1973 MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-330102G Engine no. 18V582FH21609
Lot 583
1973 MGB GT Coupé Chassis no. GHD5-330102G Engine no. 18V582FH21609
Sold for £3,680 (US$ 6,185) inc. premium
Lot Details
1973 MGB GT Coupé
Registration no. PNJ 460M
Chassis no. GHD5-330102G
Engine no. 18V582FH21609


  • 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, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast.
    The popularity of factory hardtops for its MGA predecessor and the success of the Coupé variant influenced the decision to produce a closed version of the MGB that would provide the increased practicality and refinement being demanded by the maturing sportscar market. Styled by Pininfarina of Italy, the MGB GT Coupé 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.
    Previously belonging to Bonhams' own Richard Hudson-Evans, this MGB GT has covered a little over 65,000 miles from new and while in the enthusiast vendor's hands has participated in the Tour Britannia and been used for family trips. A desirable chromed bumper model, 'PNJ 460M' sits on wire wheels and benefits from the provision of an overdrive, which has proved trouble free since installation in 2006. A well cared for example, 'on the button' and ready to enjoy, the car is offered with expired MoT certificates (dating back to 2006), Swansea V5 registration document and MoT to June 2103.
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