1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3-24712 Engine no. 18G-UH24753

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Lot 305
1964 MGB Roadster
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. GHN3-24712 Engine no. 18G-UH24753

Sold for £ 8,970 (US$ 11,331) inc. premium
1964 MGB Roadster
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. GHN3-24712
Engine no. 18G-UH24753

Footnotes

  • 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. The MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, though with heavier, unitary construction bodyshell. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1,622 to 1,798cc, while the MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years apart from the adoption of a more robust five-main-bearing engine in 1965 (fitted from the start of GT production that autumn) a minor facelift for 1970 and the adoption of plastic bumpers (to comply with US legislation) for 1975, the 'B' enjoyed an 18-year production life and sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars. Its popularity remaining undiminished today, the classic MGB is one of the easiest sports cars of its era to run and maintain in the 21st Century, being served by a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers.
    We are advised that this MGB roadster was previously owned by Mr Eugene O'Keeffe of Dulwich, South London, who acquired it in September 1988. Purchased by the current vendor in October 1993, the car has been regularly maintained by Sargeants of Goudhurst (see bills on file). The odometer reading stood at 12,439 miles when the car was MoT'd in January of this year, and we are advised that this is possibly the total covered from new. Finished in green with black leather interior, the car is offered with MoT to January 2011, old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents and a quantity of old MoT certificates and tax discs dating back to 1998.
1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3-24712 Engine no. 18G-UH24753
1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3-24712 Engine no. 18G-UH24753
1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3-24712 Engine no. 18G-UH24753
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