1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3/32967

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Lot 90
1964 MGB Roadster
Registration no. APO 677B Chassis no. GHN3/32967

Sold for £ 23,000 (US$ 28,185) inc. premium
1964 MGB Roadster
Registration no. APO 677B
Chassis no. GHN3/32967

*Only two owners in 52 years
*Highly original
*Fully restored
*Circa 2,000 miles since restoration

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 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.

    A desirable chromed bumper model, this particular 'B' roadster has had only two owners from new. We are advised that the car was bought as a wedding anniversary gift for the first owner's wife. Subsequently consigned to barn storage, it was fully restored to mint condition by a family friend between 2007 and 2009, with further works undertaken in 2015. Noteworthy features include original restored Jaeger instruments, original Bakelite steering wheel, Bentley-specification red leather trim, and 'bullet' wing mirrors. 'APO 677B' has covered only some 2,000 miles since restoration and is described as a pleasure to drive. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry restoration invoices, a current MoT certificate and a V5C registration document. A Classic Editions Ultimate outdoor car cover is included in the sale.

Saleroom notices

  • Please be advised the correct chassis number is GHN3/38962 and not as misprinted in the catalogue. The correct engine number is 18GA-W-H-8 287.
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1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3/32967
1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3/32967
1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3/32967
1964 MGB Roadster  Chassis no. GHN3/32967
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