Lot 653: 1979 MGB GT Coupé
The popularity of factory hardtops for the MGA, and the success of the Coupe variant, influenced the decision to produce a closed version of the MGB that would provide the increased practicality and refinement being demanded by the maturing sportscar market. Styled by Pininfarina, the MGB GT arrived in 1965 to be greeted by universal acclaim. The adoption of a stylish fastback bodyshell enabled the provision of two occasional rear seats which, when folded flat, created a generous load platform accessible via the rear tailgate. The more robust five-bearing B-Series engine was fitted to the GT right from the start, and when the Abingdon production lines finally stopped rolling, over 125,000 MGB GTs had been built.
First registered in January 1979 this one-owner MGB GT comes with a list of work carried out including an engine change under warranty in 1980 at 9,753 miles, body restoration (November/December 1992), upholstery re-trim (October 1998) and body/paintwork freshening (September 1999). All service bills and records from new come with the car, as well as a photographic record of restoration work. Finished in Brooklyn Green, ‘OCG 921T’ has the desirable manual/overdrive transmission, stainless-steel exhaust system, CD stereo system and alarm, and is offered with road fund licence to December 2005, MoT to January 2006 and Swansea V5.
Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars|
Bonhams, Goodwood Festival Of Speed, Chichester
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£2415|
|Registration number||OCG 921T|
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