Quite possibly the best known small British sportscar of all time, the MGB was first introduced in 1964 – in Roadster form – and production continued until 1980, by which time over half a million (of all variants) had been produced. The car still has a large following to this day and a good support network through specialist suppliers and an owners club.
Whilst there were relatively few changes were made to the drivetrain of the 4-cylinder models during their life, the bodywork came in for a substantial visual revision with the 1974 model year, when the original chrome bumpers were replaced with new, steel-reinforced black rubber bumpers front and rear (as with the vehicle here), to meet new US impact regulations. This had some effect on handling and ride height, which were addressed with suspension revisions made in 1977.
This Roadster was first registered in Sheffield in early 1978 and spent its life in the UK until 2007 when acquired by a Jersey-based owner. In a largely original spec, the car received bodywork renovation and a respray prior to import to Jersey and has been well cared for with limited use subsequently.