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MGB Roadster Mk1 (1962-1967) specifications

The British sports car formula changed little with the introduction of the MGB Roadster, and that was just fine


Although MG found success with its T-type Midgets and MGA, the ‘B took sales to a new level, eventually becoming the world’s best-selling sports car until the arrival of the Datsun 240Z. A contemporary specification meant the ‘B was a delight to drive compared with its rivals, and there was plenty of power on tap, thanks to its recently upgraded 1.8-litre B-series engine. Four-speed gearbox (overdrive available), rack-and-pinion steering, independent front suspension, and disc brakes were standard fitments right from the start.

Production

  • Production:
    513,276
  • Price at launch:
    £690
  • Price (excellent)
    £15,000
  • Price (good):
    £10,500
  • Price (average):
    £6,750
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.2secs
  • Top speed:
    103.0mph
  • Power:
    95.0bhp
  • Torque:
    110.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, lever arm hydraulic dampers
  • Suspension Rear:
    live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, lever arm hydraulic dampers
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3893mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2311mm
  • Width:
    1516mm
  • Height:
    1255mm
  • Weight:
    920kgs

MG B Classifieds

  • MG B

    London , London
  • MG B

    London , London
  • MG B

    London , London
  • MG B

    Bognor Regis , West Sussex
  • MG B

    Codmore Hill , West Sussex
  • 1972 MG B

    Tandridge , Surrey
  • MG B

    Codmore Hill , West Sussex
  • 1972 MG B

    Ede , Ede
  • MG B

    Leominster , Herefordshire
  • MG B

    , Warwickshire

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