Lot 7 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Registration No: GWB592N
Chassis No: GHN5357141G
Mot Expiry: Oct 2020
- The subject of an older restoration circa twelve years ago
- Said to be `a good usable car that drives very well with very smooth overdrive'
- Notably late MK3 Roadster prior to the introduction of the 'rubber bumper' cars
The subject of an older restoration circa twelve years ago, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in `very good overall' condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment and interior trim. An original `chrome bumper' Roadster, `GWB 592N' is said to be `a good usable car that drives very well with very smooth overdrive'. Showing a highly credible 61,900 miles to its odometer and expected to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale, this appealing MG B also comes with a wood-rim steering wheel, hood cover and various invoices.
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 four-speed manual transmission. Capable of over 100mph (especially if specified with overdrive), the provision of disc / drum brakes and rack and pinion steering greatly aided control. Arriving for the 1970 model year, the MK3 version sported a recessed `black hole' grille, vinyl upholstery and Rostyle wheels.