Lot 313 - 1963 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||42,230 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,000|
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 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.
After purchase by the previous vendor in June 1985, this early MGB was fully restored and finally completed in 1992. Over the last 24 years, it has covered an average of 750 miles per year with receipts for over £32,000 spent in this period. A full photographic record exists with the comprehensive history fie as well as receipts and copies of every registration document ever issued to the car. An early pull-handle roadster is particularly interesting for period competition and combined with the fine condition this presents itself as, should prove interesting.
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