A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £10,580
The MGB hardly needs any introduction, after all it is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this year. Introduced in 1962, the 'B' refined the strides made by the outgoing MGA. Sporting the robust and easily tuneable 97 bhp BMC B series engine and a four speed gear box, the MGB soon became a favourite amongst the sporting fraternity. It gave them access to a "middle ground" between the small 'Spridgets' and the "hairy chested " Big Healeys. Originally marketed as a two-seater soft top, the more refined 2+2 BGT came along in 1965. Between its introduction in October 1965 and when production ceased in mid-1980, around 125,282 MGB GTs had left the factory. This is an exceptional MG BGT having had the benefit of a total ground up restoration to build the ultimate MG BGT from 2005/6 and has covered just 4,800 miles since. The car has had no expense spared during its restoration and has been built on a brand new heritage shell including bonnet, boot and doors. The interior is similarly finished to a high standard and including sports seats and sparco harnesses. Not forgetting the engine, has been totally rebuilt with new parts including crank, balance conrods, pistons, gas flowed head, big racing valves, racing valve springs and pushrods, lightened flywheel, 45 twin choke weber, full 718 kent cam, race exhaust manifold, and large peco exhaust. The engine features hardened valve seats so runs on unleaded fuel. New brakes, master cylinder and clutch have also been fitted along with having the gearbox rebuilt with overdrive on 3rd and 4th. The suspension has also benefitted from restoration and been rebuilt with polyurethane bushes all round, rear parabolic race springs, lowered gas shocks, negative camber lower antiroll arms and larger front anti-roll bars. The body and mechanicals were not the only areas to receive attention and the car now has a new fuel tank, wiring loom, new glass and a chrome bumper conversion with new Minilator anthracite wheels. All this work has been carried out to a high specification and standard with top quality components and receipts for close to £14,000 excluding the cost of the shell, body pannels and painting costs! Stored and covered in a heated garage, not used in the wet and having covered just 400 miles in last 12 months, this is a great MG BGT which deserves to be used and enjoyed!