Lot 309 - 1968 MG B Roadster
|Chassis Number||GHN4 163593|
|Odometer reading||93,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,200|
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 two-owner B Roadster was delivered new to Hong Kong where the second owner purchased the car thirty five years ago and he imported it to the UK in 2002. Soon after arriving here, he had the body restored, repainted and the engine was also rebuilt. Finished in red with black interior, this MG B roadster is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2016 and a large history file. This is an older restoration which would benefit from having some small areas gone over again but is a very usable example and the perfect introduction to classic car ownership.
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