1963 MGB Roadster
Registration Number: AMO 312A
Chassis Number: GHN3/23415
Recorded Mileage: 50 miles
- Fully restored on a new Heritage shell
- Running in miles only since completion
The MGB was first introduced in May 1962 as a direct replacement for the MGA. Performance was brisk with power supplied by a 1798cc 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 early “pull handle” MGB was produced towards the end of the first year of production in 1963. The MG was more recently subject to huge restoration, using a brand new British Motor Heritage shell. The engine was rebuilt and uprated with a Stage 2 gas-flowed and balanced head, the gearbox has also been overhauled, as has the rear differential. The MGB is finished in a very attractive shade of Iris Blue, contrasted by a dark blue hood and retrimmed leather interior with new carpeting. Since completion the MG joined a larger classic car collection and has completed only a handful of miles.
Now entering its 60th year of production, with great looks and straightforward engineering, the MGB is as popular now as it ever has been. This desirable early example is in super order and we are sure will take pride of place in any classic car collection.
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