Lot 170 - 1981 MG B Roadster Competition
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA and manufactured until 22 October 1980. The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced and was a pure two-seater. The suspension in standard cars was softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional overdrive transmission. They looked good and provided sparkling performance. Their popularity led to a huge market in upgrades which went hand-in-hand with the rise in club sport, national and international competition.
This is exactly what is on offer here today; it represents a de-bumpered 1981 model with the larger 1950cc engine fed through DCOE48 Weber carburettors. It benefits from the required motor-sport safety requirements such as driver seatbelts, seats and fire extinguishers, all still in-date (the passenger seat can be removed for racing). The body is in good order with light-weight fibreglass wings and bonnet. A (removable) factory hardtop is fitted for added streamlining and the overall condition is reported as good. There is also a sizable history file detailing its preparation and expense to date. It is currently eligible for a number of the more popular motorsport events, the HSCC series and the MG Peter Best Challenge Cup (registrations still open), the MG Car Club Cockshoot Cup and HSCC events. With competitive racing available at such an inexpensive price-point, everyone should try it!
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