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 94 BHP. It was the top selling sportscar 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 fourth in class behind 2 Carrera 4 cam powered Porsches. Since then the MGB has become a popular choice for club racers especially in America.
This example is a well known MGB competition car amongst the South African Classic Car racing circles with racing history dating back to 1985. It is competitive and built to a high standard with the following specification:
- Sebring style front and rear valence
- Opel front discs and calipers.
- VW rear discs and calipers
- Willwood brake master
- Brake bias valve.
- Front and rear performance springs.
- T9 5 speed gearbox - Original close ratio gearbox included
- Light weight ally bell housing plate
- LS Diff
- 6 x 14” Motorlite 4 stud alloy rims
- Roller rocker arm bearings with high lift cam
- Webber 45 carb with goose neck inlet manifold and heat shielding
- Van Der Linde performance exhaust. Ceramic coated with 2 x boxes;
- 123 programmable distributer;
- Double core radiator with electric fan;
- Electric fuel pump;
- Sump with baffles;
- 10.6:1 compression. Rings and bearing replaced approximately 20 hours ago.