<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750

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Lot 119
1967 MG B Roadster

Sold for US$ 33,600 inc. premium
1967 MG B Roadster
Chassis no. GHN3L/122653
Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750

1,789cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
95bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Offered from the Robert "Bob" Koons Collection
*Exceedingly original "Time Capsule" example with factory paint and interior
*With original owner until 2011, and just 6,700 miles from new
*Offered with extensive documentation and records, tool kit and jack


THE MGB

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 straightforward enthusiast. 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. 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, having access to a worldwide industry of spare parts and service providers.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Remaining in excellent original condition, this smart MGB was completed at the Abingdon-based MG factory during April of 1967. The left-hand drive Roadster was finished as it appears today, in Pale Primrose Yellow exterior over a black interior, and destined for the US market. The MGB was optioned with wire wheels wrapped with white-wall tires, heater, and ashtray. The new MGB was purchased by a Mr. E. R. Erickson, in July of 1967, from Import Motors in Bellingham, Washington. The car would remain with Erickson until November 2011, when Mr. Erickson's son—an avid MG Car Club member—sold the authentic car to the late Robert "Bob" Koons of Columbia, SC. The preserved MGB has since been treated to devoted custodianship and maintenance, with careful consideration given to the cars originality. Today this exceptional MGB remains in unrestored condition, retaining the original Pale Primrose Yellow paint, mechanicals, interior, and weather equipment. With just 6,700 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging, this MGB is among the most credible examples in existence. The "Time Capsule" like car retains its original tool kit, jack, driver's handbook, and owner's manual with Protect-O-Plate. Furthermore, the history file includes several British Motor Corporation documents, such as the customer identification plate (which expedited warranty service to customers in the USA), the original service book, and Heritage Trust certificate. A stunning car through and through, encompassing the smell and feel of how these cars really were when they were new.
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<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
<b>1967 MG B Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GHN3L/122653<br />Engine no. 18GB-U-H75750
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