1964 MGB Roadster MK I. Early Pull Handle Model. Old English White with red leather and white piping, a red hood and a full red tonneau. Conceived in the late 1950s and launched in 1962, the MG B would turn out to be one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Attractively styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the ‘B’ carried on MG’s traditional role of providing affordable, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The B was mechanically similar to the preceding MG A, though with heavier, unitary construction bodyshell. To compensate for the newcomer’s increased weight the existing B-Series engine was stretched from 1622 to 1798cc, while the MG B’s aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the maximum available 95bhp to achieve a top speed which just bested the magic ‘ton’.
This early â€˜pull handleâ€™ MG B Roadster has had two previous owners from new, the second owner purchasing the car in 1982, just after the engine was replaced with, what it is understood to be, the correct three bearing unit. A restoration was started in the early eighties carrying out any repairs to the underside and replacing several body panels. A complete professional repaint was carried out in 2011 in Old English White, the red interior trim and carpets were replaced at the time of restoration in the early 1980â€™s and are still in lovely order today. Mechanically the car is very good, running on the correct silver painted wire wheels and has been fitted with a stainless-steel exhaust system. The low back seats, pack away hood, full tonneau cover and original steering wheel complete the look of this lovely MG. This roadster comes complete with a Heritage Certificate and a file containing bills, invoices and old MoT test certificates. A fresh MOT will be applied upon sale. You will not be disappointed with this wonderful classic and viewing is highly recommended. This is a vehicle that any enthusiast would be very proud to own. Please call us for any more information. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Delivery can be arranged