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1966 MG B V8 Roadster

'The Quintessential British Sportscar'

Please Note: The MG B V8 Roadster is not available for new Classic Car Hire bookings, please see our current Classic Car Hire fleet.

The MG B is "a classic car you can really use... And you'll be turning up in a car whose looks should have made Enever as much a household name as Pininfarina".

'Classic Cars' Magazine Readers Poll - November 2003
Voted 2nd Favourite Classic Car of All Time

The MG B - surely the quintessential British sportscar and in British Racing Green is almost as great a motoring icon as the E type.

Front view of MG B V8 Roadster for Hire - Birthday & Honeymoon Gift Idea Steering Wheel on MG B V8 Roadster for Hire - Birthday & Honeymoon Gift Idea Rear view of MG B V8 Roadster for Hire - Birthday & Honeymoon Gift Idea

Designed by Syd Enever and styled by Don Hayter the MG B replaced the aging 'A' in 1962 and won a huge following in both the UK and across the Atlantic that, unbelievably, led to a production life that spanned three decades...

Such is the popularity of the MG B with sportscar enthusiasts that for many years it held the record for the largest number of a single design of sportscar produced anywhere in the world. In fact the MG B was so popular that it was produced in greater numbers than the total of all other MG models ever produced at Abingdon!

However, our MG B is far from just any old example of this classic sportscar design. It is perhaps the car MG should have themselves produced in Roadster guise. For any MG fan this could be the perfect birthday gift idea for 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th celebrations as well as honeymoons, anniversaries and other special breaks in Cornwall and Devon.

Fitted with a Rover 3.5 litre V8 engine in a professionally converted British Motor Heritage bodyshell this MG B has been rebuilt during the nineties to a very high standard and has only covered a limited mileage since. Coupled to the V8 is the desirable 5-speed conversion which allied with the greater power range improves considerably on the more modest performance of a 'standard' B.

Roadholding is excellent as the rebuild has included conversion to B GT V8 specification with other sensible upgrades and improvements to allow for the increased power output. Running on Minilites this car looks and feels the part. Be warned; drive this MG and you'll want one!

Come to Cornwall and find out why we price our V8 more expensive than other MG Bs that are available... One past client even tracked down the sister car that was rebuilt at the same time as this one and persuaded the owner to part with it!

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