Stan Mountford, the present owner, bought this vehicle in October 1988 as a non-runner having been off the road for about two years. The state it was in meant the only option was dismantling and rebuilding with a new body shell. The next 18 months were spent bringing it back to a road worthy condition. It is now in regular use completing over 80,000 miles. Originally the MGB was rated at 67 bhp and had a claimed top speed of 108mph (perhaps downhill with a following wind), but with an uprated engine and handling kit, this car is around 97 bhp can do rather better.
When TV’s Channel Five recorded a programme called “The Dream Machine” in which classic cars were restored and demonstrated this car was featured and driven by racing driver Amanda Stretton, around tracks at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.