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1965 MGB Roadster


  • Fully restored and smart throughout
  • Genuine pull-handle B Roadster 
  • Box file full of receipts
  • Overdrive gearbox and stainless exhaust


It’s amazing to think that the MGB is now over 60 years old, such is the timelessness of its delicate, Italian-influenced styling.

Introduced in 1962, initially as an open-top Roadster only, the MGB went on to become the UK’s most popular sports car and today is the most prevalent classic car in the world, with over 20,000 known survivors in the UK alone, multiple owners’ clubs and an entire industry built up around the car’s ongoing survival. 

This one is bordering on being as collectable as an MGB gets. An early car with ‘pull-handle’ doors and a pack-away removable roof frame, but late enough to have the tougher five-bearing engine, it’s a very smart, restored car that comes with documentary evidence of the care and attention it has received over the years and of the money spent on its restoration.

As Bs go, it’s one of the best combinations, finished in a great colour and in fine mechanical fettle.


  • UK V5C
  • MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt
  • Large box file of bills and invoices
  • British Motor Heritage Certificate
  • Original RHD car built in April 1965 and first registered in Buckinghamshire
  • Old MOTs and receipts for work carried out
  • Several parts invoices from noted MG specialists
  • Two sets of keys


  • Crackle-finish dash
  • Red-piped black leather retrimmed seats
  • Retrimmed doors and carpets
  • Full tonneau cover
  • Wooden Mota-Lita steering wheel
  • Original speaker grille and rotary heater knobs
  • Additional Smiths Oil and Water gauges 
  • New pedal rubbers and floor operated washer switch


  • Repainted in Tartan Red to a good standard
  • Appears structurally excellent with panels and underbody sections replaced as required during restoration
  • Knock-on wire wheels with recent 165/14 tyres all-round
  • Excellent restored condition
  • Renewed hood
  • Original-specification ‘pull-handle’ door handles
  • Very good chrome and trim


  • 1,798cc B-Series engine
  • Later 1965-on five-bearing engine with stronger crank
  • Four-speed manual gearbox with swich-operated overdrive
  • Supplementary aftermarket oil cooler
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • New springs and suspension components fitted during restoration
  • Alternator conversion
  • Renewed brake hoses and fuel lines
  • Reported by the vendor to drive very well indeed with no obvious faults


With the MG brand celebrating its centenary this year, this car represents a great opportunity to join the celebrations. It’s a rare and authentic pull-handle Roadster that has undergone a comprehensive restoration in recent years, has had loads of new parts fitted and which looks terrific on top. The interior is superb, the underside appears to be structurally excellent and a lot of money has been spent on renewing mechanical components. 

The end result is a really lovely example of the archetypal MGB Roadster in an early and hugely appealing specification. A rare opportunity to acquire a very, very nice pull-handle MGB.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1965
  • Make MG
  • Model MG B
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 87,568 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Henley-on-Thames
  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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