1970 MG B Review

1970 MG B Roadster 3.5 V8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.5 V8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini


A fast sports car more people should consider


Very little given the car's age.

The sensor for the electric cooling fan has become temperamental.

The roof to windscreen seal leaks as does the windscreen seal itself.

The brakes could be better to say the least.

General Comments:

Good, reasonably fast fun. More of a GT than a traffic light racer, but can still keep up with an SLK. However, unlike an SLK, it qualifies for classic car insurance, is exempt from road tax, parts are cheap and dealers are enthusiasts.

More than fast enough for todays traffic, not fast enough for me... yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th April, 2001

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review