1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259

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Lot 65
1969 MGB Roadster
Registration no. GPP 488G Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259

Sold for £ 11,025 (US$ 13,343) inc. premium
1969 MGB Roadster
Registration no. GPP 488G
Chassis no. 164437C
Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt


*Restored condition
*Rebuilt engine
*Requires re-commissioning


Outstandingly successful despite, or perhaps because of, its relative simplicity, the perennially popular MGB remained in production for 18 years while rivals came and went. 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.
Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MGB was mechanically similar to the preceding MGA, though with unitary construction bodyshell instead of its forebear's separate chassis. To compensate for the newcomer's increased weight, the existing four-cylinder B-Series engine was stretched to 1,798cc, while the MGB's aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the 95bhp available to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic 'ton'. A 'right first time' design that changed little over the years, the MGB had enjoyed sales totalling in excess of 500,000 cars by the time production ceased in 1980. Its popularity 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 services providers.
Finished in red with red-piped black interior, this MGB Roadster is described by the private vendor as in very good restored condition. The engine has been rebuilt and the engine bay is very tidy, while the car is reported as running and driving well. Unused for some time, it will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. Offered with a V5C document.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 79 /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: 4
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Axles: 4
    Suspension: 4
    Brakes: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Seats: 4
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Trim: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8 /10
    Main components: 4
    Ancillary components: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16 /20
    Starting: 4
    Running: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4
    Mechanical components: 4

    Car History File: 3

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1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
1969 MGB  Roadster  Chassis no. 164437C Engine no. 18GB-U-H-9259
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