The idea for the MGB came up on the drawing boards as early as 1958 and took a total of four years of careful planning and design perfection before it came into production in 1962. At launch, the MGB was considered a modern and progressive player in the sports car category. The car was quick, and was very successful in motorsport, with victories in the Grand Touring category at the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally and Brand Hatch Circuit Meets, to name a few. This stunning example of 1972 MG MGB GT Coupe is native to Florida and has earned its racing stripes, waiting to continue its legacy.
This British icon has been fully restored and proudly wears its icy blue paint coat and racing livery, looking like it’s built for an early 70’s rally stage. This specific MGB is of the chrome bumper era, a generation more valued in comparison to its rubber bumper sibling. The chrome grille, fog lamps, and front and rear bumpers gleam with the enthusiasm of a classic MG and complement its brand new multi-spoke silver MG wheels. Upon entering this car, you are greeted by a functioning air conditioner, second to its unquestionably prominent red leather seats and door panels. The look is blended nicely with a black dashboard that gives us glimpses of silver trimming and hosts an original three-spoke MOMO steering wheel.
The MGB’s 1.8L naturally aspirated B-series engine produces up to 95hp at 5,400 rpm with a five-bearing crankshaft, connected to a 4-speed manual transmission, and is capable of a 0-60 mph time of just over 11 seconds. The car has undergone recent maintenance and servicing to ensure its running in prime condition.