MG B Roadster
What we say about our MGB Roadster...
A common sight in 1970's Blighty, the MGB GT and Roadster were the firstof middle class sports car enthusiasts with powerful 1800cc engines, great road handling, 2+2 seating on the GT and a look to die for.
Every bit a driver's car, the MGB outsold its rivals many times over and has become an icon of the era. Get your flares stuck between the pedals. It's great fun with the roof down, and the equally sporty GT version has the convenience of passenger space (of nanometric proportions of course).
What the Experts Say...
The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965. The six-cylinder MGC debuted in 1967; a later derivative fitted with the Buick-based Rover V8 was made from 1973 to 1976.
MGB/MGC production continued until October 1980 variously by the British Motor Corporation and its successors, British Motor Holdings and British Leyland Motor Corporation.
All MGBs (except the V8 version) utilized the BMC B-Series engine. This engine was essentially an enlarged version of that used in the MGA with displacement being increased from 1622 cc to 1798 cc. The earlier cars used a three main bearing crankshaft until mid-1965, when a five-bearing crankshaft design was introduced. Horsepower was rated at 95 bhp on both 3 main bearing and earlier 5-bearing cars with peak power coming at 5400 rpm with a 6000 rpm redline. Torque output on all MGB is good with a peak of 110 lb·ft (150 N·m) Fuel consumption was around 25mpg.
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1800cc, 4 cylinder, 95 BHP
Manual 4 Speed with Overdrive
Rear Wheel Drive
Red with Black Leather Interior
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