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Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 40

1974 MG B Roadster

Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000

Lot details

Registration No: HLD 68N
Chassis No: GHN5 348334 G
MOT: Exempt

  • Same owner for the last forty years and warranted c.50,500 miles from new
  • Goldseal high compression engine and Ziebart treated from new
  • Never restored and retaining much of its original factory paint
  • Hood, tonneau cover and hood cover are all present as are the original tools

Introduced in the May of 1962, the monocoque MG B was a welcome progression from the body-on-frame T-Series and MG A models that preceded it. The MkII model of 1967 brought an updated manual gearbox with revised ratios and synchromesh on all gears, as well as the option of a Borg Warner automatic unit. Other changes included a revised rear axle and a switch from dynamos to alternators. In 1969, Rostyle wheels replaced the previous pressed steel version for standard fit. With the MkIII derivative of 1972 came a new fascia and improved heater.

This is an exceptional 'survivor car' having had the same owner for the last 40 years. Never restored, we are informed the mileage is a genuine c.50,500 from new and apart from minor touch-ups over the years the car retains much of its original factory Bracken paint and is said to remain in very good overall condition. Fitted with an original specification Gold Seal high compression engine it was Ziebart treated from new and has been garaged all its life in the south of England. At some point the seats were replaced with brown leather clad items as these were more comfortable. The interior has a lovely patina to it, and still has its original radio. The carpets are also original but could really do with replacing. The hood, tonneau cover and hood cover are all present as are the original tools. One of the last Cowley Chrome Bumper B's.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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