Lot 054: 1965 MG B ROADSTER
Introduced in 1962, the MGB Roadster enjoyed an eighteen-year production run. With nicely balanced handling and a good turn of speed, it merited the old MG marketing slogan 'Safety Fast'. Based around a monocoque chassis featuring independent coil-sprung front suspension and a leaf-sprung 'live' rear axle, its 1798cc 'B' series four-cylinder engine was allied to four-speed manual transmission. Capable of over 100mph (especially if specified with overdrive), the provision of disc / drum brakes and rack and pinion steering greatly aided control. Today, it enjoys a very strong following and with its GT sister has spawned a dedicated support industry making it among the most practical and cost effective of all classic cars. Finished in red with black upholstery (piped in red), this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "good" condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual gearbox, electrical equipment, chassis, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / tyres. While, he rates the interior trim as "very good". Reportedly treated to a restoration during the mid 1990s, more recent work is said to have seen 'DYD 628C' fitted with an Oselli lead-free cylinder head. Riding on period correct steel wheels, this appealing MGB Roadster is offered for sale with "lots of history (including over eighteen years of old MOT certificates)", photographic restoration record and fresh MOT certificate valid until February 2009.
H&H Sales Limited, The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse
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