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.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.