Lot 157 - 1973 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||13,000 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
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 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 MGB started life as a police car for the Surrey force and has subsequently undergone a £30,000 restoration; as one would expect, it is in great condition. It boasts specially optioned BL tuning wheels, an oil temperature gauge and, to aid high speed motoring, an overdrive is fitted. A warmed over engine with many upgrades, including a stainless steel exhaust, adds extra performance. A huge history file is supplied with a Heritage Certificate and National Archives Certificate as well as an MoT test certificate valid until July 2017; a spare set of Rostyle wheels also comes with the car. Finished in the desirable Teal Blue with an ochre interior, this fine ex-police force car will make a interesting addition to any collection.
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