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Mg MGB Roadster (1962 - 1980)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Mg MGB Roadster, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Mg MGB Roadster. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Mg MGB Roadster can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The MGB had an extremely long production run, from 1962 until 1980, and to be honest, it didn’t change a massive amount in that time, aside from mechanical updates to keep it vaguely current. Still it was pretty advanced when it came out, with a monocoque design, which made it both light and strong. It wasn’t a ball of fire, but was sprightly enough to be entertaining, which was why the bulk of production ended up being sold in North America. Tweaks throughout its life included the fitment of a synchromesh gearbox in 1968, three windscreen wipers, new plastic bumpers, and suspension revisions to keep the headlights at a legal height. Haynes has an extensive range of MG repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our MGB repair manual will be able to help throughout servicing or fixing your car.