1962 MG MGB Roadster / GHN3L/112 Vehicle Information

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

1962 MG MGB photograph

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Roadster
Chassis #: GHN3L/112
Engine #: ADO 23-1087
Sold for $104,500 at 2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction.
Sold for $88,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection.
For the 1964 12 Hours of Sebring, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) put their support behind the race team of San Francisco BMC dealer Kjell Qvale. The English Company sent three MG Bs, fitted with race prepared engines, lightweight panels and competition parts. Joe Huffaker, Qvale's competition manager, added his expertise and talents to the cars by further tuning and preparing them for the race.

This light blue car wearing race number 48 was driven by Jim Adams and Merle Brennan to an impressive fourth-in-class finish and 22nd overall in its racing debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring event. After Sebring, the car was sold to William Schmidt of California, who continued to add to its racing resume by competing in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Production Class. To comply with the SCCA rules, the lightweight aluminum body parts were removed and so were the Weber carburetors. All of the parts were retained by Schmidt and subsequently passed along to later owners.

In 1968, the car was sold to William R. Smith of California who used it in SCCA events. It was sold in 1974 to Mac Townsend of California who did not race the car during his 10 years of ownership. In 2002, the owner at the time began a restoration, bringing it back to its 1964 Sebring configuration. The original lightweight hood, front fenders, deck lid and door panels were fitted. Its mechanical components were also brought back to original configuration. Upon completion, the car was shown at the HMSA Sebring Reunion at Laguna Seca in 2004 and also appeared in Classic Motorsports, Vintage Race Car Journal and Sports Car International magazines.

In 2009, this MG B Lightweight Competition car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was expected to sell for $100,000 - $150,000. Sadly, bidding failed to satisfy the cars reserve and the lot was left unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2020


2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection

Sale Price :
USD $88,000

2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $150,000 
Lot was not sold

2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $104,500

1962 MG MGB Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 MG B Mk1 Roadster
Chassis#: 700
Sold for USD$19,953
  2019 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1962 MG MGB Lightweight
Chassis#: GHN 3L/112
Sold for USD$88,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
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1962 MGB Roadster
Sold for USD$7,140
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1962 MG Mark II 1600
Sold for USD$24,000
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring
 
1962 MGB Roadster
Sold for USD$22,127
  2008 Coys Auction -Brands Hatch
 
1962 MG B Sebring Race Car
Chassis#: MGB000114
Sold for USD$60,500
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1962 MG B Sebring Race Car
Chassis#: GHN3L/112
Sold for USD$104,500
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
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Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 MG MGB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 MG B Convertible 1800 CC, 4-SpeedGHN3L11172012 Mecum Anaheim, CA$17,000  
1962 MG MGB 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $100,000$150,000

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