1976 MG MGB Mk IV Roadster
1976 MG MGB MKIV Roadster
-1.8L Inline 4 Cylinder
-4 Speed Manual
-Mustard Yellow Paint
-Tan Leather Interior
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“The world's favorite British sports car.” –Hemmings
The timeless appeal of an MGB is driven by its compelling combination of characteristics. Foremost among them is the pure driving experience, especially in the roadsters. Visually, the car's design aesthetic has not lost any of its captivating delight to this day. The interiors of the cars have a cockpit-like focus with their crisp Smiths gauges, overall simplicity, and classic British style with just enough creature comfort to make long drives fun. From an owner-involvement standpoint, the ability to easily source replacement parts from multiple suppliers, combined with the model's straightforward, serviceable mechanicals mean “driveway mechanics” can be just that. The many MG owners clubs attest to the model's special emotional connection. MGB owners always wave when they meet each other on the open road.
The 1976 MGB Mark IV roadster offered here is a well-maintained example in overall very good condition. Mustard-yellow is a desirable exterior color and combines well with the “rubber bumper” front-end. The paint is uniform and free of obvious imperfections, and is the original factory-applied color. Bumpers front and rear are complete and un-cracked. Lighting lenses and cockpit glass are free of imperfections. The black-fabric convertible top (and its boot) have no rips or serious wear-related deficiencies. Brightwork—including the brushed-metal windshield surround—is in very good condition. Wire wheels with wrench-off center hubs are mounted with Affinity tires. Showing just 22,000 miles on its odometer, this is a very low-mileage MGB.
The leather interior color, a rich brown, complements the exterior. Leather upholstery on the bucket seats appears to have been maintained in good condition over the years; there are no rips or tears. Door cards are trimmed in the same material with a pleated treatment. The classic dash is black and hosts an array of Smiths gauges, the finish on their trim rings showing some signs of deterioration. The car's original steering wheel (also showing some degradation of its metal finish) remains in place, while an aftermarket Pioneer audio head unit is mounted in the factory-radio location. The console-mounted shifter for the four-speed manual transmission retains its factory shift knob showing the shift pattern. Floors are covered in black carpeting protected by rubber mats.
Under the hood, the venerable BMC B-series 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine is complete and appears properly maintained. The vehicle-identification data plate showing a May 1976 production-completion date is in place. Viewed from below, the car's chassis shows general surface rust consistent with its age, but no body-panel or door-bottom rust.
We expect and invite in-person inspection of this Mark IV MGB roadster. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. Meanwhile, the more than 160 high-definition photographs of the car and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent the car's condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
In a 2011 Classic Motorsports magazine article entitled “Mighty Good Buys: Which MGB models are best?” author and British-car expert, Carl Heideman, explained: ”The answer is simple: It is good-looking, fun to drive and easy to maintain. These are the same reasons the MGB, with a few changes, was successful in the new-car market for nearly two decades.”
Whether the destination is a fall-color tour or a short trip to a local-owner get-together at some craft brewery, this Mustard-yellow MGB roadster is ready to deliver its next owner the satisfaction and delights of open-air British sports-car driving over many more miles.