The ever popular MGB GT arrives at Roman Garages

About:

The ground-breaking MGB was a feat of modern design when it was released in 1962.

The two-door soft-top sports car by the British Motor Corporation was an innovative, lightweight design, using a monocoque structure. It was produced in a number of variants, including the MGB GT three-door 2+2 coupe.

A remarkably smooth ride, the MGB was roomy inside and featured crumple-zones (which were brand new to the market) and a three-bearing 1,798cc BMC B-Series engine. With 95 bhp at 5,400 rpm, it could do 0-60 mph in just over 11 seconds and had great handling.

The MGB also featured a twin 1.5 inch SU carburettor, SU -built electric fuel pump, four-speed manual gearbox and 11-inch solid disc brakes with electrically engaged overdrive gearboxes as an option.

When the fixed-roof MGB GT variant was introduced in 1965, it had all the benefits of the roadster, whilst providing more room at the back, without compromising on style.

With its sloping rear window and right-angled rear bench seat, the 2+2 MGB GT featured the same inner workings of the roadster. The only exceptions were the suspension springs, anti-roll bars and windscreen. The MGB GT also had improved aerodynamics giving it a top-speed of 105 mph.

 

 

There were continuous changes to the MGB over its lifetime, including Rubery Owen Rostyle wheels and three windscreen wipers in 1969, as well as the replacement of the chrome bumpers with reinforced rubber in 1974.

Variations of the roadster and the MGB GT continued to be released until 1980

 

The car:

This ever-popular 1974 MGB GT continues to be a favourite on the classic motoring scene. A good example of an MGB GT, this 1974 model is in good, tidy condition both inside and out. Guaranteed to provide many more years of service, it is MOT and tax exempt. This MGB GT is a good classic car that will fit in perfectly at club rallies.

History:

Well-looked after, this 1974 MGB GT is supplied with a comprehensive history. A great, useable classic, there are almost 100 invoices for work over the years, as well as 23 past MOTs. The MGB GT is easy to work on and spare parts are in plentiful supply.

MOT and tax exempt, this 1974 MGB also comes with a current MOT that will last until March 2019. A 1974 model, it retains the classic pre-facelift exterior without the rubber bumpers.

 

Engine:

With its sporty 1.8 twin carb, 1800cc engine and manual gearchange, the MGB gives out 95bhp and is a brisk performer, which drives and handles well. In good condition, it has plenty more years of use left.

The current mileage is 54,165.

Exterior: Finished in Damask Red, it is a fine-looking car with Rostyle wheels.

Interior: On the inside, the MGB has black seating finished with red piping, as well as a classic rev counter.

Rowland says: “In a nice, tidy condition, this useable classic won’t look out of place in club rallies and will see many more years of use. Although it is not a show car, it is a nice example of one of the classic motoring scene’s favourites.

With spare-part suppliers easy to find, it is no wonder that there are still so many on the road today. A viewing is highly recommended”

 

We recommend a visit to see this popular classic at our showroom in Grantham.

Viewing by appointment only. Please call first to ensure it is available when you arrive.

Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Recorded Mileage: 54000
  • Engine Size: 1800
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Date First Registered: 11/09/1974
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Damask
  • Interior Colour: Black
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: 4995
  • Our Grading: 3
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