Lot 346 - 1974 MG B GT
|Odometer reading||8,724 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,504|
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 improved aerodynamics.
Originally registered on 11th February 1974 this MGB has only had three owners in total. Restored in 2002 by Surrey Sports & Classics at a cost of £12,985 the condition of the car today is testament to the obvious high quality restoration carried out. The vendor who is a very knowledgeable classic car enthusiast has owned WGF666M since October 2010 and has had the gearbox and overdrive unit overhauled under his stewardship. This green with red trim MG is a superb example and is as good to drive as she looks. Supplied with a number of invoices, together with photos of the restoration, a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate (with no advisories) valid until 13th June 2015.
Having covered only 11 miles since the previous MoT , the vendor has decided it is time for this exceptional example to be enjoyed by a new owner.
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