Lot 361 - 1965 MG B Roadster - Restoration Project

Lot 361 - 1965 MG B Roadster - Restoration Project

Lot 361 - 1965 MG B Roadster - Restoration Project

Lot Number 361
Registration JBH175C
Chassis Number GHN 361853
Engine Number 48G755ER99700
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £1,904

The MGB is a sports car launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965. The MGB was a relatively modern design at the time of its introduction, utilizing a monocoque structure instead of the traditional 'body-on-frame' construction used on both the MGA and MG T-types. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. The MGB's performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction, with a 0-60mph time of just over 11 seconds aided by the relatively light weight of the car. Handling was one of the MGB's strong points. The three-bearing 1798cc B-Series engine produced 95bhp at 5,400rpm and the engine was upgraded in October 1964, to a five-bearing crankshaft in an effort to improve reliability. The MGB was one of the first cars to feature controlled crumple zones designed to protect the driver and passenger in a 30mph impact. Combined production volume of MGB, MGC and MGB GT V8 models was 523,836 cars.

Offered for sale today is an MGB roadster having been stored in a barn for a number of years. Prior to going into hibernation, this MG had substantial amounts of money spent on it and a comprehensive file is supplied. Whilst fully running five years ago, it has not been used since, although it was turned over approximately two years ago. Rare 'Lever' type door handles are fitted to this car, and whilst there are obvious levels of re-commissioning to be carried out, the body work is reported to be in fair to good condition with all the main features are in place ready for an enthusiast to commence work during the long winter evenings.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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