1968 MG B

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    GHN4148858C
  • Engine number 
    189D/WE/H1506
  • Lot number 
    439
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: ??20000 - ??24000.  
-  A beautiful and desirable chrome bumper MGB finished in Flame Red with a black interior
-  Restored tastefully by our vendor and finished in 2017 - little mileage covered since
-  The history file contains the V5, invoices and photographs of the restoration
-  Riding on steel wheels, this stunning ‘B' stands out from the crowd
Launched in September 1962, the new 1798cc MGB Roadster caused a sensation when it first appeared. The B had a shorter wheelbase than the MGA which it replaced and an altogether more squat appearance which produced a sports car which was immediately attractive to the eye - and many decades later it has remained a timeless design. As the first monocoque MG sports car, it was also a wonderful example of neat packaging - even with the shorter length, it was a spacious car giving more legroom, wider seats and cockpit width. It also had luggage space in both the boot and behind the seats and an engine bay which, unlike the MGA, provided extraordinary access. With the upright grille, the generous space in front of the radiator anticipated the arrival of larger future engine options. In those early days, many features we think of as standard today were extras - such as a fresh-air heater, oil cooler, front anti-roll bar and even a folding hood! There was a choice of wheels with 14-inch steel disc ‘bolt-ons' or optional wire wheels. In Britain, the basic price of an MGB was £950 with tax which compared very favourably with the Sunbeam Alpine at £695, the Triumph TR4 at £750 and the Austin Healey 3000 MkII at £865. Today the MGB is still seen as perhaps the most practical classic sports car you can buy with its perennial good looks, driver appeal and ease of maintenance for the enthusiast.This particular right-hand drive MGB roadster was first registered in the UK on 01/08/68. Much of its history is unknown, until 2013 when our vendor acquired the car as a project for restoration. The car was dismantled completely and all paint stripped off. The restoration was to include; a bare metal respray, a fully detailed engine bay, engine overhaul, new brakes and suspension all round, new steering rack, new seat covers, carpets, tonneau cover, new tyres and re-chroming of brightwork where necessary. The history file contains many pictures and invoices from the restorative works and our vendor finally completed the car in 2017. Now looking stunning in Tartan Red, and having been rarely used since the work was completed, this 3-previous owner MGB is now ready to find a home and be enjoyed. Riding on steel wheels certainly sets it apart from other MGB’s and you’d be very proud to own this example.