Lot 228 - 1970 MG BGT

Lot 228 - 1970 MG BGT

Lot 228 - 1970 MG BGT

Lot Number 228
Registration BAN 6H
Chassis Number GHD5197163G
Engine Number 18GGRWEH.11149
Odometer reading 55,000 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £7,560

The MGB was first introduced in May 1962 as a direct replacement for the MGA.  Performance was brisk with power supplied by a 1798cc, four-cylinder iron block engine set within a monocoque lightweight bodyshell with crumple zones incorporated. October 1965 saw the introduction of the GT and was based on the already popular roadster.  Designed by Pinninfarina, the new GT sported a hatchback giving useful access to the rear luggage space and a rear bench seat that enabled the car to be called a 2+2. Although acceleration was slightly slower than the roadster, top speed was better by 5mph due to the increased aerodynamic efficiency.

Offered in splendid condition with the original registration number, this green GT example with black interior, two owners from new, has covered just 55,000 miles. Within the history file is a good amount of documentation with plenty of bills to help any bidder understand the care of ownership. We are informed by the vendor she drives perfectly and is in super order having just had a complete service including new brake discs and brake pads, intercooler, fan blades and of course a change of oil.  We are also informed that "as one would expect, there is literally nothing it needs" and it will carry an MoT test certificate valid until March 2017. A great example of a fabulous British sports car.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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