1970 MGB MkII Roadster
|Engine||1.8L, 4 cylinder|
|Gearbox||4-Speed Manual w/Overdrive|
|Wheels||Chrome Wire Spoke|
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. To many enthusiasts, the Mark II open-topped MGB offers the best all-round package, combining all the charm and character of the original with a much-needed fully synchromesh gearbox and improved electrics, with an alternator replacing the dynamo fitted to earlier cars. Further changes were necessitated by new safety legislation, including a collapsible steering column and padded dashboard. The Mark II, announced in 1967, was further refined in 1969 with new Rostyle wheels, seats and a matt black front grille then, in 1970, a redesigned hood, smaller 15.5-inch diameter steering wheel and much better heater made the MGB even easier to live with. The Mark II retains the purity of the original design but is more enjoyable to drive and still makes a lot of sense as a classic sports car today.