1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835

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Lot 24
1977 MGB GT Coupé
Registration no. VAJ 151S Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835

Sold for £ 2,475 (US$ 3,362) inc. premium
1977 MGB GT Coupé
Registration no. VAJ 151S
Chassis no. GHD5-449522G
Engine no. 18835
Odometer reading: 69,429
MOT: Exempt


*Present ownership since 2018
*£4,500 spent in recent years
*Mechanical refresh in November 2020 by Summit Motors
*New tyres




The popularity of factory hardtops for its MGA predecessor and the success of the Coupé variant influenced the decision to produce a closed version of the MGB that would provide the increased practicality and refinement being demanded by the maturing sportscar market. Styled by Pininfarina of Italy, the MGB GT Coupé arrived in 1965 to be greeted by universal acclaim. The adoption of a stylish fastback bodyshell enabled the provision of two occasional rear seats which, when folded flat, created a generous load platform accessible via the rear tailgate. The more robust five-bearing B-Series engine was fitted to the GT right from the start, and when the Abingdon production lines finally stopped rolling, over 125,000 MGB GTs had been built. The popularity of the MGB - both the Coupé and Roadster versions - remains undiminished, 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.
Purchased by the vendor in 2018, this MGB GT presents in average order and was driven to Bonhams at Bicester Heritage with no faults reported. The history file contains invoices totalling over £4,500 for works in recent years, including an engine-out mechanical refresh in November 2020 by Summit Motors costing £2,061. New tyres costing £340 were fitted in August 2020, and four spare wheels come with the car. Offered with a V5C document, the car has 67,580 miles showing on the odometer and is MoT exempt.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 85 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Axles: 5
    Suspension: 5
    Brakes: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 13 /20
    Seats: 4
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 2
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10 /10
    Main components: 5
    Ancillary components: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 19 /20
    Starting: 5
    Running: 5
    Under Bonnet: 4
    Mechanical components: 5

    Car History File: 3
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
1977  MGB GT Coupé  Chassis no. GHD5-449522G Engine no. 18835
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