1969 Chrome Bumper MGB Roadster For Hire in Warwickshire

GBP 150 for 1 day, 300 - 2 days, 450 - 4 days, 750 - 7 days
0845 070 5142 (local) or 07803 209 636 (mobile)


This car is one of the the first three cars that we bought when we started The Open Road in 1997 and it has proved so popular that we have kept it ever since.  The more it gets used the better it drives. 


Being a Mk 2 MGB, it has the later gearbox which has synchromesh on all four forward gears and overdrive on 3rd and 4th gears. This proves that it isn't just modern sports cars that have 6 gears.  The clutch and gear-change on this car are particularly light, making it the nicest gear-change of our whole fleet of classic hire cars in Warwickshire.


Our MGB is a red open-topped Mark II MGB Roadster, best for the sunniest days with the hood down, but still a great drive with the hood up. Built in 1969 this Mark II MGB is one of the last chrome grille MGBs made.  It was rebuilt in 1995/96 and resprayed from its original yellow to a much nicer Tartan Red. The engine was rebuilt and fitted with a reconditioned gearbox and overdrive. The interior was re-trimmed in black with red piping and the seats rebuilt in black/red leather.  To complete it, a new hood with zip down rear window has been fitted so that the MGB is usable in all weathers.  


The engine is a standard UK specification 1,798 cc 5 bearing 'B' series engine.  It is free from US specification emission control equipment, but sports K&N air filters and richer needles in its two SU HS4 carburettors, to improve its breathing.  Despite its age we are pretty sure that the engine still delivers its original 95 bhp and 110 lb ft or torque.   In 2003 we replaced the wire wheels with MiniLite replicas.  These are more rigid and easier to balance properly than standard wire wheels and allow for fitting of more modern profile tyres – overall improving both the ride and road holding.


To keep the MGB in the standard we require, we had it resprayed again at the beginning of 2009, replaced some of the chrome trim and cleaned and polished the rest. We have since installed sun visors a wind deflector and hazard warning lights.


MGB Hire

Daily Hire Rate (9am to 8pm)

4 Day Hire Rate

7 Day Hire Rate

Insurance Excess

MGB Roadster (2 seats)






Additional Driver (any car)

25 per Day

Haynes Great Cars - MGB
24.99 inc P&P

A beautifully produced book, published in 2004 and covering all models of the MGB from its design and development, though its launch in 1961, the MGB GTs to the MGB GT V8s right up to the MG RV8s of 1995.

Haynes Great Car Series - MGB

The Essential Buyer's Guide - MGB
11.99 inc P&P

Having a Buyer's Guide in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of knowledge and experience. Packed with good advice - from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the MG Community; right through to whether or not the MG will fit in your garage and your lifestyle. 

This is the COMPLETE GUIDE to choosing, assessing and buying the MGB of your dreams.

The Essential Buyer's Guide - MGB


For daily, weekend and weekly hire rates for all of our cars, see the section on Hire Charges.


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