Lot 170 - 1964 MG B Roadster

Lot 170 - 1964 MG B Roadster

Lot 170 - 1964 MG B Roadster

Lot Number 170
Registration HLD 110C
Chassis Number GHN361785
Engine Number 18GB-U-H15230 
Odometer reading 1,968 miles
Result Sold - £11,886

The MGB is a staple of everyday life. After launch in 1962, it went on to become one of Britain’s best-selling and most loved sports cars, bringing stylish design, an exciting drive and everyday usability to thousands of drivers who were glad to switch from sensible saloons. Due to their popularity and reliability, the club support is excellent with many are still on the road especially as their fixed head cousins still very affordable. ‘Safety Fast’ was the slogan which summed up this well-balanced sports car, especially with front disc brakes as standard.

This clean example has been restored but, thankfully, still carries some patina both externally and internally, indeed the interior has been beautifully prepared with the red leather seating and contrasting green piping matching well with the exterior paintwork and black double-duck soft top. The painted wire-wheels are in good condition as are indeed the tyres that surround them including the two-eared spinners that keep everything on. In 2016, this car was sent to Surrey Sports & Classics Limited, MG specialists, where it underwent a thorough restoration costing in excess of £18,000 with invoices to show. (The bonnet seems to have been in a hailstorm although, I’m informed, mobile ‘paint-less dent repair services’ exist. This will be attempted to rectify prior to the sale). The engine looks great and is reported to run well and. With a new 12-month MoT test certificate, this is to be offered here without reserve.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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