Lot 247 - 1970 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||91,020 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,490|
- Manual overdrive gearbox
- Five freshly restored wire wheel and new tyres
- New hood and frame
The MGB is a classic British sports car manufactured in numbers to cater for the insatiable appetite for open top motoring in the 1960s and 1970s. Built with rugged mechanics and powered by the un-burstable, all-iron BMC B-Series, 1800cc engine, the MGB was of lightweight monocoque construction and incorporated crumple zones designed to protect the occupants.
This example offered today was discovered having been dry stored for some years and covered in dust. On re-commissioning, a little gem was found, its Tartan red coachwork presenting well throughout. Of particular note are the excellent panel gaps, a sign that the monocoque structure is in good order. The wire wheels, including the spare, have been shot blasted, painted and fitted with new tyres. A recent Moss hood and frame have been fitted whilst a recent service means that this MGB may be enjoyed immediately. Also included are a history file that includes its UK V5 registration document, old MoT test certificates recorded back to 1991 and a current MoT test certificate with no advisories. There is also a record that the engine was replaced with a Gold Seal unit in December 1990. We are informed that this ever popular MGB performs well, having excellent road manners, good performance and a correctly functioning manual, overdrive gearbox. MGs are well supported by several specialists resulting in a motor car that is, not only straight forward to maintain but fun to drive also.
Previous lotLot 246 - 2006 Mini Cooper S Works GP
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