2007 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction
1964 MGB MKI Roadster
|Engine||In-line 4-cylinder, 1798cc|
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The evergreen MGB is, quite simply, the most popular sports car ever made in Britain and as an affordable, practical and thoroughly enjoyable two-seater, still has tremendous appeal today. The MGB was the final - and most successful - real sports car to wear the famous Octagon badge to many enthusiasts, offering the early Sixties genuinely sporting performance at a price just about anyone could afford. With plenty of punch available from the 95 bhp 1.8-litre engine and safe, predictable handling thanks to well-sorted suspension, the MGB also had monocoque construction for added stiffness. Lockheed disc brakes up front made for safe braking and BMC ensured the cars built to a high standard to safeguard crucial export markets like America. The MGB was an unqualified success, with over half a million sold over an eighteen year production run, and today there are numerous clubs and specialists around the world to provide invaluable support for the owner. The early 'Bs, such as the example found here, are keenly sought after for their purity of style and Sixties detailing.