Just three years after introducing the MGA, the folks at MG began work on its replacement. That fact alone makes it seem a bit miraculous that the MGB, which was first publicized on this day in 1962, would remain in production for 18 years following its release.
Above: MGC GT - By M 93. Top: 1965 MGB to FiA Appendix K Specification with period race modifications By Drussellwilks-CC BY-SA 3.0
Aside from the limited V8 versions of the car, all MGBs received the BMC B-Series engine. With its 95 hp, the sports car could achieve a 0-60 mph time of just over 11 seconds and a top speed of 107 mph. With a lightweight unitary structure the little car had plenty of get up and go.
1994 MG RV8 - By Vauxford - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
Numerous versions of the MGB were releas...