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MG-B GT “Sebring” rallycar

  • Built
    1976
  • Mileage
    49461 km
  • Price
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    • Color
      British Racing Green with black interior
    • Particulars
      Nicely prepared MG B -GT with 139 bhp engine

    Sales information

    This MG-B GT was thoroughly prepared a few years ago to participate occasionally in local tours and rally’s. The owner has decided to hand over the keys to another enthusiast because to less time for his hobby.

    The MG-B has been nicely prepared by Meijers Tuning from Rijssen, while ZomerEngine Technique from Holten has taken care of the engine. Now, instead of the 84 hp of a standard engine, it has 139 bhp. And that is a huge difference we have to say. The car is now driveable with the throttle as we say, and that is a real pleasure. The body was built in the style of the famous “Sebring” version, including the colors British Racing Green and the yellow front spoiler. The chassis was provided with adjustable shock absorbers and polyurethane bushes in the suspension. Safety was also taken care of: good seats with 4-point seat belts, a (chrome molybdeem) roll cage protect the equipe. The petrol tank was also replaced by a FIA safety tank. (See the list of options).

    After the preparation was completed, the owner drove approximately 3000 km. with the MG-B without any problem. Of course, that opens up opportunities for those who want to enjoy the rally and tour sport with a very nice and driveable GT.

     

    Technical information

    Engine
    4 cylinder in line engine with crossflow cylinder head
    Carburetors
    2 x 40 mm Weber
    Power
    139 bhp.
    Topspeed
    180 km/h
    Weight
    1095 kg.
    Transmission
    4 speed, manual

    Options & accessories

    Sebring bodykit

    Spotlights

    Tripmaster (Retrotrip)

    4 x dis brakes

    Adjustable schockabsorbers (Spax)

    Fire distinquisher system (Sparco)

    Hydraulic handbrake system

    Safety fuel tank FIA

    Chroom molybdeen rolcage

    Polyurethane bushings suspension

    Extra set wheels Team Dynamics Motorsport with winter tyres

    etc.

    History

    MG (Morris Garage) was set up by William Morris in the year 1923 to market a more sporty line of Morris models. Morris Production Manager, Cecil Kimber, was transferred from the factory in Cowley to Morris Garages (in Abington) to design MG’s using Morris parts. MG production in Abingdon started in the year 1924. At the end of the 1930s, even normal passenger cars were introduced under the MG label.
    The business flourished when in 1945, just after World War II, the sporty prewar MG TB and its successor the TC stole the hearts of the American soldiers. Numerous MGs were shipped to America where this type of motorcar was yet unknown.
    Demand for the MG sports cars quickly rose in America, and most of the MGs were sold across the big pond in the years that followed. MGs were simple and well-built, affordable and easy to maintain. In 1952, Austin Motor Corporation merged with Morris Motors to form British Motor Corporation Ltd*.
    In 1955, the pre-war TB and the post-war TC, TD and TF series with their pre-war designs were followed by the MG A roadster, which also became available as coupes after 1956.
    In 1962, the successful MG A was followed by the even more successful and austerely but elegantly lined MG B. This series, too, mainly found its way to America. The MG B was available as roadster and as a 2+2 coupe, called the ‘GT’.
    As British Motor* had stopped the production of the Austin Healey, there was again the need for a six-cylinder sports car from this stable, which made the MG C see the light of day in 1967. It was an MG B with a six-cylinder engine. However, this car failed to live up to expectations as its road-holding and character were not of Healey’s caliber. Eventually, Healey’s successor was to come from the newly merged British Leyland* stable in 1968, and was called the Triumph TR6.
    In 1973, a V8 variant of the MG B came onto the market: the MGB V8. This model had a powerful Rover 3.5 litre V8 motor and was to be built until 1976.

    The MG B roadster and the GT were sold until 1980, and, under pressure from American legislation, were adapted with safety-enhancing and emission-reducing conversions during their last five production years. The resultant thick rubber bumpers and less powerful engines made these cars much less attractive. Meanwhile, Japan produced the Datsun 240 Z, and put an end to the British sports car hegemony in America.  The end of MGB was in 1980…

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