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Oddball 1975 MGB Convertible

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:20 pm
by Graboo45
According to "britishmotormuseum", this car is a completely standard 1975 roadster, manufactured February 1975, retailed August 1975 from a dealer in Mansfield Notts. However, that does not explain that whilst having raised suspension, bracketry for rubber bumpers and some first generation emission specification, the car was doubtless built with crinkle finish metal dashboard, previous generation interior trim, full size Smiths Industries instruments, switchgear etc harks back to the previous chrome bumper spec. At a rough count I have owned, repaired and maintained more than twenty cars of this period and I am convinced that nobody in their right mind could have afforded or had the time to retro fit a Leylandesque finish to a previous generation car. At worst I own a raided parts bin car which allowed the factory to release a hybrid between the two generations. Anyone else experienced something similar, would be interested to hear. Thank you.

Re: Oddball 1975 MGB Convertible

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:23 pm
by steve00136
Yes got a similar one manufactured may 1975. According to the book Original MGB there was a period about 12 months when the interior and under bonnet was still pre rubber bumper.
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A PO converted it from RB to CB.