Richard Pierce & his '79 MGB

I found this car parked in front of a gas station in Wolfeboro NH during the July 4th 2000 celebration. It was perfect, the only color I wanted, British Racing Green. I thought I misread the For Sale sign when it said 7,000 miles on it. I did not. I bought it on the spot. I am the 3rd owner of this car, the first was a doctor who just stored it in a barn, the tires rotted out from underneath it. There is not a speck of rust on it, it was just like a time capsule, pristinely preserved in a moment of time. Although it did have the roll bar, otherwise it was pretty basic. Being 20+ years old, the seals and gaskets had dried and it did drip a little oil. I immediately had a new roof, exhaust and clutch installed as they were just old. I converted the wheels to Dayton knock-offs, installed a wooden steering wheel, burl wood dash, seat belts with shoulder harnesses. I then put it in the shop and had the mirrors removed and put on fender mirrors, a new antenna in the rear behind the passenger seat. I had a high performance cam shaft installed but I really couldn't tell the difference. I have every piece of paper this car ever generated, from the brochure to the bill of sale and every work ticket and inspection report, a complete history. Around 2010, it had only been 1,000 miles since an oil change, it ran out of oil and seized the engine, leaky seals was the culprit. So I had the engine rebuilt. Now there is 19,000 miles on the car and 1,000 miles on the rebuilt engine. Having sold my big house with the garage, I now store it in a barn with a tight car cover. I do not have the opportunity to use it as much as I used to, but when I do, it is a joy.