Lot 329 - 1964 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||96,782 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,500|
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MG B would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Attractively styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the 'B' carried on MG's traditional role of providing affordable, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The B was mechanically similar to the preceding MG A, though with heavier, unitary construction bodyshell. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1,622 to 1,798cc, while the MG B's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic 'ton'.
This early ‘pull handle’ MG B Roadster has had two previous owners from new, the second owner purchasing the car in 1982, just after the engine was replaced with, what it is understood to be, the correct three bearing unit. A restoration was started in the early eighties carrying out any repairs to the underside and replacing several body panels. A complete repaint was carried out in 2011 in Old English White and it is reported that the body is good and the paintwork is excellent. The maroon interior trim and carpets were replaced at the time of restoration in the early 1980’s and described as in good condition throughout. Mechanically, it is in good order, running on the correct silver painted wire wheels and has been fitted with a stainless-steel exhaust system. This MG B is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2018, a Heritage Certificate and a file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates. The MG B 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 it for years to come.
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