Lot 233 - 1964 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||57,479 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,600|
- Early ‘pull handle’ model
- Manual overdrive gearbox
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB 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 MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, 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 MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed that just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years, the 'B' enjoyed an 18-year production life and sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MGB is one of the easiest sports cars of its era to run and maintain in the 21st century, being served by a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers.
This early production MGB features the ‘pull handle’ door handles, a feature sought after by MG enthusiasts and collectors alike. We are informed by the vendor that this MG, with its four-speed manual overdrive gearbox, is lovely to drive and has had significant works carried out upon it between 2004 and 2006 that include a full, engine and gearbox out, repaint, with supporting invoices from 2004. The green coachwork presents well and is complimented by the fitment of a set of original steel wheels with chrome centre caps and a black interior with white piped leather seats. The car comes with a UK V5 registration document, a history file and we are informed, will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. With the early ‘B’ models being sought after, we feel that this particular MG is offered with an attractive estimate.
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