Lot 234 - 1973 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||83,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
Introduced in May 1962, the MGB was a relatively modern design and utilised a monocoque structure instead of the traditional 'body-on-frame' construction used on both the MGA, that it replaced, and the earlier 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 lightweight of the car. Handling was certainly one of the MGB's strong points.
This 1973 registered MGB is smartly presented in bronze yellow whilst displaying good panel gaps and is complimented by the excellent chrome work. The tan leather seats invite you into the driving environment and a smart hood, recently having been fitted, keeps the inclement weather at bay when required. Our road test demonstrated how robust and enjoyable these sports cars are to drive. The 1798cc engine pulled well and the gearbox was smooth in operation; the overdrive unit also functioning as it should. The exhaust note is described by the vendor as lovely and benefits from a stainless steel exhaust system. This UK, righthand drive roadster is a perfectly useable and is supplied with a V5 registration document and, we are advised, will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. The MGB represents good value in today's market and enjoys excellent club support, specialist services and parts back up, a motor car just awaiting a new owner to enjoy the forthcoming summer months.
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