The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA.
Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating
was added in 1965. The MGB was a relatively modern design at the
time of its introduction, utilising a monocoque structure instead
of the traditional 'body-on-frame' construction used on both the
MGA and T-Types. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs
while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were
standard and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of
legroom. The MGB's performance was considered brisk at the time of
its introduction with a 0-60mph time of just over 11 seconds aided
by the relatively light weight of the car.
This MGB started life as a police car for the Surrey force and
has subsequently undergone a £30,000 restoration; as one would
expect, it is in great condition. It boasts specially optioned BL
tuning wheels, an oil temperature gauge and, to aid high speed
motoring, an overdrive is fitted. A warmed over engine with
many upgrades, including a stainless steel exhaust, adds extra
performance. A huge history file is supplied with a Heritage
Certificate and National Archives Certificate as well as an MoT
test certificate valid until July 2017; a spare set of Rostyle
wheels also comes with the car. Finished in the desirable Teal Blue
with an ochre interior, this fine ex-police force car will make a
interesting addition to any collection.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170