1971 MG B Roadster
Model: B Roadster
Registration Number: SAK 584J
Chassis Number: GHN5/236045G
Engine Number: 18V780FH686
Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 26 August 2017
Guide Price: £7000 - 8000
Road Tax Exempt
Probably the most widely recognisable of all British classics, the MG B’s appeal stretches far and wide, from first time classic car enthusiasts with limited budgets to more experienced collectors and competitors. At the time of its launch back in 1962, it was something of a phenomenon for the motoring classes of Britain; not only stylishly designed both as a GT Coupe and ‘Roadster’, the MG B was also practical and affordable, and became one of the most desirable cars on Britain’s roads. Production of the ‘B’ ended with the closure of the Abingdon plant in 1980 after a total of 513,000 motor cars had been manufactured.
This example, enhanced by its desirable chrome bumpers, manual overdrive gearbox and chrome wire wheels, was the subject of a professional, photographic restoration in the 1990s, with further works carried out in the early Noughties. We understand that this two-phase restoration was carried out to a high standard on both occasions, with the fitting of new wings and inner panels. The bodywork remains in good condition, as does the underside, and the mechanics are also described as being in good order in most departments, with no known faults. The exhaust system is stainless steel. The hood is a replacement in mohair and the tonneau cover is present, but with a small tear. The interior is possibly original and in tidy condition, with new door weatherstrips; the dashboard is fitted with a wood facia and a Moto-Lita steering wheel enhances the motor car.
In the previous ownership for twenty-three years, this Roadster is described as a ‘proper’ car and is ready to be enjoyed. The large history file supplied contains amongst others numerous invoices, twenty-four MOT test certificates and the V5C registration certificate.
Auction Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016