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1979 MG B Roadster
46,000 miles

Sold for £5,625

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DPL 516V
Chassis No: GHN5 482377G
MOT: June 2022

  • An older restoration in good, usable order
  • Four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, roll over hoop, Rostyle wheels
  • Inexpensive, fun, summer motoring

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.

Finished in Blue with Black upholstery, ‘DPL 516V’ is described by the vendor as being in ‘good’ (bodywork, paintwork, interior trim) or ‘very good’ (engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment) condition. An older restoration, the 46,000 miles shown to its odometer is reportedly supported by ‘a file full of old MOTs and invoices’. Understood to have covered less than 4,000 miles since 2006, the Roadster is said to be ‘a very good driver’. Riding on correct-type Rostyle wheels and sporting a rollover bar for added safety, this tempting MG is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, history file, fresh MOT certificate and spare keys.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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