Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 13

1973 MG B Roadster

Sold for £10,688

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: PRX 701M
Chassis No: GHN5317431G
MOT: Exempt

  • Home-market example with overdrive and painted wire-wheels
  • In previous ownership for thirty-six years (1984 to 2021)
  • Offered with a history file and weather equipment
  • Subject to much improvement while in current ownership
  • Due to be driven some 100 miles to the sale

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.

This home-market MG B Roadster was first registered in the United Kingdom on the 7th of August 1973, having been manufactured that year. Presented in the attractive colour combination of Teal Blue with but Grey reclining seats with Blue piping and walnut dash, ‘PRX 701M’ is accompanied by a soft-top, hood cover and full tonneau cover all trimmed in Black and sports painted wire-wheels. Fitted with the aforementioned 1798cc straight-four engine mated to the four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, the MG was retained in the previous ownership for thirty-six years (between 1984 and 2021).

Benefitting from much improvement while in the current ownership, the MG has received servicing; replacement boot carpet; new points, condenser, distributor cap, and water pump; overhaul of the carburettors; fitment of Halogen headlights and a new windscreen. Offered with a history file which includes an owner's handbook, a large selection of service and parts of invoices, previous MOT certificates back to 2000, the purchase invoice from the previous owner in 1984, and a current V5C document.

PLEASE NOTE: The heater only blows cold air and the period radio is not connected.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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