MG MGB Roadster Mk I – 1964

MG B 1.8 Roadster Mk I

– in the Netherlands since 1997
– early example (spoon door) with steel dashboard
– wire wheels
– very clean, rust free condition
– luggage rack and windscreen
– engine overhauled in 2021

The MG B: a popular roadster as it should be: lightweight, agile and a pleasure to drive. This is a beautiful, rust-free example beautifully finished in burgundy with wire wheels. It was produced in 1964, making it an early produced and sought-after example (production began in 1963). The distinctive door handles of this generation resulted in the nickname ‘spoon door’. The car has been in the Netherlands since 1995. In the past, the car was restored which included repainting the paintwork, which is still in nice condition. The interior breathes an English atmosphere with its classic dashboard and beautiful wooden steering wheel. The convertible top is in very good condition. Technically, the car has been well maintained at ”Garage de Basis” in Leeuwarden an oldtimer specialist. In 2021, the engine was overhauled, the front brake calipers were replaced. The engine compartment and boot look clean and dry. The fits of the sills, wings, doors, bonnet and boot lid are good and indicate a damage-free past. The car comes complete with the luggage rack, windshield, tonneau cover, spare wheel and a Dutch-language sales brochure describing the car’s technology and driving characteristics, among other things. The wire wheels are on recent Vredestein Classic tyres with ample tread. Incidentally, these wire wheels were optional at the time – just like the heater and luggage rack present on this example. In short: a beautiful example of an iconic car ready for summer to put a smile on your face.

General information about the MG B
The MG B succeeded the MG A in 1963, a car that was already quite popular for MG – part of The British Motor Company (BMC) – with over 100,000 units. The MG B would be produced until 1980 and even more of these were eventually produced: over half a million units. Besides the roadster, other variants were also produced such as the MG B GT three-door 2+2 coupe (1965-1980), the six-cylinder MG C (1967-1969), and the eight-cylinder MG B GT V8. With its 1.8-litre engine and 95 hp, the MG B was a lot more powerful than the 1.6-litre MG A. In addition to performance and handling, the MG B had to score highly in terms of safety and affordability. This combination made the car a great success. The bodywork is self-supporting and the low centre of gravity and use of aluminium body parts ensures a low weight of 970 KG and a high degree of agility. The independent suspension system then adds to comfort. In short: a great success in the height of the British car industry. An ideal classic for touring, holiday driving or just to cherish.

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Price 21.000
Kilometers 25,884 km
Color Red
Registration Dutch
Transmission Manual
Drive Type Rear
Engine 4 cylinder in-line 1.8L


Year 1964
Make MG
Model MGB
Seats 2
Doors 2
Drive Type Rear
Transmission Type Manual
Fuel Type Gasoline
Engine Displacement (cc) 1798
Engine Displacement (ci) 110
Engine Location Front
Engine Type in-line
Engine (l) 1.8
Engine Cylinders 4
Engine Max Power (HP) 89
Engine Max Power (kW) 66
Engine Max Power (PS) 90
Engine Max Power RPM 5400
Engine Max Torque (NM) 149
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft) 110
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m) 15
Engine Max Torque RPM 3000
Country United Kingdom