– 1975 MG B GT
– delivered as a “rubber boat” (nicknamed for its bumpers)
– visual appearance altered to resemble the pre-1974 chrome model
– popular colour combination: British racing green paint with beige leather interior
– part-restored and re-painted several years ago
– traces of use appropriate for a 44 year-old car
– 1.8 litre petrol engine with 68 kW (92 hp) and 4-speed manual gearbox
– replacement engine fitted at some point in the past
– German registration documents, valid technical approval until 08/2020 and historic plates
After seven years and over 100,000 units sold, the MGA was ripe for replacement in 1962. The successor, named MGB, featured a modern unibody layout with crumple zones. The engine was taken over from the MGA, but displacement grew to 1.8 litres, which enabled a power output of 70 kW (95 hp). At first, the roadster was the only available body style, this changed with the introduction of the MGB GT in 1965, a fixed-roof hatchback coupé designed by Pininfarina, which shared most components with the roadster, including the rigid floor pan.
A six-cylinder variant was sold as MGC from 1967-1969, and the MGB GT V8 from 1973-1976 featured a 3.5 litre Rover V8 engine. During the 18-year long production run, the standard MGB was subject to only minor modifications. A total of 523,836 cars had left the factory when production ceased in 1980.
Interestingly, 12 years after its discontinuation, the MGB was relaunched and from 1993 to 1995, another 2,000 units were built with new body panels, a 3.9 litre Rover V8 engine but otherwise comparatively few changes, and sold as MG RV8.