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Lot 105: MG B Roadster

Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (16 July 2012)

The MGB could not have been more different that the MGA. Although not as startling as the MGA had been to pre-war MG Midget enthusiasts, the B was a new breed of motor car. With its unitary construction, timeless styling and bullet proof mechanics, the MGB would provide the basis of the MG range for the next two decades. The single most important change to the MGB was the adoption of American specified ride height and impact bumpers across the board in 1974. This major change splits the MGB into two distinct categories, with each model appealing to different buyers. The traditionalists will plump for the chrome bumper model, while the newer model appeals to the younger buyer, who may not have been born when the chrome bumper car was available new. Offered here is a 1978 example of the composite bumper car, which has benefited from upgrades, including wood veneer dashboard, Minilite style road wheels, leather seat covers, MGOC Parabolic rear springs and Gaz shock absorbers and a new fuel tank. The car has also benefited from a full service and new battery. Finished in BRG with leather interior, the car was once exported to Guernsey and brought back to the UK in 2005. It is offered with an MoT through to June 2013.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number105
Estimate£2750-£3500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1978
Condition rating
Registration numberBBJ 760S
Mileage-
Chassis numberGHN546495G
Engine number16V847H021433
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2