Lot 237 - 1976 MG B Roadster
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,672|
The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA and was 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.
We are delighted to offer this rather pretty MG B Roadster. In circa 2007/8 this Abingdon offering was subject to a rebuild that included a new Heritage body shell. In doing so, it was decided to give the car a retro look by fitting the earlier chrome bumpers in place of the heavier looking rubber items. A set of Minilite style alloy wheels complement the coachwork and the interior is very smart, with the seats recently being re-trimmed with extra lumbar support enabling those longer journeys to be completed in more comfort. Our vendor purchased the MG in 2012 as a birthday present for his wife who had enjoyed one during her university days and since then they have both taken pleasure in regular, reliable trips, particularly to France. In recent times the MG has also gained electronic ignition and a new water pump. A fresh MoT test certificate will accompany the MG to sale. Offered with an attractive estimate, this pretty MG is sure to find a lucky new owner who may look forward to a spring and summer of open air motoring.
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