For sale on behalf of one of our loyal customers, we are delighted to present this 1966 MGB, finished in its original specification of Tartan red with black leather trim and fitted with overdrive, chrome wire wheels, heater, pack away hood and anti-roll bar. First registered on June 1st 1966 and supplied via University Motors of London, the car has had just 9 owners in its 52 year life; the most recent of which has been its custodian for the last 20 years. In 2012, this MG underwent a full mechanical and structural restoration by the MG Owners Club, with bills totalling £13,000.
The restoration was both comprehensive and faithful to the car’s original build in terms of trim colour and mechanical specification, with the exception of upgraded servo brakes and a Halogen headlight conversion to aid modern driving and the car remains in exceptional condition today.
Cosmetically, this MGB presents beautifully, with uniform panel fit, lovely paint and great brightwork, complimented by a period-correct interior in similarly excellent condition; the car has clearly been much loved and very well maintained – we have looked after her for the last 5 years, so we can attest that it’s as good underneath as it is on top.
The car comes with a comprehensive history file, covering expenditure and maintenance over the last 20 years. The MGOC valuation from 2015 conservatively values the car at £14,000, which we believe represents exceptionally good value for such a beautifully presented and well maintained car, with great accompanying provenance.
We’ve maintained MGB’s since they were in series production at Abingdon and it’s our view that it’s only a matter of time before they start to appreciate in value well beyond the £20,000 mark; with the earlier ‘pull handle’ cars already moving into that bracket. This car comes from the golden period of production before performance and character were watered down by the Leyland accountants. As a 1966 registered car, this MG is eligible to attend all the best events on the classic motoring calendar, including the Goodwood Revival.
If you’re looking for a beautifully presented car that’s original is appearance, has been well restored by genuine marque experts and has been both well loved and maintained by its long term owners, then we would highly recommend this car for viewing at our rural workshop just outside of Melton Mowbray. You won’t be disappointed.
RH Classics is one of the UK’s most respected historic car specialists with over 30 years expertise in the restoration and maintenance of Jaguar, MG, Porsche, Ferrari and Triumph motor cars.