Lot 240 - 1972 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||60,296 miles|
|Estimate||£5,500 - £7,000|
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 MGT 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 1972 registered MGB is a good tidy example with no obvious points for concern. Our road test demonstrated how robust and enjoyable these sportscars are to drive. The 1798cc engine pulled well and the gearbox was smooth in operation, the overdrive unit also functioned as it should and the car benefits from electronic ignition. Finished in blue with beige trim, this roadster is a perfectly useable example with the vendor having just completed an enjoyable trip to Le Mans in her. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 14th April 2015 (no advisories) and a good history file dating back until 1982. Recent press coverage has highlighted MGB's to be good value for money.
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