1972 MG B Roadster (MGB)


  • Big history file 
  • Runs and drives well
  • Mohair soft-top
  • Working overdrive 
  • Stunning looking classic
  • Tax & MOT exempt

The Appeal

The MG B has to be one of the more recognisable and loved British classics, their charm and character have gained them an adoring fan base. They offer a gateway into the rewarding world of classic motoring where you get to experience the un-spoilt thrills of top-down motoring. 

This example comes with a wealth of paperwork that allows us to plot its history back to the late 1980s/early 1990s. Over the last four years, the current owner has had the chance to enjoy all of the thrills of owning a British classic. Now, it’s your chance to get behind the wheel of this charming classic.  

The History and Paperwork

  • Thanks to this car's large history file it is fairly easy to plot its past life 
  • Looking at the Heritage certificate we can learn a few important details 
  • It was built in March 1972 and was dispatched to W H Alexander, Belfast in April 1972
  • Finished in Flame Red with a navy interior it would have been very eye-catching 
  • Looking further into this history folder we are greeted with a huge pile of historic invoices
  • Some of these invoices date back to the late 1980s 
  • These invoices are from MG specialists Brown and Gammons of Baldock
  • An invoice from 1992 documents an engine change 
  • This engine was supplied by the Rugby MG centre, again, another MG specialist 
  • At this point the odometer was reportedly reset, so the mileage shown is from 1992 
  • In 2008 the car received £2,500 worth of work 
  • The gearbox looks to have been changed along with the clutch and overdrive unit 
  • This is when the black mohair hood was also fitted along with the chrome wheels
  • In 2019 the car found itself at Allon White sports cars and this is where the current owner saw it
  • Before they took the car away both the front wheel bearings were replaced along with other smaller parts
  • It always went through a service at this point 
  • The invoice documents the car having 33,459 miles in August 2019
  • This should demonstrate how sparingly this MG B has been used in the years that have followed
  • Another more recent invoice from 2020 documents a new water pump, a new fan, and a new fan belt 
  • You can spend a long time looking through all of the paperwork for this MG B
  • It’s now time that you get behind the wheel of this beautiful classic and start making memories

The Interior

  • Stepping into this MG B is like going back in time 
  • Its understated black interior is in very good condition indeed
  • Let’s start by looking at the two seats fitted to this classic convertible 
  • The material used to trim these seats has worn well over the years
  • There are no large areas of damage to either seat, there is a slight mark on the driver’s seat which has been photographed
  • This great condition is matched by the other areas of the interior 
  • A leather wrapped Moto-Lita steering wheel has been fitted, this too is in great condition 
  • The current owner has kept this car in the garage when not in use
  • This has avoided any extra UV exposure that can lead to a cracked dashboard
  • The dash in this MG B is in great condition 
  • Sitting behind the Moto-Lita steering wheel you’re greeted with a bank of Smiths analogue dials
  • These all appear to work and display vital driving information 
  • The oil pressure gauge works along with the water temperature gauge
  • An immobiliser/alarm system has been fitted and this worked perfectly on the day of the photos 
  • The draw of the Roadster over the GT is of course the folding roof 
  • With the roof down the cabin is light and airy, you also get to listen to the throaty 1.8L engine 
  • The roof takes a short amount of time to erect and with it locked in place it should protect you from adverse weather 
  • When you have the roof down and you wish to cover the interior you can use the included tonneau cover 
  • Other interior features include the clock, radio, and a fire extinguisher in the passenger footwell 
  • As you can probably tell from the photos, this interior has been looked after well 
  • At the rear of the car, you’ll find the boot 
  • In here is the spare wheel, the tool to remove the centre spinners, and a tonneau cover
  • Overall, the interior of this MG B roadster is in great condition and it’s just waiting for you to hop in

The Exterior 

  • Externally this MG B is a very striking car 
  • It looked amazing sparkling in the summer sun 
  • The eye catching and deep red of this MG B is complemented by lots of chrome elements
  • The aforementioned paintwork is in very good condition across every panel 
  • There weren’t any large areas of paint bubbling or other corrosion observed during the photoshoot
  • At either end of the car, you are presented with a beautiful chrome bumper
  • They both have a mirror like reflection with no pitting or corrosion present 
  • On each corner, you’ll find a lovely chrome wire wheel, these add to the car's look and character 
  • Once again, no damage or corrosion was noticed on these wheels either 
  • An important feature of the Roadster is its folding roof 
  • This car is fitted with a mohair version instead of a PVC/Vinyl material 
  • The fabric of this hood is in lovely condition but there has been a repair to one of the rear windows 
  • Other exterior features include the P700 headlights, mudflaps, and locking fuel cap
  • Overall, the exterior of this MG B Roadster is in lovely condition 
  • Just imagine how good this beauty sitting amongst your other cars 

The Mechanics 

  • Under the bonnet, you’ll find the legendary 1.8L BMC B-Series engine 
  • This is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox with an over drive function
  • The Overdrive is essential for when you’re cruising down national speed limit roads 
  • Luckily this vital feature works as it should in this example
  • On the day of the photos, the car was taken for a 15-20 minute drive out to the location 
  • During this drive, it performed well
  • The engine propelled the car down the road well with a throaty exhaust note 
  • As it’s an old car a few noises here and there can be expected 
  • Recently the current owner has had the water pump, fan, and fan belt replaced
  • Its last service was carried out around 1,000 miles ago 
  • There is also that extensive history which documents lots of past mechanical work 
  • Overall, this car's mechanical elements all appear to work well 
  • Now is your chance to get behind the wheel and enjoy these simple driving pleasures 


Isn’t it about time you got out and about behind the wheel of a stunning British classic? Well, if that’s what you’re thinking then don’t pass on the opportunity to own this amazing example. 

This car has been looked after well during its 50 years on the road and should be an amazing addition to your driveway.  


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make MG
  • Model MGB
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 34,103 Miles
  • Engine size 1725
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bedford
  • Location Bedfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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