1968 MG B

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    38 034 mi / 61 210 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    TBA
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

"The MGB was launched in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965 with production continuing until October 1980. The GT sported a ground-breaking design by Pininfarina with the launch of its fastback styling. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the GT offered the utility of a hatchback whilst retaining the style and shape of a coupé. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the Roadster due to its increased weight although top speed was improved by 5mph to 105mph due to better aerodynamics.
 
This fine example of the desirable chrome bumper model in Snowberry White and deep red leather trim has been meticulously cared for throughout its life by only three custodians.  The original owner, Mr Webb, cherished this car for 36 years during which time it was maintained by MG specialists Beech Hill Garage, Reading.  In 2003 it passed briefly into the ownership of a Mr Cave, an enthusiast living near Goodwood but due to property commitments, he offered the car for sale 18 months later in Classic and Sports Car magazine.
The car was featured in a separate article in the June 2005 edition of Classic and Sports Car and the present owner was fortunate to have been the first to view the car and subsequently bought it.  It has covered only 38,034 miles during its life, supported by MoT test certificates during that time. Other documentation includes the original log book and service record plus a host of other maintenance items.  The painted wire wheels were stripped and re-coated in 2016 and new tyres fitted.  Many spares are included in the sale. 
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fine un-restored example of this most attractive classic.   All body panels and interior trim are original.   The car drives beautifully, cruises happily in top gear (with overdrive) and with plentiful luggage space is a versatile long distance tourer and it comes with a MoT test certificate valid until August 2019."