Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The MGB, launched in September 1962, was initially planned to have a product life of ten years. However, fears that American safety legislation might ban convertibles, the financial constraints created by the chaos inside British Leyland along with the management’s Triumph bias all threatened to prevent a new car being developed. Instead, the MGB continued selling well, especially in its primary market of America, testament to the genius of MG stylist Don Hayter and the car’s enduring appeal. However, from September 1974, like many other cars of the same era, it was fitted with heavy Bayflex-90 Polyurethane bumpers and had its ride-height raised by 4cm in order to meet stringent US safety legislation. Shop here

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