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Lot 030: MG B GT

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

MG announced the replacement for the highly successful MGA in 1962 in the form of the MGB Roadster. It was not until 1965 that the more practical and many would say prettier GT coupe version appeared. Styled by Pininfarina, it had a taller windscreen to give sufficient headroom and even came with two small seats in the rear, making it an attractive and effective 2+2. Over the production life of the MGB, nearly 524,000 were produced making it one of the most successful sports cars ever made. This 1967 example retains the nice early details and was restored in the mid '90s. The vendor has only covered some 7,000 miles in his 16 years of ownership and has kept the car in a dry garage and serviced it regularly. Shortly after acquiring the vehicle he was able to retrieve the original number for the car and informs us that it has a stainless steel exhaust, inertia reel seatbelts, a cut-out switch, electronic ignition and is fitted with the all-important over-drive. The file is complete with the old log book, 16 past MOTs, a hand book and further technical books, plus a sheaf of invoices and photographs detailing the restoration work. The vendor confirms that he will obtain a fresh MOT by the time of sale. Early GTs are rather thin on the ground these days and are becoming more and more sought after. Whilst retaining all of the advantages associated with the later models in terms of parts availability and usability, they offer a more elegant package and there is still plenty of time to enjoy this year's 50th Birthday celebrations of the MGB.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number030
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4300
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1967
Condition rating
Registration numberONY 900F
Mileage-
Chassis numberGHD3 130243
Engine number18GBUH 82958
Engine capacity (cc)1798
Engine - cylindersBlue
Number of doors