Previously sold by ourselves, on offer is this delightful early MGB Roadster finished in British Racing Green and with chrome wire wheels, it really does present beautifully.
When launched in 1963, the B was a departure from MG tradition, but the result was a smooth and sophisticated sports car for its time.
Gone was the separate chassis used on previous models, the B was MG’s first unitary construction car, and that resulted in a much stiffer car with more predictable and precise handling.
The mechanical package is simple, up front is the venerable BMC B-series four-cylinder engine now enlarged to 1. 8 litres capacity, it's a long stroke unit with pushrod actuated overhead valves, fed by twin SU carburettors making it torquey and long lasting. Being an early car, this example is fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox with synchromesh on the top three gears, and a precise gearshift.
Stopping power is good with solid discs at the front and drums at the rear, rack and pinion steering is direct, but precise and with quite good feel.
Inside, the B is quite roomy by sports car standards with a broad cockpit with a pair of black trimmed sports buckets either side of the centre tunnel together with a full complement of Smiths black-faced gauges.
This example was restored to a high standard many years ago and remains in excellent condition and is accompanied by a thick history demonstrating diligent maintenance.
Early cars are extremely sought after and this super example offers excellent value for money.
More photos coming soon.
Available for viewing in our dry, well lit sales barn, by appointment please