MG B

1964

21 000 €

  • 46 344 Miles odometer reading
  • 1.8L Straight 4 by BMC
  • Manual, 4-speed gearbox with Overdrive

About

1964 MG MGB

The MG B marked a pivotal step in the evolution of the sports car when it pioneered a lightweight frameless unit body structure with exceptional rigidity. It was the antithesis of the cart-sprung, flexible frame MGs that had preceded it. The MG B was so successful that it remained In production for two decades, the last automobile produced at MG’s famed Abingdon works and the proud final chapter in a long and distinguished history of open MG sports cars. Powered by a 1789 cc engine that delivered 94 horsepower at 5500 rpm, it had such features as front disc brakes and the luxury of rollup windows and standard vent windows. Although the wheelbase was 3 inches shorter than the MG A it replaced, the MG B also provided more interior room.

With a reliable powertrain, disk brakes and four-speed transmission, a leather interior and wooden-rimmed steering wheel the MGB is the quintessential easy to live-with british sports car.

Model presented

This 1964 MG B Roadster was purchased new in Luxembourg by Air Force pilot John Varvi while he was stationed in Germany. We learn from the original sales invoice accompanying the car that in addition to the 1978 USD base price, M Varvi spent 41 USD for the optional heater, 17 dollars for a foldable top, 21 dollars for the tonneau cover and a hefty 160 dollars for the optional overdrive! 

The car quickly became part of the family and when the Varvi family moved back to the US it was broght along. In fact it remained in the Varvi family it’s entire life, making this MGB a real one-owner vehicle. A thick folder containing all maintenance receipts show that the car wa duly attented to whenever needed.

An early example and therefore one of the more pure, rare and desirable examples most easily distinguished by their pull-handle doors instead of the button-operated handles of later cars. It is finished in light blue and has a black interior piped in black, black vinyl convertible top and top boot, rare disk wheels, blackwall radial tires and proper original three-spoke steering wheel. In addition to its desirability as a pull-handle car, this MG B has simply outstanding history and condition.

Not rare in the quantitative sense, this early example with known history and a highly desirable original condition is an unique opportunity.

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