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MGB Roadster ~ Pull Handle Model ~ SOLD (1964)
|The MGB Roadster is the classic open top British sports car. |
This example is the highly desirable Mk1 pull handle model and is in excellent condition.
The Heritage Certificate in the history file shows us that it was built at Abingdon in April 1964 as a LHD export model.
After 30 years abroad it was repatriated back to the UK in 1994 by an MG specialist in York who stripped the car, carried out a full refurbishment of the body and converted it the RHD.
In February 1995 they sold it to a local enthusiast who over the following two years carried out a full nut and bolt restoration to a very high standard keeping it as close to the original specification as possible.
The history file contains invoices for some of the parts bought during this period that add up to over £5000 including a full engine rebuild.
In March 1997 when the restoration was complete, the gentleman registered the car to himself at the DVLA.
Since then, in the following 20 years, it has only covered 13881 summer miles and when not been driven has lived in the gentlemans attached dry garage.
During these 20 years he has continued to maintain and improve the car without regard to expense.
Between 2004 and 2006 the engine was converted to run on unleaded petrol and a new gearbox, overdrive, differential and propshaft obtained from the MGOC at a cost of over £1100 were fitted.
It has also been upgraded with a Kenlowe fan, an MGOC brake servo kit, Accuspark electronic ignition, MGOC alarm, Mocal oil cooler and a stainless steel rear exhaust silencer. It has recently had a new ignition coil, control box and four new Falken tyres.
The current MOT runs until September 2018 and the car will be licensed for twelve months from the date of sale for the new owner at no cost as the car qualifies for the Historic Taxation class.
The history file contains the V5 showing its one UK owner, the current MOT, all the previous MOT certificates from 1997 detailing the low annual increase in mileage, the Heritage certificate, the import paperwork, the purchase invoice, the photographs of the restoration and the numerous invoices for parts purchased during and since the restoration.
It is now in a wonderfully mature condition.
The headline of the 2nd July 2014 edition of Classic Car Weekly reported that there was an acute shortage of good MGBs and their values will continue to rise as buyers realise what good value these cars are compared to other classic British sports cars. This is turning out to be correct.
Classic open top sports motoring and likely to be an excellent investment.
Prospective buyers are welcome to come and view the car in our Leeds showroom.
UK wide professional delivery is available. Please ring for a quote. We are also happy to deliver to any mainland port for export.
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