1978 MG B GT
Model: B GT
Registration Number: EAE 509W
Chassis Number: GHDS480374G
Engine Number: 18V847MD28609
Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 22 May 2017
Guide Price: £3000 - 4000
Launched at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1965, the MGB GT complemented the MGB Roadster launched two years previously, and became a popular choice for those wanting a reasonably priced sports car with an added degree of practicality. Despite being obviously heavier than the Roadster, a well-thought Pininfarina design and thus improved aerodynamics meant that a top speed of over 100mph was achievable in the right conditions.
This project B GT with manual overdrive gearbox, has been in the current ownership for five years. The motor car does require improvements, but having said that, the MG does have a current MOT test certificate until May 2017, so could easily be a ‘rolling’ restoration. A new battery and alternator have been fitted recently, although the owner informs us that the overdrive has an intermittent fault. The low mileage of 46000 is believed to be correct.
With too many projects, the vendor has reluctantly decided to let this one go and includes in the sale a V5C registration certificate, sundry paperwork and MOT test certificates.
Auction Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016