26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 55
 

1971 MG B Roadster

Sold for £15,750

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: GPH 902K
Chassis No: GHN5252086G
MOT: April 2024

  • Extensive restoration works completed by Maidstone Sports Cars in 2007
  • Benefits from an unleaded Ivor Seale engine and fitted with overdrive from new
  • Supplied new by Wadham Stringer Limited of Guildford
  • Accompanied by a large history file dating back to the 1990s which includes a BMIHT Heritage Certificate
  • Ready to be used and enjoyed!

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is offered with a no advisory MOT certificate until April 2024.

Introduced in 1962, the MGB Roadster enjoyed an eighteen-year production run. With nicely balanced handling and a good turn of speed, it merited the old MG marketing slogan 'Safety Fast'. Based around a monocoque chassis featuring independent coil-sprung front suspension and a leaf-sprung 'live' rear axle, its 1798cc 'B' series four-cylinder engine was allied to a four-speed manual transmission. Capable of over 100mph, the provision of front disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering greatly aided control.

Despatched new to the supplying dealer on the 30th of June 1971, ‘GPH 902K’ was supplied to its first owner via Wadham Stringer Limited of Guildford. Specified from new with overdrive, a heater, a tonneau cover, and seatbelts, the MG was provided extensive restoration works by Maidstone Sports Cars in 2007. The work completed comprised fitting of an unleaded Ivor Seale balanced engine with a new water pump and oil cooler; an overhauled gearbox and overdrive unit; repainting; new chrome wire wheels; renewed front wheel hubs and new rear hubs; electronic ignition; and further enhancements, with the invoices on file from Maidstone Sports Cars (for 2007) surpassing £7,500 alone.

The improvements have not stopped there however, with ‘GPH 902K’ benefitting from a new mohair hood in 2015 (supplied by MGOC Spares), further repainting by Sussex Coachworks also in 2015 (images on file), new door cards and fittings in 2017, and overhauled rear wheel hubs in 2019. Having now covered some 13,000 miles since the restoration works in 2007, the Roadster was recently acquired by its registered keeper from a well-known MG dealership, but due to mobility issues, is now back up for sale. Boasting a large history file, the documentation comprises a BMIHT Heritage Certificate, a vast collection of invoices dating back to the 1990s, a large selection of past MOT certificates, images of the most recent paintwork, and a current V5C document. Recently completing a 200 miles journey without issue, and said to have drove ‘very well’, the MG is ready to be used and enjoyed by a new owner!

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023


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