1965 MG B RoadsterSOLD
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Estimate: ú4,500-6,500

Sold: ú6,705

When the MGA had been announced in 1955, it had set new standards for MG in terms of performance and styling, but by the beginning of the 1960s it had become slightly outdated. Sports car design had moved up a gear, particularly in terms of comfort and the prospective sports car buyer was demanding more sophistication than the MGA was able to deliver. For MG's sake, the replacement needed to offer better performance and a greater degree of comfort. History has now shown that the new car did have these features, for it was the venerable MGB, a car which was to sell over five times the numbers of MGA. Like the Austin-Healey Sprite and later the MG Midget, the MGB was to be of unitary construction which brought a number of advantages. The design of the body was such that the individual panels, when welded together, produced box-like structures of immense strength. It found a ready market, particularly in America.

This particular example was manufactured in 1965 and is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition throughout, having benefited from a restoration in 2004. The metallic maroon paintwork is in excellent order as is the black interior, while the 1,798cc four cylinder engine is also described as excellent. Supplied with a V5 registration document and MoT test certificate valid until September 2008, and with only four owners from new, this is a correct, authentic example of one of Britain's greatest open top sports cars.

Reference Number 13787

as of 10/5/2007

Car 1965 MG B Roadster
VIN BHM 368963