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Lot 140
1965 MG B Roadster
1965 MG B Roadster
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Lot Number: 140
Result inc Premium: £6,210
  • Chassis number: GHN3L40685
This is the MGB in its purest early form, being the MkI 'pull handle' variant ‑ a reference to the door handles, where you pull the entire handle rather than push a button. This particular example is very well‑travelled, with bills in its paperwork folder from the USA, Queensland in Australia, and Wales.

The car went new to the USA, where it was converted to right‑hand drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during 1994, shortly before being exported to the UK (which is where Wales comes in) and being registered for British roads in 1997. By 2004 though, it had been exported to Queensland in Australia, but looks to have returned to its homeland by the end of that year, landing in Liverpool.

The paperwork folder includes the current V5, some US history such as registration documents and invoices, a few bits of Australian paperwork, various MoTs back to 1998, a couple of tax discs from 2001 and 2008, and some British invoices.

The vendor reports the car as 'driving well, mechanically good with working overdrive and with bodywork that seems solid with no visible rot, but the paintwork is not so good'. Having examined the car here at ACA, the paint does seem to have 'reacted' over the years, resulting in a less‑than‑smooth finish. Some tarnishing is evident on the bumpers and the offside front wheel has a loose spoke. The vendor describes the interior as good. The odometer reading is 10,536, which we assume to be 110,536 judging by the history file.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 24TH AUGUST BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
This is the MGB in its purest early form, being the MkI 'pull handle' variant - a reference to the door handles, where you pull the entire handle rather than push a button. This particular example is very well-travelled, with bills in its paperwork folder from the USA, Queensland in Australia, and Wales. The car went new to the USA, where it was converted to right-hand drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during 1994, shortly before being exported to the UK (which is where Wales comes in) and being registered for British roads in 1997. By 2004 though, it had been exported to Queensland in Australia, but looks to have returned to its homeland by the end of that year, landing in Liverpool. The paperwork folder includes the current V5, some US history such as registration documents and invoices, a few bits of Australian paperwork, various MoTs back to 1998, a couple of tax discs from 2001 and 2008, and some British invoices. The vendor reports the car as 'driving well, mechanically good with working overdrive and with bodywork that seems solid with no visible rot, but the paintwork is not so good'. Having examined the car here at ACA, the paint does seem to have 'reacted' over the years, resulting in a less-than-smooth finish. Some tarnishing is evident on the bumpers and the offside front wheel has a loose spoke. The vendor describes the interior as good. The odometer reading is 10,536, which we assume to be 110,536 judging by the history file. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 24TH AUGUST BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5
  • Chassis number: GHN3L40685
Result inc Premium: £6,210

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