1965 MG BGT,
Lot 276
Only 22,000 miles and two owners from new,1965 MGB Roadster Chassis no. GHN5-4840 Engine no. 18GB RUH 7513
£12,000 - 16,000
US$ 20,000 - 27,000
Lot Details
Only 22,000 miles and two owners from new
1965 MGB Roadster
Registration no. EWW 670C
Chassis no. GHN5-4840
Engine no. 18GB RUH 7513


  • Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Attractively styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the 'B' carried on MG's traditional role of providing affordable, open-top, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, though with unitary construction bodyshell instead of its forebear's separate chassis. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight, the existing B-Series four-cylinder engine was stretched to 1,798cc while the MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the 95bhp available to achieve a top speed that just bested the magic 'ton'. The popularity of the MGB - both the Coupé and Roadster versions - remains undiminished today, one of the major factors being the continuing availability of spare parts and expertise. Served by a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers, the 'B' one of the easiest of classic sports cars to run and maintain in the 21st Century.
    As well as being a desirable chromed bumper model, this two-owner car also boasts the optional heater, wire wheels and overdrive transmission, and thus is to what many would consider the ultimate specification. A most wonderful, original, early example with pull door handles, 'EWW 670C' features an alloy bonnet, correct 3-bearing engine and the 'non-syncro 1st' gearbox. A total of only 22,000 miles is displayed on the odometer, with full documentation to prove, and in addition the car comes with its old-style green logbook and a substantial file detailing a full, 'body off' restoration, undertaken in the 1990s, which included a mechanical overhaul and a re-spray. The replacement set of five chromed wire wheels has been fitted with new tyres, but it is the original interior's most wonderful patina that catches one's attention. Finished in Old English White with red leather upholstery, the car comes complete with tonneau cover, pack-away hood, Heritage Certificate, MoT to October 2010 and Swansea V5.

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