Try to imagine a beautiful summer day, the sun is shining and
youre driving down a country road, traffic is sparse and youre driving a
classic British roadster. Soothing thoughts ?
Well the MGB has every single ingredient of the classic British roadster.It
has a beautiful and pure shape and vintage rear drive handling that is forgiving,
its also simple and robust. Of course it isnt fast by modern standards (at
least in four cylinder variants), but its engine has enough torque, even for the
enthusiastic driver. And though it is extremely popular with over half a million produced,
its rare enough to make you feel different in the every day ocean of modern tin
This homepage will give you an insight of the MGB
experience, with the joys and pains of owning one of these classic cars. We will also be
giving you an in-depth view of its lesser known siblings, the MGC, MGB GT V8, its nineties
version the RV8 and its descendent the MGF.
The MGB was launched in September 1962 as the successor
of the MGA. In place of the MGAs separate chassis was MGs first unitary
bodyshell which made the car stiffer than other contemporary sports cars, although it made
it rather heavy too. Its mechanical components were mainly based on the MGAs parts,
the main difference being a 1.8 liter evolution of BMCs B series engine.
Its advantage compared to its forbear was an unprecedented level of
comfort for a traditional sports car, which makes the B usable even today as everyday
transport. Differences include softer suspension, wind up windows, better seats, bigger
boot and cockpit.
Not only was the MGB well received by the press at its introduction, it
also soon became the fastest selling MG of all time.