Lot 264 - 1980 MG B GT
|Odometer reading||96,285 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
- From a deceased estate
- Two owners from new
- Dry stored for many years
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 on launching the 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. This new configuration was a 2+2 design with a right-angled rear bench seat and far more luggage space than in the Roadster. Relatively few components differed although the MGB GT did receive different suspension springs and anti-roll bars and a modified windscreen which was more easily and inexpensively serviceable. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the Roadster due to its increased weight. Top speed improved by 5mph to 105mph due to better aerodynamics.
This interesting MGB GT Coupé was first registered on 1st August 1980 and has had just two owners from new. The MG has not been used much in recent years and as such requires recommissioning before use. It is also believed that the clutch or clutch master cylinder will need to be replaced before use. The history file that accompanies the car includes many old MoT test certificates and various significant maintenance bills. Offered without reserve we are sure this example, once recommissioned, will be huge amounts of fun for the new owner.
Previous lotLot 263 - 1982 Daimler Sovereign (4.2 litre)
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