Lot details Registration No: LVT379P Chassis No: GHN5-367949G Mot Expiry: May 2007
Some twenty-seven years after it ceased production, the MGB remains as popular as ever. One of Britain's best loved sportscars, the model's handsome styling, spirited performance and balanced handling have won it a veritable army of fans. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a 'live' rear axle, disc / drum brakes and rack and pinion steering, it relied (in both 'Roadster' and 'GT' guises) on a 1798cc four-cylinder engine allied to four-speed manual transmission. Tough, dependable and easy to maintain, the MGB remains in many ways the ideal classic.
Finished in red with black cloth / vinyl upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "as new" condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, chassis, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / tyres. Beginning life as a 'rubber bumper' roadster, 'LVT 379P' is said to have undergone extensive restoration work between 1992 and 1994 that not only saw it fitted with a replacement Heritage 'chrome bumper' bodyshell but also benefit from a thorough overhaul of its running gear and ancillaries (which were reconditioned or replaced as necessary). Riding on Rostyle wheels, this appealingly reconfigured MGB is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until May 10th 2007 and road tax valid until August 31st 2007.