I was pleased with the MGB, because I'd worked on it from beginning to end, and we had a very good team. Without it, the car wouldn't have happened,' says Don Hayter, stylist of Britain's best-selling sports car ever. Yet when the managers, designers and engineers at MG's HQ in Abingdon, near Oxford, began discussing a replacement for the MGA, the fact that it would end up being one of the historic car scene's most enduring legends was far from their minds. Sometimes magic just happens, and that was certainly the case when MG conceived the B in the climate of 'make-do-and-mend' that went on to typify MG's parent companies.
The MGB emerged onto the market in August 1962 as a well-engineered, fun-to-drive roadster and went on to become a huge commercial hit
Published Dec 7th, 2015
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