MGB-GT for hire
The MGB was popular throughout the 1960s and 70s and is the ideal car for you to turn back time with and take a nostalgic drive around Heartbeat country and the Yorkshire coast - home of "The Royal" tv series. This car is beautifully restored and its gorgeous looks draw admiring glances everywhere. The ideal classic MGB for hire in yorkshire.
we are in the process of preparing a new MGB-gt for hire. Our new hire car is a 1970's model with manual gearbox and overdrive.
We will be restoring and upgrading this car over the next few months and it should be available to drive this summer.
The MGB-gt is a truly classic british sports car that was a great success for MG. Once a car often seen on the open road, they are now fairly rare. With all the fun and style of an MG sports car, the GT also provides practicality in its coupe form.
In the Driving Seat - of a classic car for hire in yorkshire
Our MGB-gt coupe for hire is a 1975 model with chrome bumpers and alloy wheels. This 1970's version of the MGB was the last of the chrome bumper models giving the best for both styling and specification. The bright racing Green paintwork alone, takes you back to the 1970's, warm summer evenings and pop songs played by Alan "Fluff"Freeman. Our MGB was restored a few years ago and has been upgraded since then with the benefit of Servo assisted brakes a leather interior and a full length folding sunroof.
The interior is traditional MG with a nautical sized steering wheel and chrome instruments and controls spread across the dashboard. Ergonomics were still in their infancy in 1975. The engine fires up after a few turns with the choke pulled out and immediately you hear the well known burble from the exhaust.
The 4 speed gearbox is smooth to operate with full syncromesh on the gears and a precise feel. There is an overdrive fitted to our MGB which provides for more comfortable cruising on the open road. The overdrive is not needed on the country lanes which are the perfect partner for the MGB. The way the car behaves on the road is distinctly MG as it combines a firm ride with safe predictable handling. Steering is high geared and responsive and the engine is very flexible, pulling quite strongly from low speeds It is a delight to drive. The cockpit is cosy and there is a good sized boot and the car has wind up windows for convenience.
In 1955 the MGA set new standards for MG in terms of performance and styling, but by the beginning of the 1960's Sports car design had moved on particularly in terms of comfort and convenience and a new model was needed. Like the Austin-Healey Sprite and later the MG Midget, the MGB was to be of unitary construction which brought a number of advantages. The design of the body was based on individual panels welded together to produced box-like structures of immense strength. This removed the need for a separate Chassis. The engine and transmission came directly from the MGA, but the B-series engine had been increased in capacity to 1800cc, which resulted in more power.
The MGB was extremely well received by the press who praised the new car, which was capable of exceeding 100mph without any fuss. Performance handling and economy were all of a high standard for the time, which resulted in a thoroughly reliable sports car that was a joy to drive. When the MGB was introduced in 1962, it was a two-seat open roadster with squared-off styling which was in the Midget mould.
The GT coupe came along a few years later and it brought the convenience of a hatchback boot and a rear seat for "occasional" use. The MGB-gt provided sports car style and driving, with the practicality of a family car and it was very successful for MG.