MG Roadster - Pull handle example
EUR 5,532JPY 693,533BGN 10,819CZK 144,366DKK 41,217GBP 5,000HUF 1,905,736PLN 24,304RON 26,744SEK 56,904CHF 5,958ISK 886,209NOK 58,962HRK 41,314RUB 477,785TRY 46,087AUD 9,081BRL 34,470CAD 8,687CNY 45,515HKD 50,822IDR 95,411,660ILS 22,347INR 490,728KRW 7,776,399MXN 147,771MYR 27,492NZD 9,852PHP 321,513SGD 8,977THB 203,347ZAR 112,973
Offered for: GBP 5,000
This car is in auction on The Market website. The auction is LIVE now and finishes on 7th August. Price is a lower estimate.
All bidding takes place on The Market (see photos for web address), plus you will find further text, over 90 photos/video fully illustrating the car and its service history, and the ability to ask questions directly to the seller. The text below is just a brief summary of our full description.
Our latest auction listing is one for the MGB enthusiast looking for an early ‘pull handle’ car to continue to fettle as they enjoy it. Not that this is a basketcase; fresh from a recommissioning from Abingdon Car Restorations and sporting an advisory free MOT as a result, it is running well and has an awful lot to commend it.
Not least its status as an early MGB; first registered on the 2nd of April 1965, it has many interesting features including those door pulls and the early gearbox. Just the one previous owner, too.
Being offered with no reserve, this charming old MGB is going to sell from the very first bid, so why not pop a cheeky one in and see if you can make it yours?
Our photographer is a very talented man; handsome too, and kind to small animals. But, his supernatural talent behind the lens does mean that he sometimes makes a car look a wee bit better than it actually is.
This is one of those occasions.
Not that it’s dreadful because it isn’t. It’s got good panel alignment and shutlines, and a decent sheen to the red paint. From ten yards it looks terrific.
It’s just that when you get closer you start to see its flaws. There are a few scabs that may or may not be caused by rust, a few rough edges, and a general air of regal decrepitude that’s still firmly at the patination stage but could easily slip into impoverished decay if it were left for too long.
Nor is the colour the original; somewhere between red and orange, there are traces of a deeper red in some of the nooks and crannies. Still, that’s the excuse you were looking for to justify getting it professionally resprayed, isn’t it?
The 15-inch wire wheels are in a decent condition too, and they’re shod with matching Firestone tyres, which we think is yet another encouraging sign because as we will never tire of explaining, our experience shows that matching tyres are an infallible sign of a caring and mechanically sympathetic owner who is prepared to spend the appropriate amount in maintaining their car properly.
The hood is serviceable but no more. It’ll keep you and yours dry and warm in the short-term but you’ll almost certainly want to replace it after that respray.
And the chromework is decent. Lightly pitted, we think a session with a large can of Autosol might revive some of it to a satisfactory standard.
For much more description and photos see The Market website.
The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.
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6 Station Yard, Abingdon
OX13 6RX Oxfordshire
+44 1865 521088
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