Lot 122 - 1964 MG B Roadster

Lot 122 - 1964 MG B Roadster

Lot 122 - 1964 MG B Roadster

Lot Number 122
Registration APO 677B
Chassis Number GHN3/32967
Engine Number 18GAUH8287
Odometer reading 96,168 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £20,000
  • Three owners from new
  • Fully restored from 2007 to 2009
  • Original equipment

Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MG B would turn out to be one of the most successful sportscars 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 MG 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 1622 to 1798cc while the MG B's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just topped the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years apart from the adoption of a more robust five-main-bearing engine in 1965 (fitted from the start of GT production that autumn), a minor facelift for 1970 and the adoption of plastic bumpers (to comply with US legislation) for 1975, the 'B' enjoyed an 18 year production life and sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MG B 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.

A desirable pull handle, chromed bumper model, this particular 'B' Roadster has had just three owners from new, the last being a private collector who purchased the car three years ago and the first owner, we are told, bought the car as a anniversary gift for his wife. Subsequently consigned to barn storage, it was fully restored, to the highest standard, by a family friend between 2007 and 2009 with further works undertaken in 2015. Finished in black with red leather trim, noteworthy features include original restored Jaeger instruments, original Bakelite steering wheel and 'bullet' wing mirrors. This MG B Roadster is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT history file and sundry other restoration invoices. APO 677B has covered only some 5,000 miles since restoration and is described as a pleasure to drive. The MG B represents fabulous value in today's market and enjoys excellent club support, specialist services and parts back up, this is a motor car just awaiting a new owner to enjoy forthcoming summers.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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