1975 MGB GT COUPE Registration Number: JPH 323N Chassis Num...






Registration Number: JPH 323N
Chassis Number: GHD5-378504G
Recorded Mileage: 73,100 miles

- With ‘Sebring’-style bodywork upgrades

The MGB was first introduced in May 1962 as a direct replacement for the MGA. 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.

BMC promoted their new MG model through endurance road racing, specifically at the annual twelve-hour endurance race at Sebring, Florida. With less power than its competitors, the works team instead chose to “add lightness”. LIghtweight aluminium body panels were added for the “GTS” or ‘Sebring” race cars; the front valance, front wings, door skins, and GT hatch were all made from aluminium, and were designed to be bolted on.

This 1975 MG-GT was restored around 10 years ago and modified partly to give the appearance of those Sebring racers. The bumpers were removed, the front valance altered, a Sebring-style bonnet added, also perspex headlamp covers, minilite wheels and decals.

A solid and reliable example, the MG has been waxoyled to prevent corrosion, and in 2022 serviced with the carburettors rebuilt/tuned on a rolling road. Said to run nicely, this striking looking ‘B’ has been seen at Castle Combe and in the MG Paddock at a recent Haynes Breakfast Club Meet. The MG is mechanically standard other than electronic ignition, an electric cooling fan, also working overdrive on 3rd and 4th gears.

Finished in Damask Red with black interior, this cool looking MG has the looks of the legendary Sebring racers, at a fraction of the price.

Auction Date: 13th Apr 2024 at 2pm

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13th Apr 2024 2pm (Lots 1 to 45)