Lot 135 - 1974 MG Roadster
|Odometer reading||44,600 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
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.
Registered on the 2nd July 1974 this MGB is smartly presented in yellow and is displaying good panel gaps and is complimented by the excellent chrome work. The black trim is complimented by beautiful burr walnut topped dash and door caps and invites you into the driving environment, a brand new hood, recently having been fitted, keeps the inclement weather at bay when required.
The 1798cc engine pulls unsurprisingly well and the gearbox was smooth in operation; the overdrive unit also functioning as it should, having had an engine rebuild in 1996 by Swattons Sports cars of Chippenham, Wiltshire this example has covered a mere 8,000 miles since and less than 300 miles in the last seven years. Originally very well restored in the early 90's, this UK, righthand drive roadster is a desirable, useable example and is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until May 2018 and complimented by a very comprehensive history file with countless invoices, parts books and a Haynes Manual. The MGB represents fabulous 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 forthcoming summers.
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