1969 MGB MARK II CONVERTIBLE
Designer: Syd Enever
Estimate: $14,000 - $18,000
Chassis Number: GHN4U166208G
Decoded: G=MG; H=MGB; N=Open twoseater; 4=Mark II; U=Lefthand drive export;
166208=Unit sequence number; G=MG.
Engine: 1798 cc OHV inline 4cyl.
2x38 mm SU Carburetors / 94 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Girling Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
● Well Kept Original Low Mileage Car
● Desirable Model, Color and Equipment
● Ready to Show Or For The Road
The Model: From the end of WWII up into the 1960’s, MG produced a succession of sports roadsters and limited coupes that introduced thousands of people to the wonderful world of the sports car, be it for the road or the track. When the B-series was introduced for 1962, it was a revolutionary step forward. It marked MG’s first use of a monocoque structure construction that reduced weight while at the same time provided more protection for the passenger with “controlled crumple zones” thus supporting one of the company’s mottos, “Safety Fast”. When the Mark II edition was released in the fall of 1967 it featured some real improvements starting with an all-synchro transmission, a dual-brake master cylinder, redesigned rear axle, alternator electrical charging with negative ground, and improved handling. Considered by many as the best of the MGB’s, the Mark II was a solid, reliable car.
The Car: There is a very strong enthusiasm for the MGB, and why shouldn’t there be. When introduced, the MGB was miles ahead of the competition in regards to styling and performance. This example is finished in one of the most popular colors available on the MGB, British Racing Green with black vinyl bucket seats and matching folding soft top. It has been given a full restoration and presents itself quite well. Body panels are well lined up and both doors are operating as they were designed, closing tight and secure. Fitted with wire wheels, this car has a bit of “old world” elegance combined with modernday sporty appeal. Under the hood does show a bit of patina, which is ample proof that this MGB isn’t a trailer queen. One of the economical ways to break into the world of British sports cars, this MGB is one vehicle you may never want to let go of.