1965 MGB Mk1 Roadster
Designed in the late 1950's and introduced to the public in 1962, the MGB was to become one of the most popular sports cars of all time. Beautifully styled, cheap to run and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the ‘B’ carried on MG’s traditional role of providing affordable, sports car motoring for the ordinary enthusiast. The MGB was mechanically similar to the previous MGA, though with unibody construction bodyshell unlike the MGA's separate chassis. To compensate for the newcomer’s increased weight, the existing B-Series four-cylinder engine was stretched to 1,798cc, while the MGB’s aerodynamically efficient lines made the most of the 95bhp. The MGB’s popularity remains undiminished today, one of the major factors being the continuing availability of spare parts and expertise, making it one of the easiest of classic sports cars to run and maintain and is certainly one of the most fun to drive.