26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 5
 

1979 MG B Roadster

Sold for £5,625

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DPL 516V
Chassis No: GHN5482377G
MOT: July 2024

  • An older restoration that still presents well
  • 46,500 recorded and credible miles
  • Offered with a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates back to 1992

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. However, the biggest visual change in the car’s history occurred when steel reinforced rubber bumpers replaced the chrome ones and the ride height was raised by one inch. By the time Roadster production ceased in October 1980, a total of 399,070 are said to have been produced.

Finished in Pageant Blue with Black upholstery, ‘DPL 516V’ is understood to be an older restoration, the 46,000 miles shown to its odometer is reportedly supported by the history file. Riding on correct-type Rostyle wheels, this tempting MG is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, collection invoices back to the 90’s plus old MOT certificates and tax discs and a fresh MOT certificate.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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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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