The rubber-bumpered MGB is much maligned. They may have lost the sharper outline of the earlier cars and the rise in ride height may have affected the handling (though not by much) but they are still a fun car, and in GT form they are a practical fun car. And they do have one thing the earlier cars don’t have: a lower price tag.
This GT has a full-length Webasto sun-roof which provides nearly all the benefits of the Roadster without the drawbacks of draughts, leaks, and potential toupee trauma. It also has a set of rather nice Minilite-style alloys which are so much more raffish than the staid Rubery Owen style (ah, so that's where Rostyle comes from - Ed).
The car has done fewer than 3,00 miles in the last ten years but it has been regularly attended to. It was serviced in June 2017 at a cost of £264, and in September it had a new servo fitted (£477) with new rear shoes in October (and the master cylinder looks fairly new, too). A set of tyres were fitted last year (£275) and there is also a stainless steel exhaust system.
NGO 38P is a good-looking, down-to-earth GT with a good-looking, down-to-earth estimate. It would make an economical and painless introduction to classic car ownership with little to concern a novice enthusiast. There is one advisory on the MOT (to August 2018) – 'offside king-pin slight play' – but that’s easily fixed. So why is it for sale? The vendor has lost his garaging space. His cloud; your silver lining.