Wed, 10th Jun 2009 13:15

The Pavilion Gardens

 
  Lot 30
 

1965 MG B Roadster

Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000


Lot details
Registration No: KBF146C
Chassis No: GHN3L19390
Mot Expiry: May 2010

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. Today, it enjoys a very strong following and with its GT sister has spawned a dedicated support industry making it among the most practical and cost effective of all classic cars.

Finished in green with black leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Reportedly the subject of a very extensive restoration during 1990 which included a bare metal repaint, `KBF 146C' is further understood to still boast "immaculate chromework" as well as "unmarked seats and carpets". Riding on wire wheels, this striking MG B Roadster is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until June 2010.
 

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