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1969 MGB GT Lenham Roadster


  • One of only 17 built, and believed to be one of only a few left in existence
  • Low mileage example in highly original order
  • Full service completed in June 2022
  • Always kept in a garage

The Appeal

An MGB with four seats and a drop top? It might sound like fantasy, but it's very real: introducing the Lenham MGB. This is a truly rare groove - perhaps as rare as it comes for an MG car. Converted in 1969 by request of Peter Rix, the Lenham Motor Company's director, this unusual twist on the traditional roadster retains the GT's taller windscreen and has a little more legroom, resulting in an altogether more comfortable drive, even in its adapted form.

This 1969 MGB Roadster Coupe is presented in a striking metallic blue livery, with a colour-coordinated soft top and a fine, black leather interior. If the unusual conversion isn't enough to get your attention, we're sure its fine condition and provenance absolutely will.

With only 17 ever made, and potentially less than a handful remaining, an opportunity like this truly doesn’t come up very often. Only a little bit of work would be necessary to bring this car up to Concours condition, and it'll no doubt turn heads when parked amongst its more standard brethren at your local car show.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1969
  • Converted by the Lenham Motor Company for company director, Peter Rix
  • One of only 17 built, and only a few believed to remain out there
  • The DVLA records 12 previous keepers
  • The car was reportedly repainted in 1987
  • Always kept in a garage
  • Complete with:
    • V5
    • Abundance of MOT history paperwork
    • Invoices and paperwork for work carried out over the years

The Condition

  • Unusual Lenham conversion with four sets and a convertible roof
  • Ice Blue Metallic paint with only light signs of wear
  • Chrome wire wheels
  • Well maintained brightwork
  • Straight and true body panels
  • Drop top in good shape with no tears
  • Very solid example
  • Black leather cabin with wooden trim
  • Gentle patina in just the right places
  • No sign of any substantial rips or tears
  • Switches and gauges all fully functional
  • Rear deck seats in great condition
  • Original carpets
  • MG kick plates

The Mechanics

  • 1.8L B-series 4-cylinder engine
  • Twin 1.5” SU Carburettors
  • Full synchromesh 4-speed manual transmission
  • Overdrive in 3rd and 4th
  • New battery installed
  • Working overdrive
  • Car is reportedly in excellent working order
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1969
  • Make MG
  • Model MGB
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 40,642 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wiveliscombe
  • Location Somerset
  • Country United Kingdom

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