Lot 346 - 1972 MG BGT

Lot 346 - 1972 MG BGT

Lot 346 - 1972 MG BGT

Lot Number 346
Registration WBK 359L
Chassis Number 1E 14247
Engine Number GHD5296311G
Estimate £4,500 - £6,500
Result Sold - £10,528

The all monocoque constructed MG BGT surely needs no introduction. With a production run lasting from 1962 to 1980 this was one of Abingdon's largest production sports cars.

It is a pleasure to present this MG BGT which has been in singular ownership for over 30 years during which time it has undergone long term restoration to a very high standard. It was never the vendor's intention to part with the car; however, due to a change of circumstances, the car is now available and completed to the standard you see today.

The restoration consisted of a bare metal strip with repairs to the shell carried out where required which included a detailed underside. The panel fit demonstrates the MG's quality and strength. To complement the coachwork, which has been finished in Old English White, the Rostyle wheels (including the spare) have been stripped and finished in the original colour and shod with new 165/14 tyres.

Mechanically, the engine was stripped and the bottom end overhauled by Zebedee and Powney of Calne, with the top end completed, and including a new Kent camshaft, by Hurley's of Bath. A full stainless steel exhaust system, including the manifold, has also been fitted. The brakes and suspension were overhauled with the inclusion of new leaf springs at the rear and re-conditioned lever arm dampers all around. A full list of all the re-conditioned and replaced items, reside within the extensive history file.

The interior has been treated to the same high standard as the rest of this MG with a full re-trim having been carried out, including replacement carpets and headlining. The seats were stripped, the frames powder coated, new foams and webbing fitted and finished with leather facings.

Other works carried out to WBK 359L are too numerous to list here but can be found within the history file, together with a photographic record of the restoration. Also accompanying the history file are a 1972 Driver's Handbook, the original tool kit and the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirmation of date of manufacture; this being August 1972.

This MG BGT is a testament to the vendor's determination to complete a restoration to a high standard which now may be reassuringly enjoyed by the lucky new owner.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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