The Ultimate Car Collection #19; MGB Roadster

 

Originally introduced as a convertible, a coupé (the hatchback "GT", almost a shooting brake) version, with 2+2 seating, was introduced in 1965. The MGB featured a four-cylinder petrol engine. A derivative model, called the "MGC" featured a six-cylinder engine and a later variant, the MGB GT V8, was fitted with the ex-Buick Rover V8 engine and was made from 1973 to 1976. Combined production volume of MGB, MGC and MGB GT V8 models was 523,836 cars.

The MGB was a relatively modern design at the time of its introduction. It utilized a monocoque structure that reduced both weight and manufacturing costs as well as adding chassis strength. This was a considerable improvement in comparison to that of the traditional body-on-frame construction used on the earlier MGA and T-type models as well as the MGB's rival, the Triumph TR series. The design included wind-up windows and a comfortable driver's compartment, with plenty of legroom and a parcel shelf behind the seats

The cars basic body design is said to be inspired by the Renault Floride

 

   
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