The MGB is an iconic British sports car that had something for everyone. A claim further enhanced with the introduction of the BGT in 1965.
Suddenly the world’s favourite roadster had a roof, but at this point some argue British Leyland stood still, and that the introduction of a Pininfarina coupe into the range wasn’t enough to keep up with other European and even Japanese car makers in the innovation stakes.
Over the years, the classic appeal of the MGB GT has steadily grown, and for many, it is a sports car which defines a generation. But how does it work for a new generation of motoring enthusiasts?
Motoring presenter, Paul Woodford continues his series of classic motoring films with classicsdriven.co.uk and Great Escape Cars, and rediscovers an appeal with the BGT that goes beyond ’70s marketing slogans.
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Thanks to the brilliant composer Ross Bugden for the copyright free music used in the soundtrack. Please check out his YouTube channel, and follow him on Twitter – @RossBugden.