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Lot 158 - 1972 MGB GT – finished in very rare Aqua

ESTIMATE £7,000- £7,500

Auction Coys at Fontwell House

Lot Details

Lot Number 158
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1972
Make MGB
Model GT

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Description

The MGB was first introduced in May 1962 as a direct replacement for the MGA. Performance was brisk with power supplied by a 1,798cc four cylinder iron block engine set within a monocoque lightweight body shell with crumple zones incorporated. October 1965 saw the introduction of the GT and was based on the already popular roadster. Designed by Pininfarina, the new GT sported a hatchback giving useful access to the rear luggage space and a rear bench seat that enabled the car to be called a 2+2. Although acceleration was slightly slower than the roadster, top speed was better by 5mph due to the increased aerodynamic efficiency.

 

This beautiful MGB GT was first registered in August 1972, finished in a very attractive period shade of Aqua, which we understand was only available for that model year. In previous long term ownership the MG was maintained to a high standard, benefitting from a number of improvements such as a replacement battery, a re-trimmed leather interior, replacement carpeting and Mota-Lita steering wheel. The history file contains a number of previous MOT certificates, including a valid MOT to April 2019, with no advisories. The engine is very strong with good oil pressure, and with the fitted overdrive gearbox is a very relaxing touring car. All in all, a very nice example of an enduring classic.


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