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 and desirable overdrive transmission and a stainless steel exhaust system. In the current vendor's possession since 2001, it has been well maintained and is described as in generally good condition, running well, having been kept in dry storage for the last five years. Finished in green with black interior, 'LAR 485L' benefits from a recent new clutch, new batteries and a new convertible hood. Tax exempt, the car is offered with current MoT certificate and Swansea V5 registration document.
This vehicle comes with a current Road Fund Licence, the original steering wheel and the original rockerbox cover.