1972 MG MGB Roadster

Highlights 

  • Recently restored to a very high standard
  • Presented in excellent overall condition
  • Includes an impressive collection of history
  • Offers an incredibly rewarding ownership experience
  • Runs & drives brilliantly, with no known faults

The Appeal

 
Easily one of the most popular classics money can buy, the MGB Roadster is a vehicle that deserves to be enjoyed by any motoring enthusiast, and collector. Delightfully simple to maintain, engaging to drive and with support across the globe, it’s a vehicle that offers a near-unmatched experience in terms of rewarding ownership.
 
 This particular MGB benefits from a very thorough recent restoration, along with buckets of history to peruse, excellent mechanical health, and a show-worthy condition throughout. With sunny weather on the horizon, what better way to enjoy top-down motoring than with this superb example of the British roadster design in all its glory?


 

The History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in October 1972 at the Abingdon MG factory 
  • MOT & tax-exempt due to historic vehicle status
  • Cherished by the current keeper since 2022, benefiting from dry garage storage
  • Benefits from a very thorough restoration just prior to the current owner’s acquisition
  • Features a very impressive collection of history, including the likes of:
    • Invoices detailing repairs, consumables & restoration work 
    • Previous MOT certificates, and tax discs
    • Photographs of the car’s previous iterations & work
    • The current V5C document
  • Includes two sets of keys
  • Ready to be enjoyed


 

The Interior

  • Previously restored, with excellent craftsmanship to show
  • Features eye-catching red upholstery, with classy wood veneer details
  • Equipped with a few subtle upgrades, including:
    • A single DIN Pioneer head unit
    • Edge door speakers
    • Push-button start
  • Fitted with a three-spoke steering wheel
  • Offered in fantastic overall condition, reflecting plenty of care



The Exterior

  • Previously restored to a very high standard
  • Resprayed with a fresh coat of Old English White
  • Equipped with gleaming 14” wire spoke wheels
  • Offered in fantastic overall condition, with only very minor blemishes to note, including a light mark to the rear wing
  • Includes a rather rare, hard-top roof
  • Perfect for the upcoming show season, or collections


 

The Mechanics

  • Offers an incredibly enjoyable and pure driving experience 
  • Powered by a 1798cc inline-four, paired with a four-speed manual gearbox
  • Equipped with push-button start
  • Very well maintained, with history detailing the likes of:
    • Extensive restoration work in 1999
    • A new rear axle, carb setup and ignition timing in 2016
    • A thorough restoration once again in 2022
  • Recently serviced within the last 50 miles, and fitted with new brakes
  • Fitted with matching Uniroyal tyres, with plenty of tread to enjoy
  • Runs & drives brilliantly, with no known faults to note


 

Summary

 
The MGB is perhaps one of the most popular classics to date and for good reason. You’re treated to classic British roadster styling, a very well-balanced platform, and near-unrivalled top-down motoring value. If you’re on the search for an engaging roadster to enjoy the upcoming sunshine with, this superbly restored, well-cared-for example is the classic for you. 
  
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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make MG
  • Model B
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 62,649 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
5 bids from 2 bidders
  • ra•••• £13,500 27/02/24
  • ra•••• £12,500 27/02/24
  • ra•••• £9,500 24/02/24
  • be•••• £9,000 24/02/24
  • be•••• £7,000 23/02/24
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