Dealer’s 78-mile MGB goes up for sale

1992-reg­is­tered dis­play model ex­pected to sell for more than £25,000

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

An un­reg­is­tered MGB with just 78 miles on the clock has been put up for sale by a clas­sic car dealer in Lin­colnshire.

The Snap­dragon Yel­low road­ster – first reg­is­tered on 31 De­cem­ber 1992 – was bought new by Bri­tish Ley­land dealer, M R Brown in Louth, but the owner de­cided to use it as a dis­play model in his show­room.

The car re­mained in the owner’s fam­ily when the dealer went out of busi­ness. It’s now be­ing ad­ver­tised by Louth-based Wold­side Clas­sic and Sports Car.

The car is orig­i­nal in­side and out. The run­ning-in in­struc­tions are still in the wind­screen, the un­opened ra­dio fit­ting kit is in the glove­box and the op­tional body de­cal kit is in the boot. The car has the orig­i­nal V5, its orig­i­nal six-month tax disc, an un­opened tool kit, wet weather gear and spare key. It has a few scuffs ac­cu­mu­lated from its years on show­room dis­play but is oth­er­wise in un­used con­di­tion.

Wold­side di­rec­tor Neil Thomp­son says that he has al­ready had some of­fers for the car. ‘ The mar­ket would sug­gest that cars like this go for be­tween £25,000 and £35,000 and we’ve al­ready had some of­fers around that, but we’re not ex­pect­ing to sell it un­til spring. ‘We haven’t put an ex­act price on the ve­hi­cle be­cause we think it could gen­er­ate some in­ter­est­ing of­fers con­sid­er­ing the fact that it is un­touched and un­reg­is­tered.’ ❚ www.wold­side­clas­sics.co.uk

Life as a show­room dis­play model means MG has just 78 miles on it. Snap­dragon Yel­low paint has a few scuffs, but the car is a genuine time­warp.

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