Lot 231 - 1964 12990 B Roadster
|Odometer reading||43,500 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
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. 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 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.
This delightful and rare early MGB Roadster boasts pull out door handles, wire wheels and has been subject to a full and uncompromising restoration in 2002 by G.P. Wallace of Sudbury for the previous owner when the odometer was reading 30,000 miles, all the parts, including a reconditioned engine was supplied by marque specialists, The MGB Hive of Cambridgeshire. With 43,500 recorded miles on the speedometer which the vendor believes to be genuine. This manual with overdrive MGB is truly a credit to its owner. Finished in the original red paintwork with the correct black seats piped in red and black convertible roof, this roadster has been serviced every year since the restoration and any necessary repairs carried out resulting in £2,000 being spent in 2013 on the bodywork to return it to its full splendour. It is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2014, an original workshop manual and a comprehensive file containing old MoT test certificates and all the invoices and photographs of the restoration. This is an extremely pretty and properly restored classic MG is in excellent order throughout.
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.