Lot 670: MGB GT CoupÃ©
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Attractively styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the ï¿½Bï¿½ carried on MGï¿½s traditional role of providing affordable sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MGB is one of the easiest sports cars of its era to run and maintain in the 21st Century, being served by a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers.
As well as being a desirable chromed bumper model, this MGB GT also boasts the optional wire wheels and overdrive transmission, and thus is to what many would consider the ultimate specification. The car was restored in 2002 while in the possession of the immediately preceding owner, work carried out having included conversion of the engine to accept unleaded fuel, and is described by the private vendor as in very good condition. The vendor advises us that driving it has given him a great deal of pleasure, and that the car is only offered for sale because his arthritis makes ingress and egress increasingly difficult. Finished in red with black leather interior, ï¿½LJU 526Eï¿½ is offered with current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5.
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Bonhams, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£2875|
|Registration number||LJU 526E|
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