Lot 47

2014   |   Amelia Island Auction 2014

1967 MGB




18GB-U-H 55307

Car Highlights

Complete and Well-Detailed Restoration
Excellent Color Combination
Accents Include Chrome Wire Wheels and Headlamp Stone Guards
Highly Desirable Pre-1968 “Chrome-Bumper” Model
Equipped with Overdrive for Cruising Ease
Complete with Owner’s Manual and Tonneau Cover

Technical Specs

1,798 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
95 BHP at 5,300 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
Hydraulic Front Disc, Rear Drum Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the chassis number is GHN3L102275, not GHNL3L102275 as stated in the catalogue.

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With its original styling, slat-type chrome grille, clean original-style bumpers, and strong- running engine unfettered by the emission controls that would soon sap performance, this 1967 MGB Mk I Roadster marks the height of the long-running series to legions of MG enthusiasts everywhere. A complete, high-quality, and well-detailed restoration that began with a good original car, this MGB is handsome in its British Racing Green livery, complemented by tan leather upholstery, matching carpeting, and a tan convertible top. Very nicely presented throughout, the MGB also features very good brightwork and body-panel fitment, and the dash, instruments, and engine are all well detailed to factory condition. MG’s trademark banjo-style steering wheel and its hub-mounted octagon logo add further appeal. As offered, the MGB is complete with an owner’s manual and a tonneau cover.

Riding on chrome wire wheels and equipped with front fender-mounted racing mirrors, this 1967 MGB is likely one of the finest and most desirable examples available today, and it will surely deliver a wonderful and highly engaging experience for its next fortunate owner.

The Landmark MGB

Launched in May 1962 as the successor to the MGA and immediately successful, the logically named MGB was a fresh and thoroughly modern new sports car design with incredibly clean and smooth body lines and rigid monocoque construction. Exemplifying MG’s “Safety Fast” mantra of the era, the MGB was one of the world’s first automobiles with built-in crumple zones designed to protect occupants in 30 mph collisions with stationary barriers.

Performance was brisk with the MGB’s 1.8-litre BMC B-Series overhead valve four-cylinder engine and its light weight. Handling was razor-sharp with independent front suspension and standard rack and pinion steering, while braking was excellent with front disc and rear drum brakes. Racing success came quickly, with the MGB particularly effective in American SCCA circles in the hands of top drivers including Ronnie Bucknum. Victorious high-profile entries at Sebring, Le Mans, and a multitude of other storied venues added race-bred luster to every MGB sold.

In typical MG fashion, the B was relentlessly developed and carefully updated throughout production, maintaining its sporting credentials even with the later emission controls that began sapping its sprightly performance from 1968 on. With some 515,000 examples produced by the time production ended at the historic BMC/MG Abingdon works in 1980, the MGB is rightly recognized as an unqualified sporting legend with excellent parts, restoration, service, and club support readily available today.