Lot 107 - 1975 MG B GT Jubilee Model
|Odometer reading||64,303 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,396|
Conceived in the late 1950’s and launched in 1962, the MGB would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. The B carried on MG’s traditional role of providing affordable sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The popularity of factory hardtops for its MGA predecessor and the success of the Coupé variant influenced the decision to produce a closed version of the MGB that would provide the increased practicality and refinement which was being demanded by the maturing sports car market. Styled by Pininfarina, the MGB GT coupé arrived in 1965 to be greeted by universal acclaim. The adoption of a stylish fastback bodyshell enabled the provision of two occasional rear seats which, when folded flat, created a generous load platform accessible by the rear tailgate. The more robust five-bearing B-series engine was fitted to the GT right from the start and when Abingdon finished production, over 125,000 MGB GT’s had been built. The MGB’s popularity remains undiminished, one of the major factors being the continuing availability of spare parts and expertise, making it one of the easiest classic cars to run and maintain.
Originally registered on 1st August 1975, this Jubilee Model MGB has only had three former keepers from new. After a period in storage the car has recently been recommissioned and mechanically starts on the button and we are advised she drives well. The green paintwork will require refreshing and the wheels are also in need of refurbishment. However these limited edition MGB’s are well worth the time and effort. Of the 751 examples manufactured, one was destroyed in an advertising stunt that went wrong and it is thought about half of them remain. Complemented by V8 wheels and supported well by the various car clubs, this MGB GT is offered for sale without reserve.
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