Lot 300
 

1977 MGB GT
No Reserve

Sold for £4,275

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: TKP 299R
Chassis No: GHD5433255G
MOT: August 2024

  • First registered in July 1977
  • Fitted with a full-length sunroof
  • In current ownership since 2013
  • Converted to chrome bumpers at considerable expense
  • Kept well-maintained

The MGB was only available in Roadster form initially - the Pininfarina-penned hatchback GT derivative with 2+2 seating not being offered until October 1965. Suspension was by wishbones and coil springs at the front, and a live axle mounted on leaf springs at the rear. Damping was by lever arm units all round. Braking was by discs at the front and drums at the rear. At launch, the model was powered by a three-bearing version of the 1798cc B-Series engine that produced 95bhp. However, this unit was quickly replaced by a five-bearing one. 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 facia and improved heater. However, the biggest visual change in the car's history occurred two years later when steel reinforced plastic bumpers replaced the chrome ones and the ride height was raised by one inch. By the time GT production ceased in 1980, a total of 125,282 are said to have been produced.

This MGB GT was first delivered on the 18th of July 1977 and boasts a Dark Green exterior complemented by a Black leatherette interior, creating a striking visual impression that exudes elegance. One of the standout features of this MGB GT is its full burr walnut dashboard, which adds a touch of sophistication to the car's interior. Furthermore, the vehicle is equipped with a full-length sunroof, allowing passengers to enjoy the open sky and fresh air during their drives. The car has been in the current owner's possession since 2013, and during their custodianship, substantial investments were made to enhance its overall appeal and performance.

The owner has meticulously documented these investments, with over £2,300 spent on parts, as evidenced by a comprehensive folder of invoices. Additionally, a substantial £12,000 was invested in labour to convert the MGB from its less desirable rubber bumpers to the classic and sought-after chrome ones. This extensive work aimed to not only improve the aesthetics of the car but also enhance its mechanical and cosmetic condition. For those concerned about the car's roadworthiness, a collection of MOT certificates spanning the last two decades provides a reassuring record of its regular safety inspections. The most recent MOT, valid until August 2024, underscores the vehicle's ongoing commitment to meeting the necessary roadworthiness standards. In conclusion, this MGB GT is a true classic, delivered in 1977, and lovingly maintained and improved upon by its current owner since 2013. Its stunning dark green exterior, luxurious interior, burr walnut dashboard, sunroof, and recent bumper conversion make it a standout among its peers. With a robust maintenance history and a valid MOT certificate, this MGB GT offers not only a glimpse into automotive history but also a thrilling driving experience for the discerning enthusiast.

For more information, please contact:
Julian Pinkster
julian.pinkster@handh.co.uk
07889 223 904

 

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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