Lot 271 - 1978 MG B Roadster
|Odometer reading||98,486 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,760|
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Attractively styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the 'B' carried on MG's traditional role of providing affordable, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, though with a heavier, unitary construction bodyshell. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1,622 to 1,798cc, while the MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years apart from the adoption of a more robust five-main-bearing engine in 1965 (fitted from the start of GT production that autumn) a minor facelift for 1970 and the adoption of plastic bumpers (to comply with US legislation) for 1975, the 'B' enjoyed an 18 year production life and sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MGB is one of the easiest sports cars of its era to run and maintain in the 21st Century, being served by a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers.
Originally registered on 1st September 1978, this MGB is finished in Blaze with a black interior. Having had only two owners from new, this Roadster has covered a little over 2,000 miles per year throughout its 45 years on British roads. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a large history file, this MGB is a great way into classic car motoring for a modest outlay. Maintenance on these cars is relatively simple and the marque is very well supported by the Owners’ Club. A pretty British sports car which never loses appeal.
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