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1965 MG MGB Mk I Roadster Iris Blue Convertible 1.8L 4-Cylinder 58,191 Miles

Make: MG
Model: MGB
SubModel: Mk I Roadster
Type: Convertible
Trim: Mk I Roadster
Year: 1965
Mileage: 58191
VIN: GHN3L51170
Color: Blue
Engine: 1.8L 4-Cylinder
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

1965 MG MGB Mk I Roadster Additional Info:

1965 MG MGB Mark I Roadster - ALL DOCUMENTATION - Fully Restored in 2015 to Factory Specs - Factory Iris Blue Paint - 1.8L 4 Cylinder - 58k Original Miles - Pull Door Handles - 5 Main Bearing Motor - Thousands Invested - Always Garage Kept (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1965 MGB Roadster on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs... of this vehicle due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, please go to our main website: GarageKeptMotors.)  "The world's favorite British sports car." –Hemmings Sport and Exotic, December 2012  In a real sense, every sports car ever made owes a debt to the British two-seaters that delighted American servicemen during World War II. The open-air, hug-the-curves, small two-seater driving experience captivated the Yanks, even as the soldiers' often-enthusiastic driving styles sometimes drew disapproving frowns from the local populace. Among British sports cars, the MG brand was by far the most successful, and that success exploded in 1962 with the launch of the MGB. Over the next eighteen years more than a half-million MGBs would be built at the company's Abingdon, England works.  The timeless appeal of an MGB is driven by its compelling combination of characteristics. Foremost among them is the pure driving experience, especially in the roadsters. Visually, the car's design aesthetic has not lost any of its captivating delight to this day. The interiors of the cars have a cockpit-like focus with their crisp Smiths gauges, overall simplicity, and classic British style with just enough creature comfort to make long drives fun. From an owner-involvement standpoint, the ability to easily source replacement parts from multiple suppliers combined with the model's straightforward, serviceable mechanicals meant "driveway mechanics" could be just that. The many MG owners clubs attest to the model's special emotional connection. MGB owners always wave when they meet each other on the open road.  The 1965 MGB roadster offered here is a stunning, fully restored example in Iris Blue paint over black vinyl interior. It is a collector-desired "transition" car featuring the stronger 5-bearing engine and pull-type door handles. Most compelling of all, the car is fully documented. Its 2015 restoration took a low-mileage MGB to a high degree of execution, all faithful to its original build specifications. (The restoration work was performed by a retired racecar designer-mechanic in Indianapolis; photos, invoices and other documentation accompany the car.) The original and rebuilt 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is absolutely pristine, as is the rest of the car. The exterior color is original to the car. A host of accessories are included: the original-equipment convertible top and frames, the original steering wheel, the original radiator (an aluminum upgraded radiator is installed), tonneau cover, custom individual roll bars, chrome fire extinguisher, car cover, floor jack and more. This is as exceptional an MGB Roadster as exists anywhere.  While keeping the car garaged and confining outings to good weather, the current owner added some 7,000 miles since the renovation. Still, in all, the car has only traveled some 58,000 miles since new. This MGB's been garage-kept, but it's no garage queen. We're happy to have it here at GarageKeptMotors until its next fortunate owner falls under its spell. If the weather's good, it'll be all ready for an open-air road-trip to its new home.