Lot 135 - 1968 MGB Roadster
|Odometer reading||3,279 miles|
|Result||Sold - £17,360|
- Supplied by University Motors
- Full nut and bolt restored example
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. 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. The performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction aided by the relatively light weight of the car.
Beautifully presented in Mineral Blue with as new black trim, this special MGB roadster has been subject to a full nut and bolt restoration and as such presents as one of the best we have seen. The supplied Heritage Certificate confirms this is a home market supplied example in its factory colours supplied by University Motors Limited and specified with wire wheels, a heater, Dunlop radial tyres, ashtray and folding hood. Dispatched 18th September 1968, commission number G23N/010599-F. The restoration was commissioned by a longstanding MG Owner’s Club member who used the club to source all necessary parts and specialists. The engine was fully rebuilt alongside the gearbox and overdrive by Carlow engineering in 2008 before being fully balanced, this was the culmination of a restoration that began in 1994 when a new bodyshell was sourced and purchased from Moss. All receipts and bills from the restoration are in two folders, these show the significant expense and time taken to restore this fabulous British sports car to better than new and upon inspection we do not believe it would fail to impress any potential buyer.
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