1975 MGB

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The street-driven MGB is nearly extinct these days.

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This is our third MGB, after this '71 MGB-GT and this '73 MGB (some might say that this super-rare '69 MGC-GT counts as an MGB as well).

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The "black bumper" MGs don't get much affection from the purists, partly because of the ugly 5 MPH crash bumpers, partly because of the DOT-mandated tall ride height, partly because of the increasingly horrible British Leyland build quality, but mostly because of the 62.5-horsepower engine. Yes, this car was so miserably underpowered that MG actually claimed a half-horsepower in the rating. However, since this one is a '75, it's exempt from California's emission laws. That means its owner is free to add go-fast goodies to his or her heart's content.


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Rob Emslie

The rubber-bumper B always reminds me of hannibal lector strapped to that handtruck. The sad thing is; a B of this age, and in this condition, is worse around $4,000. For that, you can get a reasonably decent miata which will be a better car in all ways. Chrome bumper Bs are a lot better, but command much higher prices because of that.