1968 MGB Sports,
Lot 373
1968 MGB Roadster Chassis no. GHN/1571736 Engine no. 18V582FH34
Sold for £3,450 (US$ 5,792) inc. premium
Lot Details
1968 MGB Roadster
Registration no. NAM 98G
Chassis no. GHN/1571736
Engine no. 18V582FH34

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. 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 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 which just bested the magic 'ton'. The MGB's popularity remains undiminished today, 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.
    This MGB roadster was purchased by the current (lady) owner in 1999 and restored last year. The history file contains many receipts for parts purchased from specialist supplier Moss Europe Ltd, though there are none for work carried out. Parts purchased include new wings, a new crankshaft and new main/big-end bearings, etc. Finished in red with black leather interior, the car is offered with expired and current MoT certificates.
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