The MGB was a relatively modern design at the time of its introduction, utilizing a monocoque structure. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver's compartment offered plenty of legroom.
The MGB's performance was considered brisk at the time of its introduction, with a 0–60 mph (96 km/h) time of just over 11 seconds, aided by the relatively light weight of the car. Handling was one of the MGB's strong points. The engine was upgraded in October 1964 to a five-bearing crankshaft.. A majority of MGBs were exported to United States. Later MGBs were de-tuned for US compliance as well as a marked reduction in performance, the MGB gained an inch in ride height and the distinctive rubber bumpers which came to replace the chrome for all markets.
The MGB was one of the first cars to feature controlled crumple zones designed to protect the driver and passenger in a 30 mph impact with an immovable barrier.
This MGB has the benefit of being a pre ‘de-tuned’ chrome bumper model with the popular ‘Minilite’ alloy wheel upgrade. Extensively restored circa 2004 / 2005 to a very high standard ‘WKY’ remains in superb order today. ‘WKY’ is also fitted with as new black interior, lovely weather equipment with a perfect rear window, sports steering wheel and ‘MG’ embalmed gear knob. And if all this is not enough ‘WKY’ also qualifies for FREE ROAD TAX!
All this and a very sensible price, surely £2000 behind a 'MGB Specialist' asking price?
What more could you ask for!
Better photo's to follow once weather improves!!