Lot 301 - 1963 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||13,923 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
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. 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. Handling was one of the MGB's strong points. The three-bearing, 1798cc B-Series engine produced 95bhp at 5,400rpm.
Originally registered on 4th April 1963, this MG B Roadster has been owned by the current vendor for the last 19 years. Invoices and receipts in the history file date back to 1989 and this splendid MG has benefitted from significant investment over a substantial period with the majority of the work, in recent years, carried out by P.T. Lock vehicle repairs in Hampshire. Any work carried out has always been with a view to keeping it as original as possible. We are advised by the vendor that UFF 623 drives very well with no known faults and with the overdrive unit on the gearbox working well. Finished in flame red with black trim and supplied with a V5 registration document together with a valid MoT test certificate, these early 'lever type door handle' MG's have become sought after of late. With invoices totally in excess of £16,000 during the vendors ownership, this is a very genuine, useable example that would sit proud in any classic car show or collection.
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