Sales of over half a million made the MGB Britain's most successful ever sports car. And the truth is that, more that three decades after production ceased, the MGB's classic lines, affordability, fun factor and certain 'rightness' mean that its enthusiastic following remains undiminished.
In MGB: The Illustrated History the authors, self-confessed 'B' enthusiasts both, recall the remarkable history of this remarkable car.
Originated with full co-operation and contributions from key members of the original design team, this book takes the reader behind the scenes at the world-famous MG factory at Abingdon, which closed its doors in 1980 with the demise of the MGB after 18 years in production.
The background to the MGB roadster's development is first recalled in the context of its immediate predecessor, the MGA, the various famous EX experimental models and the heritage of MG as a whole. Separate chapters then follow the development, introduction and production of the CT, MGC and V8. Further chapters on the MGB's competition successes and the RV8 complete the story.
Along with a feast of colour photographs and contemporary brochure material - enough to satisfy even the most ardent MGB lover - the book also features full-colour cutaway illustrations of the three main 'B' variants.
Now fully revised and updated to mark 50 years of the MOB, this new edition will appeal to MGB owners past, present and future as well as classic car enthusiasts - and, of course, the small boy in all of us who loves sports cars.
Publisher Code: H5111
ISBN 13: 9780857331113
Author: John Thornley
Hard Bound, colour ill