The MGB is probably the world’s best-loved classic car – and if you’re looking for a weekend toy, you’ve probably already considered one. However, we take a contemporary view of the legendary sports car, and trace it’s long history, and how it slipped out of view in 1980. B is for Bestseller o this day, [...]
The replacement for the Austin-Healey 3000 never took off, thanks in part to a poor press launch, says Keith Adams. First published in The Independent, 4 July 2006. Classic boo-boo BRITAIN in the 1960s was a brilliant place for a single guy with money in his pocket and a hankering for something sporty to park [...]
WORK on a new MG sports car was a running theme within Austin Rover and the Rover from 1984 onwards. The success of the MG “M” models had kept the flame of the Octagon alive, but what people wanted – and what market researchers repeatedly told the company was that the public wanted – was [...]
The 250,000th MGB is produced at Abingdon in the prescence of Austin Morris boss the George Turnbull. The car, a blaze left hand drive MGB GT is given away in a sweepstake in the USA in September 1971.