A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £6,095
The MGB replaced the outgoing MGA in May 1962. It then remained in production until the Abingdon factory finally closed in 1980. Compared with the ‘A' the ‘B' was a more comfortable mode of transport all round with more legroom and generally more creature comforts like wind-up windows. Initially all the cars were roadsters and the suspension was slightly softer than the MGA, but it still handled well. Despite being an inch or two shorter than the ‘A' the interior space was better designed giving the passengers a bit more space plus there was now room for a more sensible amount of luggage when touring. But it carried on the ‘wind in the hair' tradition of the great British sports car and while by modern standards it is not particularly rapid, in its day its performance was regarded as ‘brisk'. This wonderful Mk 1 MGB Roadster was bought last year by the lady owner and she enjoyed using it around town over the summer. Sadly for her, she has decided to part with her dream english sports car and has prepared the car recently for sale. The gearbox has just been rebuilt by marque specialists Heathrow Transmissions at a cost of just under £1,000. In addition, the car has recently passed its MoT and that expires in December 2014. There was much spent on recommissioning by last owner. Many new parts were bought and fitted, including:5 reconditioned wire wheels5 new tyres4 new chrome wheel spinnersNew chrome exhaustNew luxury carpet set throughout, interior and bootNew black seat upholstery with red pipingNew upgraded halogen headlightsNew front side lights / indicator unitsNew rear light / indicator unitsNew two tone horn and wiringNew MG badges (grille and horn)New leather gear nobOriginal radio with upgrade for iPodUnderside professionally sealedBlack vinyl hood in good condition The car has been recently serviced and is reading a believed genuine 71,500 miles from new. Offered without reserve, this little sports car is offered just in time for spring and could be the bargain of the sale.