The number matching replacement for the best selling MGA, Abingdon introduced the MGB to critical acclaim in 1962. The first mass produced British Sports car to feature monocoque construction, it was the most refined competitor in its class, boasting build quality that was the envy of the British motor industry. Until the Mazda Miata, more examples of the MGB were sold than any other sports car. The last of a vanishing breed, this late "rubber bumper" version is the perfect entry point into classic car ownership, benefitting from unprecedented parts support and an avid owners club.This attractive example with less than 60,000 original miles was restored by the previous owner, including a full mechanical rebuild and complete body repaint.
The current owner had the seats reupholstered, installed new tires and had a mechanic go through the entire vehicle. The dual carburetors are finely tuned and the exhaust has been upgraded with a period correct Abarth unity that produces a throaty bubble at idle. Best of all, this example features the optional Laycock De Normanville electrical overdrive, which makes the car a pleasure to drive at freeway speeds. Few cars can match the style of a classic British roadster and can match the value of this MGB, making it a fine choice for someone new to the hobby or a collector wanting an affordable classic to add to a collection.
This car has been consigned to the 5th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction featuring 150 Classic and Collector cars selling across the auction block! To ensure the safety of all of our auction partners, this is an ONLINE ONLY AUCTION. Bidding on individual lots begin Saturday, July 20 at 8am MST with individual timed lots ending Saturday, August 1 at 10am MST. For information on bidding during the auction, go to www.classiccarauction.us.