1972 MGB GT – Today’s Classic Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1972 MGB GT 1972 MGB GT

British V8 brute

The MGB is surely one of the most recognisable and popular sports cars ever to come out of the UK.

Built between 1962 and 1980 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and later British Leyland, the MGB was first released as a two-door roadster.

However, in 1965 Italian design house Pininfarina got hold of the topless British sports car and turned it into a very attractive two-door hatchback coupe which would be known as the GT.

Power came from the venerable BMC B-Series 1.8lt inline four-cylinder donk and the GT V8 version scored a 3.5lt Rover V8.

The shove from these donks was sent to the rear wheels via either a three-speed automatic or a four-speed manual transmission.

Another interesting point that many might not know is that the MGB was, between 1963 and 1972, assembled in Australia.

Approximately 9,000 locally built models were sold, all of which being the roadster version of the vehicle.

Assembly first took place at the Pressed Metal Corporation’s Enfield factory, then, in 1968, production was moved to BMC’s Zetland plant.

This particular MGB GT is a ’72 model which has had quite a few modifications made to it to make it a more potent weapon on the track.

These mods include a Haltech fuel-injected 4.0lt Rover V8, Borg Warner T5 manual transmission, four-piston brake calipers, Moss coil overs, rear disc brakes and an anti-roll bar.

The MGB is $26,000 and anyone interested in this classic British sports car can view the full listing here.

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