The MGB was first introduced in May 1962 as a direct replacement for the MGA. Performance was brisk with power supplied by a 1,798cc four cylinder iron block engine set within a monocoque lightweight body shell with crumple zones incorporated.
October 1965 saw the introduction of the GT and was based on the already popular roadster. Designed by Pininfarina, the new GT sported a hatchback giving useful access to the rear luggage space and a rear bench seat that enabled the car to be called a 2+2. Although acceleration was slightly slower than the roadster, top speed was better by 5mph due to the increased aerodynamic efficiency.
A UK delivered car, this excellent little sports car is described to be a good straight example. Previously the car was lightly modified to change the switch gear from knobs to toggle switches for taking part in Le Mans. The car also features overdrive and in 2016 the current owner used the vehicle to compete in the Trois Rally in France.