1978 MGB Convertible Roadster with Factory Hardtop


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Shelter Island, New York, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: MG
Model: MGB
Year: 1978
Mileage: 84840
VIN: GHN5UJ466970G
Vehicle Title: Clear

1978 MG MGB

Beautiful 1978 MGB Convertible Roadster with Factory Hardtop!


Don’t miss out on this rare, vintage British sports car, perfect for summer and fall cruising!


This car was restored in 2001 and driven occasionally until 2012. It was running well when it was put into dry storage. This MGB is a ton of fun to drive but it needs someone with the time to take it out and enjoy regularly. It will take little effort to restore this classic once again and cruise through the rest of summer and into fall!


This MGB model has a great setup to retrofit with a V8 engine. The late 1970s MGBs were made with extra spaced engine bay and the radiator pushed forward in anticipation of a V8 model convertible before the company changed direction. I always wanted to do this but never had the time and had so much fun driving it with its present mods — quick and the engine sounded awesome!


  • Engine has a Weber carburetor with electronic choke, performance exhaust header and free flow performance exhaust.

  • Engine head was overhauled and shaved

  • Performance distributor and coil

  • Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition conversion

  • New fuel tank and a modern fuel pump

  • Original MGB rims

  • Wide tires, great for cornering

  • Metallic grey paint

  • Rubber bumpers replaced with chrome

  • New rear signal and brake lights

  • New front signals

  • Interior is original aside from all new black carpeting and sport wheel.

  • No cracks on dash.

  • Dials all original and working

  • Newer Tounnea cover included as well as the original

  • Original Snug Top Hardtop for MGB, which were manufactured by Custom Hard Tops in Long Beach, California back in the 1960s–70s. This needs new rubber around bottom and clips but the glass is good and the rest needs a buff out.

  • 84,840 miles


Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


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