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MG B Roadster Overdrive '72

MG B Roadster Overdrive '72 (1972)

Reference ch420g
Make MG
Model B Roadster Overdrive '72
Type cabrio
Construction year 1972
KM 36745 Miles
Cilinder displacement 1798
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

When BMH (British Motor Holding) became the British Leyland Motor Company (BLMC) by buying Leyland, it put an end to the career of the famous Austin Healey. Little known and shunned by the general public, the MGC is currently actively sought by connoisseurs of all kinds. In fact, it partly took over the motorization of the Healey 3000, but by making the engine block more compact in order to house it more easily in the MGB which, in this way, changed little externally. Even if the hood was slightly longer, so little that it is not visible to the non-specialist, it is especially the lower part of the machine that undergoes the main changes: a new suspension, larger springs, a new radiator and a new carburetor, which explains the bulge of the front cover for better cooling, and gives it a more aggressive look. In addition, she received 15-inch wheels instead of 14 of the MGB. Much criticized by the Healey fans, she was still a super MGB. Capable of a top speed exceeding 200 km / h, it did not receive the welcome expected and its production was stopped in 1969. But supporters of large MG were for their expense. Thus was born three years later the MGB V8, equipped with the 3500 cc of the Rover. But that's another story. Of course, both the MGC and the MGB V8 have a rating well above that of the basic MGB, which is not negligible. Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 389 (153)
  • Width : cm (in): 152 (59.8)
  • Height : cm (in): 49.2)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 231 (90.9)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 885 (1953)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-4 1798 cc (110 ci), front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : 2 SU HS4 carbs
  • Gearbox : 4 speed manual
  • Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 94 bhp at 5500 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 149 Nm at 3000 rpm
  • Top speed : 173 km/h (108 mph) 



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