MGB for hire in Yorkshire
The sports car that everyone remembers is the MGB which was the most successful model for MG. Our 1973 roadster with its 1800cc engine and overdrive will take you back in time, to the days of bright colours and chrome. Looking like new in its Flame red paintwork and black trim you can burble around the green lanes or cruise the highways having fun in the sun. The perfect car for a "Heartbeat" and "The Royal" break for two.
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
In the Driving Seat - of Reflections classic MGB for hire in yorkshire
Our MGB roadster for hire is a 1973 model with chrome bumpers and wire wheels. Most people agree that this early 70's version of the MGB was and still is the best for both styling and specification. The bright "Flame" 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 the benefit of Servo assisted brakes.
The interior is still traditional MG with a nautical sized steering wheel and chrome instruments and controls spread across the dashboard. Ergonomics were still in their infancy in 1973. The engine fires up after a few turns with the choke pulled out and immediately you hear the well known burble from the exhaust. Starting is done with the key, unlike the separate pull knob on the earlier MGA.
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 storage is limited, but there is a good sized boot and the car has wind up windows for convenience. The hood has a fully folding frame and the folded hood assembly fits into the area behind the seats. There is a full tonneau cover.
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. The MGB was introduced in 1962, it was a two-seat open roadster with squared-off styling which was in the Midget mould, and it brought the convenience of a lockable boot with a hinged lid. There was an easier to operate soft-top, and the doors had wind-up windows with hinged quarterlights. The MGB was a bit shorter than the MGA, but the design was such that MG had managed to make the cockpit roomier which allowed larger, more comfortable seats to be added. The front suspension and steering were much like the MGA, although there were minor differences. At the rear were the familiar semi-elliptic springs controlled by lever-arm dampers also well proven on the MGA. Between 1962 and 1980 MG sold over 500,000 MGB's which made it the best selling single model sports car ever.