Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1972 MGB Roadster

This beautiful MGB has had just four owners from new and spent from 1972 to 1998 with one lady owner in Bath. NGL 336L was supplied new in its current colour of White by Morning Star Motors Limited, Pulteney Road, Bath on the 24th August 1972 and we have a copy of the original bill of sale stating the selling price of £1469.8 plus delivery, number plates and road tax taking the total to £1512.08. The lady owner covered around 79,000 miles in the first 18 years and during 1990 the car was subject of a major restoration. The MG was used on a regular basis and often toured the Continent, travelling to France and Italy many times.

We have photographs and invoices totalling over £8,000 for a major body restoration that included new front wings, inner and outer sills, outriggers, floors, castle rails and rear wing quarters. The bare shell was professionally restored, prepared and re-painted to a very high standard. The MG was also treated to new chrome work, re-trimmed upholstery, new body rubbers and a new set of tyres. The MG was mechanically overhauled with new shock absorbers, new wheel cylinders, slave cylinder, water pump, exhaust system and all new ignition items. A substantial amount of detailed work was carried out to include lubricating window runners, replacing heater controls and any other items re-commissioned/replaced as necessary. The engine had been replaced earlier with a Goldseal unit and it was removed at the point of restoration and re-fitted in stunning, detailed condition.

In 1998 the MG was sold to its second owner in Mid Glamorgan, Wales who kept the car for eleven years. During the late 1990's the owner carried out various detailed improvements and had a walnut dash and walnut door handles fitted, had the boot re-carpeted, the hood replaced and regular servicing carried out. The MG was sold again in 2009, also based in South Wales and a fellow MG Club member and further improvements to include a new set of chrome wire wheels and stunning Beige leather upholstery were fitted. The MG has been used for various Club events and in 2012 attended Blenheim Palace for the MGB 50th Anniversary Event. NGL 336L was entered for ‘concours' judging and has attended many other events since. The MG first came to us in early 2015 and quickly sold to a local customer who parted with a pre-war Ford looking for some 1960's summer motoring.

NGL 336L has arrived back with us having covered around 31,000 miles since the major restoration. The car is mechanically first class and drives superbly with an excellent strong engine and four speed gearbox. The MG handles superbly with excellent steering, suspension and brakes. The car is a true delight to drive and can be described as impressive on the road. The interior has been more recently re-trimmed and is beautiful with exceptional seats, carpets and door cards. The dashboard is excellent and the car comes with an impressive hard top. The boot is nicely carpeted and the engine bay pristine and worthy of a car entered into an MG ‘concours' event. Chrome work is excellent and the chrome wire wheels look brand new. The bodyshell is still very impressive many years since rebuild with excellent straight panels. The car had previously suffered from micro-blistering so has recently been subject of a bare metal re-paint. As a result we can now confirm the MGB has an excellent glass paint finish and is ready to use and enjoy.

Price: £SOLD