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for all year MGBs, MGB-GTs and Midgets
Established in 1975


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(also see spare parts exchange and new classified ads in the eOctagon available online in the Members Only area.)


"I did want to let everyone know that I was really impressed by the number of serious inquiries about the car we received from running an ad with you.  If you ever need someone to recommend the effectiveness of advertising on your site and newsletter, I would be glad to tell them how easy and effective it was. - Nell Benjamin"

"The 1964 MGB I had advertised on your site has been sold. I received over 10 responses to the ad and the purchaser was one of them. Your site provided great exposure and serious buyers, thanks! Bill Kuehrmann, St. Louis, MO"


1962 MGB 1962 MGB British Racing Green, Registered, Licensed, & on the road. Just re-inspected just last week. This car is garaged and has never seen snow, and does not go out in the rain. test drives available Pictures are also available by emailing to .  Asking $15,500. Contact James at 315-345-2079. NY*

California Collector Sell Out - Previous shop owner with too many to build. '66-'67 MGBs - $1500 to $3500. '68-'74 MGBs - $800 to $2500. '75-'79 MGBs - $2000 and up. GTs and Midgets from $500. Parts and parts cars. Call for list (40 + cars). Reed at 951-678-4182. CA

1967 MGB-GT. Metric Instrumentation (European Delivery?) Stored 28 years in garage . Complete. Drivable ( well sorta) damage to rear rt qtr lower, usual rusty spots. Will send photos on request. 1974 Roadster tub. No rust. perfect floor pan. basis for ground up rebuilds or floor replacement. No doors, trunk lid. Rick at 630-258-3628 or . IL

'67 B roadster 1967 Roadster in very good condition. Must sell on doctor’s orders.  58,000 miles. Extensively renovated.  Runs well.  Car in Naples, FL.  For more photos and information, please contact Ken Strassner at 404-353-2454 or .  $20,000 or best offer.  Quick sale needed.  Help me find a good home for this great car.

MGB Collection 1968-1979 MGB Collection 1968-1979. All cars have been refurbished by a retired former BMC mechanic. All are in road worthy, drivable condition. Prices range from $6,000 to $9000. Cars are located approximately 2 hours from Washington, DC. For details: call Rob at 304-263-4174 or 304-268-9440.

1970 MGB Complete car plus extra parts. Garaged since 1980. Used as shelf for lawn furniture, etc. Towable. Good project, good title. Call for info. You can be my wife's hero for only $900 o.b.o. Chicago area. Get it before the junkyard does! John McNair, 773-732-0761.**

1972 MG Midget nice unrestored, complete running car. Wire wheels, tonneau, top boot $3500 Blue/tan in Ohio. 740-596-4589 or .**

'76 white B roadster Pristine 1976 MGB Roadster, white, black top & int, 4 speed w/OD, original owner, 26K miles, completely stock, always garaged, no rust, tonneau cover never used, never seen winter, top condition, drivable to anywhere. Downsizing….need garage space. Located in Western Kentucky. Contact by email: Contact by phone: 270-554-1935.

'76 Midget 1976 MG Midget. British racing green 33500 mi., above average condition. No rust, original paint, has few paint chips, splined hubs, spoke wheels, electronic ignition, electric fuel pump and new starter ring.  Paperwork to prove it.  Ph. 712-870-2829  Dick Heuer, Hawarden, IA 51023 Asking  $6950.**

1977 B roadster 1977 MGB, stored since 1987. Very original and unmolested. Needs recommissioning but rock solid, no major dents or dings. True 53,000 miles, interior nice, yard drives. New SU pump and hoses. $3,500 as is or we can make it into a reliable driver for reasonable cost.  413-259-1722 or . MA**

1978 MGB project car, 2 engines stock, with 94,000 miles 4.0 Jeep with trans with electric computer etc.; both engines out on ground 99 percent complete. I also have stainless spoke rims (5) with spindles; also hard top special Firestone tires F-70s; custom exhaust racing roll bar, etc. Will send pictures on request. Email: . Also 4.0 engine and transmission both went thru by certified mechanic. Top notch.

1978 MGB 1978 MGB, white with black interior. 104,000 miles. Current PA inspection through July 2017. One owner. Cover car, Octagon Sep/Oct 2001. $3200. Carl at 267-280-3314, or .*

1979 B 1979 MGB $7,500 OBO. Nice solid driver, solid engine, many extras. Email me for more photos, a lot of work has been done to this car. Located in Vermont. , 802-238-6067. **

1980 MGB Award winning 1980 MGB from Oklahoma with only 43,356 miles. Excellent condition. Original wheels, leather steering wheel, LE body stripes, luggage rack and LE dash plaque. It also comes with car cover, tonneau cover, convertible top boot and a hard top. Have books and certificates. $15,000 OBO. Call/text: 405-990-4469.

1980 MGB roadster 1980 white MGB, 29006 original miles. Beautiful car! Have garage records dating back to 1993 from previous owner which list odometer readings. Acquired in 2010 have all records listing all maintenance, has current inspection, tonneau top, boot cover, hard cover, walnut steering wheel and gear knob, new starter, new seat belts, new tires, new radio with CD player, new MG Pedals, new PETCO header exhaust, Carb Conv Kit, Weber Down Draft, has onboard battery tender, $12,000.00. Stored winter months Contact . PA*


American MGB Association Octagons American MGB Association Octagon issues. Mint Condition. 82 issues. May- June 1993 thru February 2008. Missing only a few issues during this period. Email or call evenings 207-781-4613 (Maine). Best offer plus shipping costs.*

Parts car, 1977 MGB, wire wheels, salvage only, must pick up San Jose, CA best offer, no straight panels anywhere.  , cell: 650-796-0481, fax: 408-997-9007.*

2 early rebuilt engines w/square motor mounts and 1 late engine with round mounts. These 3 motors are as good as new! They all have M-10 cam shafts for extra power. Call Charlie at 203-8669307 or 203-994-1205 at British Motors. CT **

14" Mountney Leather on Stainless rim steering wheel. 1970 MGB 6-blade steel engine fan. 1970 MGB heater valve and control. 1970 valve cover and oil filler cap.  Can email photos. . MD **

MG Parts. MGB windshield: one with mirror polished frame and new glass installed; one with new glass installed in a good condition frame. MG Midget windshield: with new chrome pleated frame and new glass installed. MGB dash: one with new dash installed '72 to '76; one with dash face installed '68 to '71. MGB rear bumper: rare early '74 chrome bumper with full length bumper brace and new chrome. Plus other new and reconditioned parts. Call Roger at 763-420-8159. MN**

Parting 1977 MGB. Solid body parts, running engine, all parts available. Also 1966 and 1974 Midgets, MGAs and 1968 MGC/GT. Discounts on new parts, rare and NOS. Geoff and Andrea Rogers, Rogers Motors, 413-259-1722. .**

MG Original sales brochures: 1965-62, $35; 1963-68, $25; 1969-70, $18, 1971-80, $15. $4.95 shipping. Specify year, model. Have other MG models plus most cars/trucks, worldwide. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY 13211. 315-432-8282. fax; 315-432-8256. . (in every issue)

Parts for your MGB, MGB-GT and Midget at Also parts for all MGs and other vehicles! (in every issue)

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None in this issue.


University Motors Ltd has now transformed into University Motors Online.  Although John Twist will no longer work in his shop, he will be available for consultation, technical advice shows and seminars. 

John Twist became aware of MGs in England on a trip with the Boy Scouts in 1962 when he was 13.  By 1965 he resolved to own an MG and purchased his first MG in 1968. He was first paid to work on another's MG in May 1971; resolved to devote his life to MG in November 1971; spent a year in England 1972/1973 at the original University Motors; and in January 1975 opened his own University Motors.  He was joined in the business by his future wife, Caroline, in early 1977.  They operated UML at two locations for 34 years.  In the summer of 2009 he shut down the business (the economy was terrible and Caroline was dying of cancer), only to reopen in the spring of 2010 after Caroline's death.  He was at the Patterson Avenue address from April 2011 until December 2016.

 It has been an incredible run!  In his 46 years in the trade, they sponsored 30+ Summer Parties; 30+ years of on-site Technical Seminars and helped to form many associations and clubs.

But, he is not really re-tiring - it's more like re-treading. Freed from the daily business operations, he shall have more time to dedicate to MG technical publications and presentations.  His website is still and shall remain active.  He is available to present technical seminars for your club, organization, or business.  He will always be able to be contacted by the website.  He won't be far away!


Swap meet ads are free to AMGBA members. Please limit swap meet ads to one per issue per member and to 50 words or less. Ads will appear once and must be resubmitted for each additional issue. Ads appear on our website, in the Octagon, in the eOctagon, on Facebook and Twitter.

Ads include one color photo. Additional photos are $10 each.

For others and for commercial suppliers (or additional ads for members) the rate is $15.00 for 50 words or less. Additional words are 50 cents each. Deadline dates are the same as for the other AMGBA OCTAGON items which are found in the AD RATES area of this website.

The AMGBA makes no claims, either stated or implied, concerning the quality, authenticity or availability of items offered and claims no responsibility for any transactions as a result of the swap meet ad.

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If you are not a member you can send ad by email and then pay for ad by entering credit card info in our credit card/PayPal form or in our secured ordering area  and then sending the ad by email:
or use the classified ad submit form here.

(* ad also appeared in the last issue, ** ad appeared in previous issues)

WARNING: CAR SALES SCAM. The check the “buyer” sends you is a fake. If you deposit it into your account and then obtain a Cashiers Check for the difference and send it to the accomplice, it will be cashed before the fake check you deposited is returned to your bank and charged back to your account. You will be ripped off for the amount of the Cashiers Check that you sent. You might want to warn the members in the magazine.
Charles Kennedy

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