1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366

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Lot 203
1965 MGB Competition Roadster
Registration no. DNX 563C Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 24,020) inc. premium
1965 MGB Competition Roadster
Registration no. DNX 563C
Chassis no. G/HN3-56897
Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366

Footnotes

  • An early 'pull handle' model, but fitted with the stronger five-main-bearing engine rather than the original three-bearing type, this MGB roadster was purchased by the current vendor in 1991 and prepared for historic rallying. The car won the Safety Devices National Championship in 1995 and then, in 1998, was treated to a second full restoration at a cost of £13,000. Bored to 1,950cc and breathing via a Weber 45DCOE carburettor, the engine was built by Mass Racing Developments in 2005 and has not seen any competition use since completion. It is said to produce 141bhp, which is transmitted via a BL close-ratio, straight-cut, all-synchromesh gearbox to a limited-slip differential of 4.55:1 final drive ratio.

    Other specification highlights include a seam-welded bodyshell; brake cooling ducts; aluminium bonnet; both hardtop and soft-top; rally suspension with adjustable lever-arm rear dampers; up-rated half shafts; Brown & Gammons rally exhaust; twin ignition coils; twin fuel tanks; up-rated radiator; electric cooling fan; heavy-duty alternator; oil cooler; sump and tank guards; battery master switch; laminated windscreen; additional boot-mounted spare wheel facility, so that two spares can be carried; and twin Cibié spotlights.

    The interior is equipped with a full roll cage; 'long distance' rally seats; new OMP harnesses; navigator's foot-plate with air horn button; extended 'fly off' handbrake; plumbed-in fire extinguisher; Brantz twin trip meter; and a dashboard-mounted fuse panel.

    Offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT, tax disc and Swansea V5 registration document. Most importantly, it also comes with its earlier FIA and FIVA papers, MSA stage logbook and BMIHT certificate confirming that this car is eligible for pre-1965 FIA events in all disciplines: rally (stage or road, both regularity and long-distance), race, hill climb and sprint.
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1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
1965 MGB Competition Roadster  Chassis no. G/HN3-56897 Engine no. 18G3/U/H7366
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