June 2017 – 1971 MGB Roadster
Jan wanted a red car and when it arrived it almost caused a divorce. I assured her that it was red – after all, I reasoned, orange is a shade of red but she was not convinced. However, after an initial twenty seconds, bonding took place and the B was safe!
Not a great deal is known of the car’s history other than it spent most of its life in Yorkshire. Now, living at Banbury, it is only a few miles from its birthplace and we are pleased that it has returned home.
Owner: Mike & Jan Gething
Make/model: MGB Roadster
Month/year of manufacture: 1971
Engine size/type: 1798cc B Series
Top speed: 80mph
Gearbox type: 4 speed manual
Date purchased: 28th April 2012
Pet name of car: “The Clockwork Orange”