My wife bought the B for me as a retirement gift in 2004 . It had 32000 original miles and everything leaked and needed replaced. Thanks to Victoria British Ltd. we restored her and now have 88000 miles and smiles. We love British cars and we love Victoria British Ltd. I am the third owner and have no desire to part with her.
Bought my MGB GT new in 1969. Drove it ~50,000 care free miles, but by 1975 I had to start working on a complete overhaul. Engine was rebuilt, brakes, carpet & seats were redone. Body was next……15 years later she was still not finished
i enjoy working on them and the good feeling of accomplishment of bringing it back to life this was a shed find 1974 chrome bumper with 59 thousand original with the help of your quality and good prices together this will have a new life and maybe then be feature in my cellar for 7 years and hope yo finish this summer.
My wife bought this for me for my 50th birthday. The previous owner painted it and put a top on it then passed away. I took over were he left off. Last year I rebuilt the engine and transmission. It took second place in the MGB division in "British Wheels on the Green in Farmington, Connecticut last September.
I have a 1979 MGB. A friend of mine, brought it down to California from Arizona, in hopes to sell it. I drove it around town a few months. I did some little things like electrical and we both did some tune ups on it to get it running fairly well. I drove it up and down PCH and I fell in love with this car. So, I bought it and took on a project.
A long story shortened: I took Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester in NY, graduated ’64, a year I bought my first British roadster, a ’64 Triumph Spitfire, a really-dumbed-down model hoping to snag poor guys like me, which it did - $2100 new, traded in my VW bug for $1100, so affordable. Gave it to my brother when I went in the Peace Corps, bought a used Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT in Italy on the way home. Married in ’68, moved to LA, 2 daughters. Bought and restored a ’65 Datsun Fair Lady, an unabashed knock-off of the MG with 2 SU-like piston carburetors. Loved the car, but it almost killed me when a woman in an Olds pulled out in front of me when I was going 35 – had a lap belt on which kept the injuries to 3 broken ribs, a shattered tooth, and a hundred plus stitches from hitting the non-ergonomic roof latch….but the biggest tragedy was the loss of the car….
When I was a boy in the late 1950s my father wanted an MG TD. He searched and found one, made a down payment but it was sold to a higher payer. He got his down payment back but he was discouraged and gave up the search. I, however, was bitten by the MG bug from that point on.
My "first" love was a '71 MGB when I was 17 years old. My father and I got up early one Sunday morning and made the trek to San Francisco's British Motors in May of 1971 (yes, dealerships were open on Sundays on those days) and met with a gentleman named Al Arth. Mr. Arth was, I believe the sales manager at the time and treated us as though we were buying a Rolls or any number of cars priced at many multiples of the little ragtop we were about to take home. My father and Mr. Arth made that purchase special in a way I've never experienced before or since when purchasing a car.
Bought my 77 MGB ~ 1999 from the original owner and have been picking away at it ever since with mostly Victoria British parts; always a great company to work with and happy with the quality & selection of parts.....Thank you for helping me Keep em on the road..
While attending college at the University of Georgia I worked as an apprentice mechanic at Speedwell Cars, a local British car shop in the area. Spending my time performing tune-ups, oil changes, and many car washes, I quickly developed an attraction to British automobiles. None caught my eye so much as the MGB GT. I was paying my way through school, and the funds were not present at the time to purchase my own British classic. My Dad however, caught wind of a neglected 1976 MGB Roadster coming available. He bought it for $900 as a birthday present to me my sophomore year.
Back in the late summer of 2015 I was looking for a two seater sports car like a Pontiac Solstice or maybe even a Corvette. While talking with my friend Wayne about this he said that someone he knew was selling their MGB. “Okay”, I said. “Do you mean those little British sports cars that we used to see during the 70’s and 80’s. “That’s the car’” Wayne said.
I bought the MG in 1974 from a girl friend (whom later became my wife, now passed away, Jan 28th 2019). It was purchased to be used in British Auto Tests (Stunt Driving competitions) and Hill Climbs, and was upgraded with an Austin Healey 1275 (race) engine and modified with a Salsbury Limited Slip differential, "fiddle" rear brakes and a rear axle ratio of 5.56 (out of a Morris Minor "Shooting Brake" station wagon). It has a custom fitted roll over bar and competition seat belts.