Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
  Lot 46
 

1978 MGB GT
*** NO RESERVE ***

Registration - WGY 414S

Chassis No. - GHD5-449501G

M.O.T. - July 2022

Odometer - 96,400

This straight, tidy-looking rubber bumper GT is finished in a summery shade of yellow that’s matched to black vinyl interior trim. A clearly cherished example, its underside has been treated and painted, as have the wheelarches. The manual gearbox has the desirable overdrive, while the pristine wheels are equipped with locking nuts and new tyres. Other recently added items include a twin-pipe stainless exhaust system and fresh carpet, while the bonnet features gas struts for improved access. The vendor presently classes the upholstery as ‘excellent’ and the B Series engine, transmission, bodywork and paintwork as ‘good’, and is offering the recently serviced MG complete with glass sunroof, alloy rocker cover, MG-logoed mud flaps and a history file full of bills and old MOTs, plus a current one valid until July 25 next year.

Initially, the B was only available in roadster form – the Pininfarina-penned hatchback GT derivative with 2+2 seating not being offered until October 1965. The MKII model of 1967 brought an updated manual gearbox with revised ratios and synchromesh on all gears, as well as the option of a Borg Warner automatic unit. Other changes included a revised rear axle and a switch from dynamos to alternators. In 1969, Rostyle wheels replaced the previous pressed steel version for standard fit. With the MKIII derivative of 1972 came a new facia and improved heater. However, the biggest visual change in the car’s history occurred two years later, when steel reinforced plastic bumpers replaced the chrome ones and the ride height was raised by one inch. These changes were demanded by the American market, which had accounted for much of the car’s production from day one.

In summary:

  • A well-presented example with some desirable features
  • Fully serviced and accompanied by a long MOT
  • Currently registering a very credible 96,400 miles from new

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £3,825

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - WGY 414S

Chassis No. - GHD5-449501G

M.O.T. - July 2022

Odometer - 96,400

This straight, tidy-looking rubber bumper GT is finished in a summery shade of yellow that’s matched to black vinyl interior trim. A clearly cherished example, its underside has been treated and painted, as have the wheelarches. The manual gearbox has the desirable overdrive, while the pristine wheels are equipped with locking nuts and new tyres. Other recently added items include a twin-pipe stainless exhaust system and fresh carpet, while the bonnet features gas struts for improved access. The vendor presently classes the upholstery as ‘excellent’ and the B Series engine, transmission, bodywork and paintwork as ‘good’, and is offering the recently serviced MG complete with glass sunroof, alloy rocker cover, MG-logoed mud flaps and a history file full of bills and old MOTs, plus a current one valid until July 25 next year.

Initially, the B was only available in roadster form – the Pininfarina-penned hatchback GT derivative with 2+2 seating not being offered until October 1965. The MKII model of 1967 brought an updated manual gearbox with revised ratios and synchromesh on all gears, as well as the option of a Borg Warner automatic unit. Other changes included a revised rear axle and a switch from dynamos to alternators. In 1969, Rostyle wheels replaced the previous pressed steel version for standard fit. With the MKIII derivative of 1972 came a new facia and improved heater. However, the biggest visual change in the car’s history occurred two years later, when steel reinforced plastic bumpers replaced the chrome ones and the ride height was raised by one inch. These changes were demanded by the American market, which had accounted for much of the car’s production from day one.

In summary:

  • A well-presented example with some desirable features
  • Fully serviced and accompanied by a long MOT
  • Currently registering a very credible 96,400 miles from new

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling on of the team on 01606 828124

Viewing Days:
Monday 22nd November 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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