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December 16, 2021

1964 MGB


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Embark on a journey through the timeless charm of British motoring with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1964 MGB in Sherman, Texas. This vintage MGB isn’t just a car; it’s an icon of British style, driving pleasure, and classic allure, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic MGs meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history extends to beloved classics like the 1964 MGB. We’re not just restoring a car; we’re rekindling the essence of the MGB’s unique character. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic British sports car, from its sleek design to its exhilarating performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced driving pleasure and reliability, we’re crafting an MGB that captures the essence of British motoring while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a British car enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the joys of vintage MGs, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1964 MGB into a rolling testament to classic British motoring, ready to hit the open road with style and driving pleasure once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage MGs are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

History

The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed from 1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), later the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland, as a four-cylinder, soft-top sports car. It was announced and its details first published on 19 September 1962. Variants include the MBG GT three-door 2+2 coupe, (1965-1980), the six-cylinder sports car and coupe MGC (1967-76).

Replacing the MGA in 1962, production of the MGB and its variants continued until 1980. Sales for the MGB, MGC and MGB GT V8 combined totaled 523,836 cars. After a 12-year hiatus, the MGB re-entered production as the heavily modified MG RV8 with a limited run of 2,000 cars before finally being replaced in 1995 by the MGF.

Development of the MGB started at least as early as 1958 with the prototype known by its Abingdon codename; MG EX205. In structure the car was a progressive, modern design in 1962, utilizing a unitary structure, instead of the traditional body-non-frame construction used on both the MGA and MG T-types and the MGB’s rival, the Triumph TR series. However, components such as brakes and suspension were developments of the earlier 1955 MGA, with the B-Series engine having its origins in 1947. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver’s compartment offered plenty of legroom. A parcel shelf was fitted behind the seats.

The MGB achieved a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of just over 11 seconds. The tree-bearing 1,798 cc B-Series engine produced 95 hp (71 kW) at 5,400 rpm – upgraded in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft. From 1975, US-market MGB engines were de-tuned to meet emission standards, ride height was increased by an inch (25 mm), and distinctive rubber bumpers were fitted to meet bumper standards.

Before…

On this convertible we will be doing some diagnosing and repairing on the electrical system, a valve cover leak repair and changing the oil system.

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During…

We have installed a new choke cable, oil cooler lines and filter.

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Inspecting the rear lights.

The new snaps have been installed on the Tooneau cover.

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