Lot 228 - 1978 12990 B GT
|Odometer reading||79,849 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965 with production continuing until October 1980. The MGB GT sported a ground-breaking design by Pininfarina on launching the sporty 'hatchback' style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the GT offered the utility of a hatchback while retaining the style and shape of a coupé. This new configuration was a 2+2 design with a right-angled rear bench seat and far more luggage space than in the Roadster. Relatively few components differed although the MGB GT did receive different suspension springs and anti-roll bars and a modified windscreen which was more easily and inexpensively serviceable. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the Roadster due to its increased weight. Top speed improved by 5mph to 105mph due to better aerodynamics.
This stunning MGB GT Coupé was originally registered on 1st December 1978. Restored recently to a very high standard, we are advised by the vendor that she drives "outstandingly well". Whilst carrying out the restoration project the car was modified to look like an older model with chrome bumpers thus combining the 'best of the old' with the 'best of the new'. The paintwork is in excellent condition, as is the leather interior. Fitted with a full length sunroof and 'mini-lite' wheels, this MGB is supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate. A highly useable classic for a modest outlay.
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