1971 MGB Roadster, 1798cc. Registration number JTF 420K. Commission number G23N 031834. Engine number 18GG-RWE-H24886.
The MGB-GT was originally introduced in 1965. By 1967, incremental changes lead to the designation of Mark II (officially the 1968 model year). This model continued in production until August 1971, and was then superseded by the Mk III in October 1971, from chassis number 258004. Like the Mk I and II, the Mk III is a two-door 2+2 powered by a front-mounted, rear-wheel-drive 1798cc B Series engine. The Mark III had a revised interior, with centre console housing rocker switches and two vents in the middle. An armrest was fitted between the front seats, which now had nylon inserts.
JTF has come from a deceased estate, being the gentleman's pride and joy. It had been owned by Euan Dunbar of Chester in 1995, our vendor buying it in 2001. It has been fully restored, mainly in 2009/10, with an upgraded leather interior, burr walnut dash, mohair hood, brake servo, fuel tank 72 spoke wire wheels and book rack, the work was undertaken by Merlin Classic Cars Ltd. The car was stripped, doors off, wings off, glass out, engine out, then repairs to the metal where needed, the whole car was then painted including the engine, then reassembled.
Sold with the V5C and history folder, including receipts for parts.
Fees apply to the hammer price:
Room and Absentee Bids:
15% inc VAT*
Online and Autobids:
18.6% inc VAT*