1962 MG B Roadster

1962 MG B Roadster

Very early, pull handle, three-bearing crankshaft-car looking splendid in a fresh coat of Tartan Red.

  • GUIDE PRICE: £13,000 - £15,000

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT)

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Tartan Red
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    NMT 543
  • ODOMETER READING
    30215 Miles

SUMMARY

Very early, pull handle, three-bearing crankshaft-car looking splendid in a fresh coat of Tartan Red.

DESCRIPTION

  • This is a very early UK-spec 'B' (04/12/1962) and one of just 540 cars built in 1962 for the UK market 
  • Purchased by our vendor around three years ago. The owner prior to him had owned the MG since 1970 with two owners before that
  • Having been in long-term storage, our vendor decided to have the car taken down to bare metal and professionally resprayed in its original Tartan Red
  • Our vendor states 'There was absolutely no rot or sign of any previous repairs. I have never seen one as good. The bumpers and other parts were re-chromed, new rubber door seals and various other ancillaries were renewed, the wheels were blasted and powder-coated, new tyres fitted, a new hood fitted and a new windscreen, as the original was cracked. The interior was in very good condition, all original and just needed a good valet. The engine is original'
  • Supplied with its original RF60 'buff' log book, subsequent V5s, old MOTs, old photos of the car from 1970s and 1980s and a photographic record of the recommissioning

SPECIFICATION

Make
MG
Model
B ROADSTER
Registration Number
NMT 543
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
GHN32467
Engine Number
18GUH983
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Tartan Red

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

101 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

I decided to strip it to bare metal and had a professional respray (pictures taken). Amazingly there was absolutely no rot or sign of any previous repairs. I have never seen one as good. Bumpers were re-chromed along with other parts and new rubber door seals and various other ancillaries renewed. New hood also fitted and a new windscreen was fiited as original was cracked.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

The interior is in remarkable condition and all original.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Original engine.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Wheels blasted and powder coated and new tyres fitted.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

The car is showing 30,215 miles but that would be more like 130,215 miles in total as the speedo has gone around.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Its' a very early car. It was built 4th December 1962 and first registered 01/02/1963. It is a UK spec. One of 540 cars built in 1962 for UK market. Original RF60 buff log book present and subsequent V5’s. old MOT’s, old photo’s of car from 1970’s 80’s and photographic record of the work done by me.


Restoration Notes

Bare metal and professional respray.

About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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