Styled by Pininfarina of Italy, the GT Coupé version of the MGB 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. The popularity of the MGB - both the Coupé and Roadster versions - remains undiminished, one of the major factors being the continuing availability of spare parts and expertise, making it one of the easiest of classic sports cars to run and maintain. This MGB GT benefits from extensive refurbishment carried out in 2005, which included replacement body panels, re-spray, engine rebuild, reconditioned brakes and new exhaust, alternator, oil cooler, radiator, road springs and carpets. A rolling road tune was undertaken at the same time and the car fully serviced. Only 2,950 miles have been covered since the engine rebuild and the vendor describes the vehicle as in generally good condition. A desirable manual/overdrive transmission model finished in blue with black interior, 'HWJ 677W' is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to October 2011 and Swansea V5. New wire wheels, Moto-Lita steering wheel, electric cooling fan and interior trim from a 1969 model are the only notified deviations from factory specification. Offered without reserve.
Added Lot: 1980 MGB GT, £3,000 - 5,000. No reserve.