Lot 107 - 1968 MG B GT
|Odometer reading||38,034 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,776|
- Original interior and body panels
- Three owners from new
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 GT sported a ground-breaking design by Pininfarina with the launch of its fastback styling. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the GT offered the utility of a hatchback whilst 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 fine example of the desirable chrome bumper model in Snowberry White and deep red leather trim has been meticulously cared for throughout its life by only three custodians. The original owner, Mr Webb, cherished this car for 36 years during which time it was maintained by MG specialists Beech Hill Garage, Reading. In 2003 it passed briefly into the ownership of a Mr Cave, an enthusiast living near Goodwood but due to property commitments, he offered the car for sale 18 months later in Classic and Sports Car magazine.
The car was featured in a separate article in the June 2005 edition of Classic and Sports Car and the present owner was fortunate to have been the first to view the car and subsequently bought it. It has covered only 38,034 miles during its life, supported by MoT test certificates during that time. Other documentation includes the original log book and service record plus a host of other maintenance items. The painted wire wheels were stripped and re-coated in 2016 and new tyres fitted. Many spares are included in the sale.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fine un-restored example of this most attractive classic. All body panels and interior trim are original. The car drives beautifully, cruises happily in top gear (with overdrive) and with plentiful luggage space is a versatile long distance tourer and it comes with a MoT test certificate valid until August 2019.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.