The MGB replaced the MGA in 1962 and offered greater levels of comfort and practicality. It was the first MG with a monocoque body with the B series engine from the MGA retained and bored out to 1798cc producing 94BHP. It was the top-selling sports car in the world with over 500 000 examples sold and remains a popular classic car today due to being easy to run and supported by a worldwide industry of service providers.
MGB competition cars:
The first race for an MGB competition car was a pair of works entries at Sebring in 1963. An MG dealer with works support entered the following year finishing 3rd and 4th in class behind two Carrera 4 cam-powered Porsches. Since then the MGB has become a popular choice for club racers, especially in America.