Outstandingly successful despite, or perhaps because of, its relative simplicity, the perennially popular MGB remained in production for 18 years while rivals came and went. Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, 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 four-cylinder B-Series 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 which just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years, the MGB had enjoyed sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars by the time production ceased in 1980.
As well as being a desirable chromed bumper model, this particular 'B' roadster also boasts the optional overdrive transmission. The car has been in the same family's ownership for the last 14 years, being used in the summertime for shows and classic vehicle rallies. Professionally serviced annually, 'MNH 73K' benefits from professional under-sealing (2006) and last year was fitted with a new radiator and batteries. The car is finished in red with black vinyl interior and is offered with sundry bills, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document. The sensible adoption of electronic ignition is the only notified deviation from factory specification.