Lot 211 - 1975 MG BGT
|Odometer reading||3,124 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,952|
The MG B was launched in May 1962 to replace the MG A. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965 with production continuing until October 1980. The MG BGT sported a ground-breaking design by Pininfarina on launching the sporty 'hatchback' style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the GT offered the utility of a hatchback while retaining the style and shape of a coupé. This new configuration was a 2+2 design with a right-angled rear bench seat and far more luggage space than in the Roadster. Relatively few components differed although the MG BGT did receive different suspension springs and anti-roll bars and a modified windscreen which was more easily and inexpensively serviceable. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the Roadster due to its increased weight. Top speed improved by 5mph to 105mph due to improved aerodynamics.
Originally registered on 16th September 1975, this MG B was manufactured as a ‘rubber bumper’ model and was converted to the more aesthetically pleasing chrome bumpers by the vendor in March 2015. He has owned this delightful example for the last six years and is only selling her due to lack of suitable storage space. The grey coachwork is in good order as is the black interior. The fastidious vendor has always had the car well maintained and she looks lovely sitting on chrome wire wheels. With a substantial service history and a speedometer change, it is thought the total mileage covered by this MG BGT could be around 40,000 miles although this is not warranted. MG’s are an ideal first classic car as they are relatively simple to maintain and any parts required can be sourced from the various Owners Clubs. Offered for sale without reserve, this MG BGT is a particularly handsome example.
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