Lot 204 - 1979 MG B GT
|Odometer reading||51,200 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £3,920|
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 with the launch of its sporty 'hatchback' style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the GT offered the utility of a hatchback whilst retaining the style and shape of a coupé. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the Roadster due to its increased weight although top speed was improved by 5mph to 105mph due to better aerodynamics.
This MGB GT was one of the last of the production run and as such, is fitted with the 'deck chair' style seating and rubber bumpers. During our test drive, the BGT performed very well with everything working correctly, including the overdrive unit on the gearbox. With a number of previous MoT test certificates in the file, the indications are that the mileage of 51,200 is correct, although this is not warranted. Finished in Russet Brown and supplied with a V5 registration document together with a current MoT test certificate this is a highly useable classic car.
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