Lot 226 - 1965 MG B Roadster

Lot 226 - 1965 MG B Roadster

Lot 226 - 1965 MG B Roadster

Lot Number 226
Registration FNP 766C
Chassis Number GHN355363
Engine Number 18GBUH7912
Odometer reading 72,706 miles
Estimate £10,000 - £14,000
Result Sold - £9,744
  • Early pull handle model
  • Original five bearing crank engine
  • Full history file

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. To compensate for increased weight, the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1622 to 1798cc, 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 1965 MGB Roadster is a sought-after pull-handle model but is one of the rare cross-over cars fitted with a five-bearing crank 1800cc engine. With four previous owners the car was repainted at the end of 2017. Finished in Old English White with black interior, this Roadster has covered 72,700 miles from new and is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2020, a full history file and the handbook along with the service book. Described by the owner to be in good all-round condition just requiring some work on the interior to bring back the cosmetic good looks of this car.

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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