MGBs are steadily growing in value while more exotic choices slip from the heights


by Classic Car |
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Broad appeal matched with plentiful supply has insulated the MGB from market volatility in the past, and the classic car price boom of recent years only saw modest growth from these evergreen roadsters and coupés. But the current market price correction is also leaving them unscathed. In fact, as the new world order of prices establishes itself, the MGB Roadster MkII built from 1967-1971 finds itself in the top 20 price guide movers, charted in the latest issue.

Values are up 7.1% since our last update, taking rough cars at £2.5k, tidy, usable examples at £5.5k, fault-free cars £11.25k and concours contenders £15k. Despite having a bit of a surge, these optimal models with the early looks but later refinements are still great value. Even the more collectable MkI cars can be bought for £3k-16.5k in equivalent condition after a more measured 3.7% rise. The biggest rise is claimed by the MkIII Roadster at 10%, allowing these plastic-bumpered cars built from 1975-1980 to play some catch-up. £1.25k-11k buys one, depending on condition.

Price Guide Movers is part of 16 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, Price Guide Quarterly in conjunction with Hagerty classic car insurance and the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.

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