Lot 307 - 1964 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||64,661 miles|
|Estimate||£9,500 - £12,500|
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, utilising 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.
This very early MGB Roadster with wire wheels and pull out door handles was purchased by the vendor, who owns a restoration shop, in 2010. The car was put straight into the workshop, stripped down and then subject to a ground up restoration to the highest standards making sure that the door, bonnet and boot lid gaps are perfect. The only modification from the original specification is a replacement gearbox with overdrive has been fitted. Finished in the original colour of Powder Blue with the correct black seats piped in white and black soft top roof, this MGB Roadster is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November, the original bill of sale, the original service book and a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices. This is an extremely pretty and properly restored classic British motorcar in excellent order throughout.
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