Lot 318 - 1974 12990 B Roadster
|Odometer reading||44,857 miles|
|Estimate||£3,750 - £5,250|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
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 certainly one of the MGB's strong points.
This delightful MGB has undergone a sympathetic restoration with new chassis sections, sills and floors and with bodywork described as a credit to previous owners. The current vendor describes this roadster as a good usable and rust free car that can be enjoyed or transformed into a lovely show car if wished by its new potential owner. Offered in Snowbury white with black leather this MGB has a current MoT test certificate along with many previous MoT's and various bills to accompany this low mileage example, a lovely example a great way to enjoy the wind in your hair.
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