Lot 2103

Description:

1976 MGB Roadster
Reg. no. UAB 645R
Chassis no. GHN5-405758G
Engine no. 10200
First registered on the 1st August 1976, this MGB still has it\'s first owner\'s British Leyland passport in the glovebox. With five subsequent owners, this now vermillion red example with black upholstery has been restored over many years since 1984. UAB 645R was converted to chrome bumpers, and has had the engine bored out to 1950cc, modified and tuned by Oselli to \'stage two\' fast road spec. It has also had upgraded brakes and suspension in addition to electronic ignition. The car benefits from overdrive on 3rd and 4th and, being one of the \'transitional\' cars, it has the o/d switch on the windscreen wiper stalk - the best possible place for easy operation. Our vendor tells us that the car has correct oil pressure both on start-up and when warm, and is a delight to drive, with vast amounts of torque and acceleration. The car has never been dyno\'d, but performance is estimated to be about 40% up on standard, approximately 135 to 140bhp. There is also an Oselli tubular inlet manifold, a stainless steel exhaust manifold and a tuned exhaust system, which provides a really great sound track to any journey.
There is a very full and comprehensive history file with the car and we are told that the body is very sound and cosmetically pretty good, though not concours. Over the years various panels have been replaced where necessary, but there is still some minor bubbling around two of the hood studs on the off-side. There are also two patches of micro-blistering which have been assessed as being either moisture under the paint or the application of a second coat before the first was properly dry. Otherwise the car presents well and is offered with a V5c, a current MOT that expires in March 2019 and a selection of bills.

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£7,500 - 8,000

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Not sold


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