Lot 122 - 1970 MG BGT
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
The fixed-roof MGB GT was introduced in October 1965. Production continued until 1980, although export to the U.S. ceased in 1974. The MGB GT sported a ground-breaking greenhouse designed by Pininfarina and launched the sporty 'hatchback' style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the BGT offered the utility of a station wagon while retaining the style and shape of a coupé. This new configuration was a 2+2 design with a right-angled rear bench seat and far more luggage space than in the roadster. Relatively few components differed, although the MGB GT did receive different suspension springs and anti-roll bars and a different windscreen which was more easily and inexpensively serviceable.
This lovely British sports car has just been the subject of a complete restoration by Messrs Wessex Bodyworks who completed a bare metal rebuild using new panels where required together with a total respray in Tartan Red. All mechanics were rebuilt by an ex-Leyland engineer including an engine and gearbox rebuild. Also, a new stainless steel exhaust was fitted and the black interior trim was replaced. The history file contains many receipts for the work carried out and a photographic record of the restoration. A wonderful example of these popular sports cars which is ready to be enjoyed particularly as it has only covered a mere 200 miles since the restoration.