1966 MGB Roadster

Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 81139 miles
Colour: Red

The lovely little British Roadster, the MGB has been admired around the world by collectors, with its fantastic entry point into the collections of old-timers.

The MGB was a two-door sports car that was manufactured and marketed from 1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation. Production and development of the MGB started at least as early as 1958.  The form was a continuous, contemporary design in 1962, utilizing a singular form, instead of the traditional body-on-frame structure used on the MGA and MG T-types and the MGB’s competitor, the Triumph TR chain. However, elements such as the brakes and suspension were maturing from the earlier 1955 MGA, with the B-Series engine having its dawning in 1947. The light design decreased production costs while increasing overall vehicles sturdiness. Wind-up windows were typical, and a pleasant driver’s chamber provided a substantial amount of legroom. A parcel shelf was installed behind the seats.

The MGB attained a 97 km/h time of over 11 seconds. The three-bearing 1,798 cc B-Series engine generated 71 kW at 5,400 rpm – improved in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft. From 1975, US-market MGB engines had been fine-tuned to meet merit excellence, ride height was expanded by 25 mm, and particular rubber bumpers were installed to meet bumper standards.

The MGB was ranked as one of the first cars to report in controlled crumple zones outlined to safeguard the driver and passenger at 48 km/h collision with a secure barrier.

Our MGB was purchased by the current owner in March of 2000 in excellent all-around condition. She is a stunning Roadster that is in good condition as she stands currently with a clean engine bay. She is fitted with a beautiful black leather interior upholstery with redlining, which in turn complements the vibrant red exterior. She has a soft roof and removable hardtop cover in good condition, that is suitable for taking her on a day out despite the weather.

Her owner has taken great care of her in terms of work completed. She was fitted with a new clutch in 2019 and minor rust was repaired on the front fenders. She was then upgraded with a 5 speed full Syncro gearbox to really make her move seamlessly. In 2015 the back brake drums were replaced and in 2020 new distributor leads were fitted. Just to ensure she was really up to the classic market standard, the fuel tank was replaced, a new petrol pump was fitted as well as SU float jets this year!

She is a stunner of a girl, that literally cannot wait to get out and be road-bound. Cruising all that our roads have to offer. If you are looking for a neat collector’s item to add to your collection or if you just want to have a little fun, then she’s definitely for you!

 

Location:

Road and Race Automotive, Cape Town

Contact:

Taylor – +27 (0) 64 350 1954

Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784

Antony – +27 (0) 74 456 4672

Landline – +27 (0) 21 200 5775

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1966 MGB Roadster

Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 81139 miles
Colour: Red

The lovely little British Roadster, the MGB has been admired around the world by collectors, with its fantastic entry point into the collections of old-timers.

The MGB was a two-door sports car that was manufactured and marketed from 1962 until 1980 by the British Motor Corporation. Production and development of the MGB started at least as early as 1958.  The form was a continuous, contemporary design in 1962, utilizing a singular form, instead of the traditional body-on-frame structure used on the MGA and MG T-types and the MGB’s competitor, the Triumph TR chain. However, elements such as the brakes and suspension were maturing from the earlier 1955 MGA, with the B-Series engine having its dawning in 1947. The light design decreased production costs while increasing overall vehicles sturdiness. Wind-up windows were typical, and a pleasant driver’s chamber provided a substantial amount of legroom. A parcel shelf was installed behind the seats.

The MGB attained a 97 km/h time of over 11 seconds. The three-bearing 1,798 cc B-Series engine generated 71 kW at 5,400 rpm – improved in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft. From 1975, US-market MGB engines had been fine-tuned to meet merit excellence, ride height was expanded by 25 mm, and particular rubber bumpers were installed to meet bumper standards.

The MGB was ranked as one of the first cars to report in controlled crumple zones outlined to safeguard the driver and passenger at 48 km/h collision with a secure barrier.

Our MGB was purchased by the current owner in March of 2000 in excellent all-around condition. She is a stunning Roadster that is in good condition as she stands currently with a clean engine bay. She is fitted with a beautiful black leather interior upholstery with redlining, which in turn complements the vibrant red exterior. She has a soft roof and removable hardtop cover in good condition, that is suitable for taking her on a day out despite the weather.

Her owner has taken great care of her in terms of work completed. She was fitted with a new clutch in 2019 and minor rust was repaired on the front fenders. She was then upgraded with a 5 speed full Syncro gearbox to really make her move seamlessly. In 2015 the back brake drums were replaced and in 2020 new distributor leads were fitted. Just to ensure she was really up to the classic market standard, the fuel tank was replaced, a new petrol pump was fitted as well as SU float jets this year!

She is a stunner of a girl, that literally cannot wait to get out and be road-bound. Cruising all that our roads have to offer. If you are looking for a neat collector’s item to add to your collection or if you just want to have a little fun, then she’s definitely for you!

 

Location:

Road and Race Automotive, Cape Town

Contact:

Taylor – +27 (0) 64 350 1954

Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784

Antony – +27 (0) 74 456 4672

Landline – +27 (0) 21 200 5775