1966 MG B

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
When the MG A had been announced in 1955, it had set new standards for MG in terms of performance and styling, but by the beginning of the 1960s it was becoming slightly out-dated. Sports car design had moved up a gear, particularly in terms of comfort and the prospective sports car buyer was demanding more sophistication than the MGA was able to deliver. For MG's sake, the replacement needed to offer better performance and a greater degree of comfort. History has now shown that the new car did have these features, for it was the venerable MG B, a car which was to sell over five times the numbers of MG A. Like the Austin-Healey Sprite and later the MG Midget, the MG B was to be of unitary construction which brought a number of advantages. The design of the body was such that the individual panels when welded together produced box-like structures of immense strength. The engine and transmission came directly