September 2016 – 1964 MGB Roadster

History

Body number 41,472, built between July 7-10, 1964, the car was shipped to Belfast on July 14th. It returned to England, via Wales, in 1978 and was restored in 2002/3 with a new engine being added in 2014.

Iris appeared on the front cover of Classic & Sports Car in April 2015 and carried Usain Bolt at the opening ceremony of the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in July 2015.

Owner: Richard & Gill Martin
Make/model: MGB Roadster
Month/year of manufacture: July 1964
Colour: Iris Blue
Engine size/type: 1798cc, 4-cylinder, 3-bearing
BHP: 95
Top speed: 108 mph
Gearbox type: 4-speed, synchromesh on 2nd and 4th, overdrive on 3rd and 4th
Area:  Abingdon, Oxon
Date purchased: April 2010
Pet name of car: “Iris”

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