American MGB Association

North America's oldest, largest and best club for all year MGBs, MGB-GTs and Midgets!!  Established in 1975.


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for all year MGBs, MGB-GTs and Midgets

Established in 1975

5433 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60640  U.S.A.
Phone/Text: 773-769-7084


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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"

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'66 MGB 1966 MGB. Good engine, factory overdrive, Weber sidedraft, good floods/sills, minor hit, front center. Comes with over $1000 replacement parts. Hardtop not included. $3500. 951-237-0001. CA.*

1968 B roadster 1968 MGB roadster. NO rust anywhere. Factory hardtop (convertible top bows included). Full tonneau cover. Rescued from 30 years storage. Mechanically refurbished by BMC factory trained mechanic. An un-restored, but thoroughly road-worthy car. Radio and heater delete. $4800.00. Call Bob at 304-268-9440. Located in DC metro region.

'71 B roadster 1971 MGB. Extremely nice! NEW: Chrome wire wheel covers, top, seat covers, door panels, & carpet. Recently restored body & engine. $12,500. Please contact: .

'71 MGB roadster 1971 MGB roadster. British Blue. Excellent paint, no rust. Owned since 1984. Mileage est. 45,000. Stored and garaged. Wire wheels, seat covers good, door panels okay, but some gauges need replacement. Tonneau cover. Just needs some work and love. $5000. . 308-390-5838. NE**

1974 MGB Roadster V-8 Conversion. Orange PPG acrylic enamel, new chrome, rubber, black canvas top/boot/tonneau. Hardtop. 4-liter aluminum V8, 9.5:1 CR, S-10 rear end (3.07), aluminum D&D radiator, Edelbrock 500 low-profile carburetor, Borg Warner T-5 transmission, Michelin 195-60s. New interior panels and carpets. $20,000. More info/photos:, 310-275-8156, CA.

'78 MGB 1978 MGB in Colorado Springs. Offered for sale $3300 . Runs and drives, but carburetor needs to be tweaked for smoothness. Engine, transmission and clutch are all very solid and in good mechanical condition. Good tires, battery, and a new not installed convertible top. Car has been dented by hail which we get here every summer. Bobby at or call/text 719-440-9298.

1979 MGB roadster 1979 MGB roadster 1979 MGB roadster. Black Excellent paint, no rust. Mileage est. 11,500. Stored and garaged. 4 new tires, no rip on seats, soft and hard tops included, radio works great. Car is excellent condition. $14000 or BO. . 408-891-3493. CA

1980 MGB Limited Edition, 1980 MGB Limited Edition, same owner for 35 years. 71,000 miles 12,900.00 Please contact: D'Arcy Ballinger at 815-954-5184 or . More photos available upon request, IL

1980 MGB. $20,000 invested. New top, new 5-speed transmission, new exhaust, card and intake manifold, radiator, clutch, plus a host of other item. Most parts go with the vehicle. Rust free. $12,000. John at 907-590-0052, . AK*


Gear Shift Knobs Custom, hand sculptured, gear shift knobs of ebony and another hardwood; drilled and threaded. $42 plus shipping. . Samples in photograph. Special orders available.

Rover V-8 engine 3.0 L. Aluminum block & Heads. 6M Bell housing bolt pattern, dissembled, cleaned & cack-tested. Rods balanced, heads polished, valves resurfaced. Complete w/hardware, brackets, pulleys. No manifolds or flywheel. Good crank & cam. Ready for reassembly to give your MGB 300 hp. 304-268-9440. WV

MGB Fiberglass SnugTop MGB fiberglass Snugtop by Custom Hardtops of Long Beach, CA purchased in the 1970s; in garage on or off the car. Black; good condition. $450; buyer pays shipping. . Amarillo, TX

Bosch Halogen Driving/Fog Light Bosch Halogen Driving/Fog light with Mtg. bracket. 6" o.d.x 2-3/4"thick. P/N 1305601006. Have additional photo’s, $65.00 plus frt. contact Info - Tom, email: and cell: 443-477-4393.*

Like new MGB tops and folding frame. Complete with header bar ready to install. Everything except latches. Zip out rear window. Black. $450 plus shipping. Fred at 740-596-4589 or . OH*

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)

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MG Midget and MGB Hardtops.  Please send a photo of whatever hardtop you aren't using, any style and any condition. Please send info to or call Greg Abrams 805-405-3617.


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. 

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!

John Twist can be reached at:

University Motors Online
100 East Beltline Avenue SE
Grand Rapids  MI  49506
Office:  616-855-1684
Cell:  616-307-6737


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 for a minim um of 3 months on the website (and may appear up to 6 months depending on space) and in at least one issue of the club printed magazine and emailed emagazine (and may appear in 2 depending on space) must be resubmitted for additional time. 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.

Send your swap meet ad and/or payment to:


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  or use the classified ad submit form here

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, # temporary)

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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