The quintessential English sports car that has remained in every petrol head’s heart.
It is the most popular sports car ever made, and brought the swinging sixties cool of two seaters within reach of the ordinary road-lover for the first time.
But it wasn’t just its stylish elegance that made waves. The MGB two-seater monocoque design was torsionally stiff and way ahead of its time. It was safe, fun to drive and comfortable at a time when sports cars weren’t, while simple robust components made it practical, reliable and, importantly, profitable to build. And it took motorsports by storm: as the ONLY single car ever to win its Class at the Le Mans 24 hour race (1963) and the Monte Carlo Rally (1964); a remarkable achievement.
An MGB also won the world’s longest ever motor race, the 1966 84 hour Nurburgring Marathon de la Route because it just kept going while Ferraris, Porsches and other exotics gradually failed. It’s glamorous, James Bond used one, while at the same time classless and restrained.