26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 37
 

1972 MG B Roadster


Lot details

Registration No: UEW 647L
Chassis No: GHN5292830G
MOT: June 2024

  • Comprehensively restored in the 1990s
  • Minimal mileage since the completion of the restoration
  • A home-market example, presented in an ever popular colour combination

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 1972, the MGB offered was supplied new to the United Kingdom, being first registered on the 11th of January that year. Understood to have been restored cosmetically and mechanically in the 1990s, the MG has covered approximately 8,000 miles across the last 18 years. Finished in Flame Red with a complementary Black cloth interior upholstery with Red piping, a Black mohair hood, with a zip-out rear window, from Don Trimming Company Ltd. is fitted, with a Black full-length tonneau cover accompanying too. The interior features a Moto-Lite steering wheel and a period-looking Bluetooth/USB head unit fitted.

There aren’t any documents with the car from the time of the restoration work, however, there is a list that states that there were overhauls of the engine (with an 'unleaded' head fitted), with the addition of cooling Kenlowe cooling fans for the radiator, gearbox, differential, overdrive and suspension, a Mohair soft-top with a zip-out rear window, Waxoyl treatment and braided brake hoses. The vendor has described the overdrive as only working intermittently and the radio speakers need connecting. The subject of a recent service and a new MOT, the vendor has described the condition of the car in terms of the bodywork and paint, engine, electrics and transmission as 'good' and the interior trim as 'very good'. In addition to a current V5C, there is a small collection of invoices accompanying the car, including some from MGB Hive, along with an MGB Register Certificate on file.

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

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

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

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