Lot 147 - 1972 MG B GT
|Odometer reading||94,877 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,622|
- Fitted with a big valve cylinder head
- Recent extensive restoration
- Many desirable upgrades
The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965 with production continuing until October 1980. The MGB GT sported a ground-breaking design by Pininfarina with the launch of its 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. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the roadster due to its increased weight although top speed was improved by 5mph to 105mph due to better aerodynamics.
This example has been subject to an extensive restoration over the past fourteen years. Presented in very good condition the paintwork, interior, and engine bay are all in wonderful order. Benefitting from various desirable upgrades the MG is fitted with a big valve cylinder head and a rare aluminium bonnet and has been subject to an extensive engine rebuild including new piston rings and crankshaft bearings as well as a thorough brake overhaul. The suspension system and wire wheels have also been renewed and a stainless-steel exhaust system, new clutch, and new starter motor were also fitted at this time. The vendor reports that the MG runs and drives very well indeed and sounds superb when on song. Having had just five owners from new the MGB is offered with many invoices and photographs detailing the restoration, previous MoT test certificates, and the current UK registration document. Offered at no reserve we are sure this wonderful example will be huge amounts of fun for its new custodian.
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