MGB: Quintessentially British
Styling
Performance
Handling
Fuel Economy
Reliability
Value for Money
The Pros
  • Mechanically simple and easy to work on
  • Parts are easily and cheaply available
  • Surprisingly practical and spacious
The Cons
  • "Rubber bumper" models handle terribly
  • Non-overdrive cars are noisy at motorway speeds
4.0Overall Score

The MGB may have been referred to as “the poor man’s Aston Martin”, but this should not be considered an insult; if anything, it’s high praise.

MG’s most popular model successfully captured the fun, sporting appeal of Aston,and managed to do so at a much more affordable price. Sure, the MGB is not quite as refined or luxurious as a DB5, but that’s not the point. The appeal of this car is the ability to blast down a windy country road, roof down in the sunshine, without a care for any kinda of creature comfort. Why on earth would you even consider a stereo when you can enjoy the beautiful rasp of the MG’s unmistakable exhaust note?

It’s little wonder that the MGB, being Britain’s best ever selling sports car, is now hailed as a fantastic entry level classic car. So how does it fare on today’s roads? World of Motoring has put a 1966 MGB Roadster to the test.

Styling

The MGB is sleekly proportioned, and perhaps one of the first things you’ll notice about it (particularly on roadsters) is how low to the ground the body sits.

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I'm a huge fan of classic & vintage cars, originally born in England but now living in New Zealand. My almost-daily driver is a 1965 Morris Mini, which I love taking for a spin down the windy countryside back-roads whenever I get the chance. I've had the opportunity to work on several classic Minis, as well as my dad's two MGBs, which introduced me to the passion in the first place.

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