1965 MGB Historic Rally Car
Asking Price: £25,950
1965 MGB Roadster Historic Rally Car
Registration Number - BWF 788C
Chassis Number - G-HN3/53491-G
Engine Number - 18GB-RU-H/5121
Built and prepared to Works FIA specification by renowned specialists Brown & Gammons, MG motorsport and Vince Higgs 'BWF 788C' is a well known and highly competitive historic rally car, which until recently remained in single family ownership from new here in the UK.
This fantastic motorcar has competed in the following events to name a few;
- Rallye des Alpes - 1994
- Manx Classic - 2 Class Wins
- Rallye des Alpes - 1999
- MGCC Silverstone Enduro - Class Win 1999
- Classic Malts Rally - 2nd in class 1999
- Le Jog - 2000
- Pomeroy Trophy - 2001 11th Overall
- Classic Malts Rally - 2002 Class Win
- Moss Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship - 2002
- Pomeroy Trophy - 2003 8th
- Tour Brittania - 2008 Class Win
Detailed within this cars vast history file are bills totalling almost £60,000.
During it's preparation the emphasis naturally was on performance and lightness, however strength and safety were top of the list. The minimum weight specified by the FIA is 840 kilograms, this car thanks to and Aluminium bonnet and works spec rear valance weighs just 900 kilograms.
MOT and scrutineering tests are always passed with ease.
The engine is a 1,840cc Oselli Stage 2, further improved by MG Motorsport, incorporating a high-lift camshaft, lightened flywheel and strengthened rockers. Good and strong, it breathes via a single Weber carburettor, revs to 6,200 and produces 148bhp. Power is transmitted via a Helix paddle clutch to a later four-synchro gearbox with competition overdrive, and thence to a limited-slip differential and strengthened competition half-shafts. Although intended for historic rallying, it would not take much work to turn the MG into a circuit racer should the new owner so desire.
The interior incorporates a full Safety Devices roll cage, Ridgard racing seats and Willans harnesses, all FIA approved. Instrumentation includes a period Breitling stopwatch, MiG jet fighter chronograph, cockpit clock and twin trip meter, Terratrip dashboard, all well thought out and correctly positioned for the navigator. The car comes complete with an original works hardtop complete with vent.
To be sold accompanied by a Heritage certificate, a substantial quantity of previous MOT certificates dating back to 1992, Swansea V5C and FIVA identity card. Although the car does not have current FIA HTP papers, all that is required to gain these is to change front valance to a type without vents and to attach bumpers.
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