From its introduction in 1962, the MGB was extremely successful, especially in the USA. Over 512,880 cars were built, with 125,621 GT models, the rest being roadster models and it became the best selling British sports car ever.
With around 250,000 MGBs still in existence world-wide, it was an obvious first choice when British Motor Heritage decided to re-manufacture original bodyshells.
The new MGB bodyshell was launched in 1988 at the NEC Classic Motor Show, where this 1969 car was rebuilt during the Show using the first new bodies.
Following the Motor Show the car appeared in 'Classic Cars' magazine and featured on the BBC programme 'Top Gear'. It was later auctioned and the proceeds of £13,500 donated to charity.