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If you’re looking for an example of Abingdon’s baby grand tourer we reckon you’ll struggle to find a better example than this one. The car’s been in the possession of its current custodian since 1989, and in that time it’s had a staggering £47k in repairs lavished on it. A full restoration by Rees Brothers in 2006 included reconstructing this MG’s original shell by hand – apparently a Heritage shell, a popular route for MGB restorers, wasn’t considered to be of a high enough quality for the car’s exacting owner. At the same time a reconditioned engine and gearbox were fitted. It’s Damask Red rather than the original Tartan Red hue and the heated rear screen deviates from the factory specification, but it’s a fine example of money-no-object MG restoration. Since its overhaul it’s been kept in dry storage, and only covered 1000 miles. Is it the best ‘B GT out there?