The MGB was a very modern design at the time of its introduction, utilizing a monocoque structure instead of the traditional body-on-frame construction used on both the MGA and MG T-types and the MGB’s rival, the Triumph TR series. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. The MGB’s performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction, with a 0–60 mph time of just over 11 seconds, aided by the relatively light weight of the car, which also ensured that handling was one of the MGB’s strong points. The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a two-seater roadster but a small (to say the least) rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more and better passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA.
This wonderful example was purchased by the current owner on 9th April 1978 and was driven into its current position in 1981 and has not moved an inch since. The speedometer is showing 90,283 miles with the last MoT expiring in 1981 and showing 86,806 miles with the previous MoT showing 86,806. Included in the file along with the aforementioned MoT certificates are various bills, receipts and correspondence as well as other old MoT certificates and insurance letters. Finished in red with a black interior, this wonderful right hand drive ‘barn find’ has been in storage for the last 34 years and is a highly original MG ripe for restoration. It comes complete with a set of keys, tonneau cover, hood and hood frame and is offered at No Reserve.