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Lot 092: MG B Roadster

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

Launched in 1962 to replace the MGA which had done wonders for the reputation of the marque and sold in previously unheard-of numbers, the MGB was also an immediate success. Powered by an enlarged 1,798cc version of the BMC 'B' series engine with pushrod operated overhead-valves, it developed a useful 94bhp, could hit 100mph with ease and produced bags of torque at very low revs. It was to be the first monocoque design from MG, making the car both lighter and stronger than the MGA that it replaced as well as providing a competitive advantage over the competition. 3 shorter than the outgoing model it was able to give far greater internal space, increased luggage capacity and provided really comfortable accommodation for two. It even had wind up windows! This early Roadster was first registered in February 1963 and was purchased by the vendor from a friend who emigrated to New Zealand in 2006. An older restoration, the vendor advises us that it is structurally sound underneath and has been fitted with an alternator, a recent battery and an unleaded head. It also comes with a brand new mohair tonneau cover which has yet to be fitted, the fixings being supplied as part of the kit. A new clutch was fitted last year and a new rear bumper in 2011, the vendor advising us that apart from the fuel gauge and the rev counter, everything works as it should. Loss of storage space and a growing family have forced the vendor to realise that it is now time for the car to have a new owner. With just four former keepers, this early 'pull-handle' MGB is MOTd until July 2014, taxed until July 2014 and is in sound order and ready for action.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
Lot Number092
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5800
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating2
Registration numberAEW 820A
Chassis numberGHN 33824
Engine number18GGRWEH 5093
Engine capacity (cc)1798
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2