en­gines last a long time and are well un­der­stood by the trade, but watch for wear on the valve guides and oil stem seals.

Bear in mind there are lots of spare parts avail­able for MGBs and plenty of cars to choose from, so you can af­ford to be picky.

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