Lot 130 - 1968 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||32,724 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
- Lefthand drive
- Engine was rebuilt and bored out to 1950cc
- Overdrive on 3rd and 4th gears
The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA and was introduced as a four-cylinder roadster with a coupé added in 1965. It was a relatively modern design at the time of its introduction, utilising a monocoque structure instead of the traditional 'body-on-frame' construction used on both the MGA and MG T-types. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Manual windows were standard and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. The MGB's performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction with a 0-60mph time of just over 11 seconds; this was aided by the relatively light weight of the car. Handling was one of MGB's strong points. The three-bearing 1798cc, B-Series engine produced 95bhp at 5,400rpm with the engine upgraded in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft in an effort to improve reliability.
This lefthand drive 1968 MGB Roadster with overdrive was imported from the USA in the year 2000 by the family who purchased it to use there and then to use it in the UK and in Europe. Before arriving in the UK, the car had some restoration work carried out, the engine was bored out to 1950cc, tuned and rebuilt by engine tuning specialists Superior Automotive Engineering of Placentia, California. It is sitting on 14" wire wheels shod with 185/70R14 Arrowspeed T100 tyres and secured by three eared racing spinners. Finished in pale Primrose Yellow with black hood and black leather interior, this MGB has been in storage since 2008 and has only recently been brought out and returned to the road. The car is supplied with a history file with details of the work carried out. This is an opportunity to purchase a car that was fully sorted and is waiting for a new owner to return it to its former glory.
Interested parties should note that the V5 registration document for this vehicle has been lost, a new V5 will be applied for in the new owners name and address at the vendors expense.
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