24th Apr, 2024 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 10
 

1975 MG B Roadster

Sold for £7,875

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: MAB 769P
Chassis No: GHN5361631G
MOT: Exempt

  • Desirable overdrive example
  • Accompanied by full weather equipment including rare hard-top!
  • Minilite style alloy wheels
  • Offered with a history file

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.

Manufactured new in 1975, this MG B was supplied new to the United Kingdom being first registered on the 1st of August that year. Finished in Blue paintwork with Black cloth interior upholstery and is accompanied by full weather equipment comprising full tonneau, hood tonneau cover, and hood, all trimmed in Black, as well as a body colour hard-top, albeit needs repainting. A desirable overdrive example that has been subject to a self-evident previous restoration, the MGB now presents with Minilite style alloy wheels painted in Dark Grey and shod with Pirelli P3000 tyres all round, and also features a chrome luggage rack and K&N air filters.

Converted from rubber bumpers to chrome bumper specification in 2011, the parts included uprated and lower front springs and rear lowering kit, as well as the chrome bumpers, with the parts and fitment cost totalling some £1,700. Offered with a history file that includes a collection of invoices dating back to the 1980s, a large selection of MOT tests back to the early 1990s, a Haynes manual and spare parts catalogue, and current V5C document, as well as two sets of keys. Benefitting from a new battery in August last year, the Roadster started readily and both ran and drove well during our recent photography session, and is due to be driven some 40 miles to the sale.

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

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 24th Apr, 2024

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.Venue Details

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