1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501

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Lot 163
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop
Registration no. HHW 200G Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501

Sold for £ 18,975 (US$ 23,593) inc. premium
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop
Registration no. HHW 200G
Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
*Delivered new to the USA
*Converted from left- to right-hand drive
*1,950cc engine
*Overdrive transmission
*Current ownership since August 2001
*4,824 miles since March 2007

Footnotes

  • This much modified and improved MGB Roadster was exported new to the USA in May 1969, and in late 1997 was re-imported by Mr Gordon of Bristol. In October 1997, a 'bare metal' bodyshell restoration was commenced by A J Restorations, Dorset, which was completed in late 1998 (receipts and photographs provided). Registered in the UK on 24th November 1998, the MG was purchased in September 2000 by a MR Sweeting of Bexley, and 11 months later was bought by the current vendor.

    Since then a continuous programme of improvements has been undertaken, commencing in August 2011 when the engine, gearbox, overdrive, and clutch were replaced (all receipts on file). As well as a supercharger (fitted in December 2003) the 1,950cc engine's specification includes a 'Stage 1' tune; mild road camshaft; 1¾" SU carburettor; Freeflow complete stainless steel exhaust system; and a multi-bladed cooling fan. The suspension too has been up-rated, featuring Spax adjustable shock absorbers and parabolic leaf springs at the rear (unused original specification rear dampers and springs are included). The brakes are servo assisted.

    Upgrades to the interior include a Kenwood radio/CD player fitted behind the original speaker grille and operated by remote control. The original Radiomobile radio is still fitted and lights up when the hidden Kenwood player is switched on! Custom made speaker housings have been fitted to accommodate new stereo speakers. There is also a Moto-Lita leather steering wheel (an unused standard wheel is included).

    The deluxe hood is made of mohair with contrasting interior lining and folding frame, while the hardtop boasts a leather-grained finish and electrically heated rear screen (the original Pacaway hood frame and vinyl hood are included). The car also comes with a mohair full size tonneau cover plus various spare tonneau covers, Rhino rain hood, cotton full-length storage cover, etc. Other noteworthy features include intermittent screen wipe, and automatic inspection lights in the boot and engine bay.

    Due to working abroad, the vendor had little opportunity to use the car, and in more recent years his health problems have meant that it has not had the use to justify all the time and money that has been lavished on it. Since 2007, the car has only covered 4,824 miles, and in the last five years, only 512 miles. Capable of surprising a lot of more-exotic machinery, this exciting MGB is offered with a BMHIT Certificate, V5C registration document, MoT to June 2019, and full service history since its restoration.
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1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
1969 MGB Supercharged Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. G-HN4-U/175501
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