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Lot 154 - 1979 MGB GT

restored at a cost of over £33,000

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ESTIMATE £11,000- £13,000

Auction Fontwell House
Auction Date 12th September 2019
Day of Auction Day 1 - Thursday

Lot Details

Lot Number 154
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number GVGEJ1AG503432
Year 1979
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 wonderful MGB has enjoyed a huge restoration at an estimated cost of over £33,000. Much of the work was undertaken by specialist Simon Robinson, with careful attention to the chassis, mechanics and bodywork finishing. All of the chrome trim and fixings are in fantastic order, having been re-polished and fitted at the time of the restoration. Looking through the history file, the main mechanical components have been overhauled or replaced in recent years, including the rear differential, prop shaft, exhaust, fuel and cooling systems, braking, suspension (including parabolic springs and polybushes), and various engine components. The interior has been re-trimmed and finished in leather with a walnut dashboard (door cards and headlining have been replaced too). Entertainment is provided for by the appropriate Blaupunkt unit.

Supplied with two sets of keys, an extensive history file including all receipts and details of works carried out, MOT certificates, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, and various manuals and other documents, this fantastic MG is ready to be used and enjoyed to the fullest.


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