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MG Roadster 1971
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This is a prime example of how a restored MG Roadster should look. It has been restored to a high standard and been dry stored since the restoration. The odometer is showing 62753. The MG has a new MOT with no advisories dated 26/05/2021 and was fully serviced at the same time. The car is in good condition both inside & out and runs very well. The engine is all original with matching number as confirmed by the Heritage Museum letter (As seen in the pictures).
Just to add to this amazing example of a classic MG Roadster this gorgeous soft top also comes with a hard top, both of which are in great order. This MGB Roadster is a handsome example of one of the quintessential classic British sports cars, presented great condition. It is powered by its original 1.8-litre BMC B-Series inline-four engine, with around 95bhp driving the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. During the restoration the interior was also retrimmed and remains in good condition with the normal ware and tear of a car of this age, but ultimately in good condition . The seats are upholstered in black leather, creating a sharp accent while reflecting the body colour, and again are still in good condition. The car has been painted in full and the chrome is in good condition.
Development of the MGB started at least as early as 1958 with the prototype known by its Abingdon codename; MG EX205. In structure the car was a progressive, modern design in 1962, utilizing a unitary structure, instead of the traditional body-on-frame construction used on both the MGA and MG T-types and the MGB's rival, the Triumph TR series. However, components such as brakes and suspension were developments of the earlier 1955 MGA, with the B-Series engine having its origins in 1947. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom. A parcel shelf was fitted behind the seats.
The MGB achieved a 0–60 mph (97 km/h) time of just over 11 seconds. The three-bearing 1,798 cc B-Series engine produced 95 hp (71 kW) at 5,400 rpm – upgraded in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft. From 1975, US-market MGB engines were de-tuned to meet emission standards, ride height was increased by an inch (25 mm), and distinctive rubber bumpers were fitted to meet bumper standards. The MGB was one of the first cars to feature controlled crumple zones designed to protect the driver and passenger in a 30 mph (48 km/h) impact with an immovable barrier (200 ton).