Lot 52 (The Pavilion Gardens, 13th April 2005)
Sold for £4,050
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: VNU742N
Chassis No: GHD5343775G
Mot Expiry: June 2005
The MGA replacing MGB employed a lower and wider steel monocoque bodyshell rather than a separate chassis and body, and a larger 1798cc four-cylinder engine in place of the A's 1622cc motor. From 1969, a revised B came to market with different radiator grille, more driver-friendly all-synchromesh gearbox with auto option and either wires or easier to clean Rostyle steel wheels.
Offered here is a 1974-manufactured MGB GT, a right-hand drive three-door, which is claimed by the vendor to be a very good example of a chrome-bumper GT with good history file containing paperwork and photos.
In Harvest Gold with black cloth interior and model-correct wheels, paintwork and interior are said to be in very good condition as is the fixed head coupe bodywork. The 1.8-litre four-cylinder motor is also reportedly in very good order as are four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive and electrical equipment. The 23,760 mileage displayed when entered is believed to be the genuine total for the car from new. A B GT, like this, is not only highly affordable, but is a completely practical proposition to own and, more importantly, to use and enjoy on an everyday basis too.