Lot 224 - 1967 MG B GT
|Odometer reading||336 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £15,000|
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 with production continuing until October 1980. The MGB GT sported a ground-breaking design by Pininfarina with the launch of its sporty 'hatchback' style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the GT offered the utility of a hatchback while retaining the style and shape of a coupé. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the Roadster due to its increased weight although top speed was improved by 5mph to 105mph due to better aerodynamics.
This MG B GT with overdrive was purchased by the vendor in early 2015 as a restoration project. This was started 21 years ago when it was stripped down to the bare body shell, it then had new panels fitted and repainted in the original Old English White. In 2015, the vendor started to finish the rebuild, this has included a complete engine overhaul replacing the cylinder head with one for use with unleaded fuel, gearbox overhaul, new wiring loom, the instruments overhauled, re-setting the odometer back to zero, a full front and rear suspension rebuild using Nilock bushes, Kenlow fan and a full brake rebuild. Now fully completed, this MG B GT, with black leather interior, is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2018, a Heritage Certificate, a set of photographs taken of the body restoration and a file of invoices from 1986 which was when the restoration started; it has only covered 340 miles since. This MG B GT represents an opportunity to purchase a car that has been fully gone through giving the new owner good, reliable motoring in this increasingly popular marque.
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