Lot 270 - 1972 MGB GT Mk. II

Lot 270 - 1972 MGB GT Mk. II

Lot 270 - 1972 MGB GT Mk. II

Lot Number 270
Registration LPF 460K
Chassis Number GHD5281918G
Engine Number 18V583FH391
Odometer reading 74,276 miles
Result Sold - £4,480

The MGB was a revelation to the British sports car industry moving away, as it did from body-on-frame models to a more modern monocoque system of construction. This resulted in welcome weight savings, reduced manufacturing costs and far better handling. The sporting coupé, designed by Pininfarina, was only offered in GT form after its sister ‘roadster’ variant launched 1962. Originally powered by a three-bearing crank engine, this was swiftly replaced by a five-bearing unit some two years into production. Swift performance figures, a sporting pedigree and refined styling lines. The interior was very roomy in fact with space allegedly for four and a large rear compartment, with if the rear seats were folded down, allowed for a very roomy luggage platform. The options list was equally interesting with a heater costing £14, overdrive at £60 and seatbelts at £3 each!

Owned for the last 10 years by one man, an early full engine-out restoration took place under his guidance. The new red coachwork has clearly been very well restored and, at the same time, the engine and automatic gearbox was stripped down and rebuilt. The dashboard has been replaced with an upgraded burr-walnut unit which sets of the lustrous paintwork well. A Webasto sunshine roof has been fitted alongside a modern Blaupunkt stereo, both items combine to create a fun driving atmosphere…

Interested parties should note that in March 2007 this car was subject to a category D insurance loss.

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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