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1966 FRONTLINE MGB LE50 - Stunning & Rare - on The Market SOLD by Auction

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  • £35,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1966
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Price £35,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make MG
Model MGB GT
  BGT - Frontline LE50
Year 1966
Mileage 22,000 miles
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 01865 680709
Status Trade
Date 05-Apr-2019
Ref C1097175
Auction is LIVE now, and finishes on 15th April at - details above

The Frontline Developments LE50 is famous within MG circles for being probably the ultimate iteration of the MGB GT. Even though it had a list price of more than £60,000 for the basic car, few left the workshop in anything like standard form.

And this, car number 19 out of only 50 ever built, is no exception. Bought for one of his wife’s significant birthdays, they wanted something that looked like a classic car but drove like a modern one.

The MGB GT Frontline LE50 fitted the bill perfectly. As it was a gift, he didn’t stint when it came to specifying it, and the final bill came to an eye-watering £73,918.80. Yep, this is a £70,000 MGB. And yet, for those who refuse to compromise and for whom the best is only just good enough, the LE50 is an amazing machine; the Singer 911 of the MGB world, if you like – and looked at in that light, the list price is something of a bargain…

This example has covered fewer than 22,000 miles since being restored by Frontline Developments in 2014. Used as a daily driver in central London for a couple of years, it was also used for a pan-European summer trip, where the well-heeled locals in the south of France paid far more attention to it than they did more modern exotica.

Only used sparingly since then, it has been beautifully curated and is still very nearly as good as new and yet will sell for only a small fraction of what it would cost you to commission one to this specification.

The owner describes the MGB GT LE50 as a ‘mini Aston Martin’ - and he should know as he ran a DB7 Vantage V12 alongside this…

Finished in Old English White, the owner paid the extra to have Autoglym ‘Life Shine’ paint protection. It might have cost her almost £300 but we think it was money well-spent given how fabulous the car still looks.

Other than that there really isn’t a lot to say. The panel fit is to Frontline’s usual high standards, and the paintwork is pristine and almost completely flawless. Anyone who doubts the value of a £70,000 MGB should really come and take a look at this one; hundreds of hours went into the coachwork alone, and every single hour is reflected in the quality that is still evident all these years later. This is just one aspect of the work Frontline do that most armchair observers do not realise.

The painted spoked wheels add a delightful retro look to the MGB – and they are painted, you note, not chromed. When Frontline Developments does a job it does it properly…

That they are shod with matching tyres, all of which have good tread, goes without saying.…much more text on our website.

For more text go to . The price here is an estimate. Please click on the link above, or visit our website themarket.co.uk for the complete description plus at least 100 photos / video fully illustrating the car and its service history. All bidding occurs through our website, and our website listing is the best place to ask questions directly to the seller.

The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.

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