MGB GT -
I fell instantly in love with this great british sports car when
I first saw it - pictured in a german classic car magazine - and
so I had to have one.
What a gorgeous shape! The MGB GT combines the attractive lines
of the Tourer, designed by Don Hayter, with the supremely elegant
Pininfarina roof line, being one of the best looking cars in it's
time, and still today.
But it was not just the GT's body design that impressed me, it
was also the simple yet refined mechanics, fun-factor, certain
"rightness" and the MG name. As John Thornley, General Manager
of the MG Car Company once said about the MGB GT: "No managing
director would be ashamed to leave this car in his car park".
Now I knew it needed a B GT, and after studying everything available
about the "B", I found out that a Mk II would be the best choice.
After checking various cars, I finally bought my 1969 MGB GT in
the early 1990s.
about owning an MGB GT?
The 1965 sales brochure says it all: "A Grand Touring car, in
the spirit of the official definition, is a car with the performance
of a sports model, the comfort and ease of a saloon, and the ability
to cover hundreds of miles non-stop without fatiguing the driver
or passenger. The MGB GT admirably fulfills these qualifications
and maintains the style and traditional quality of MG.
Personal pride of workmanship, inherent in the name, is manifest
in many ways - luxurious fully appointed interior with hand-made
english leather bucket seats, careful attention to coachwork assembly
and finish, and the many other details of perfection that make
a truly great motor car."
These words are still true - for the MG enthusiast, that is -
but actually the following statement seems to be right now more
than ever: "The MGB GT is the lowest-priced true GT Coupe you
can own - and, as with all MGs, it will be worth more longer"