The 1975 MG GT V8. A true British icon in the motoring world. Sporting a 3,258cc Rover V8 engine pushing the cars top speed at 125mph, impressive for the age!
The Rover V8 engine powering the MG first featured in the infamous Rover P5B. Widely known for being used by high-ranking government ministers and ex-prime ministers such as Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher. The engine even has royal roots with Queen Elizabeth the second, owning a P5B that also guest-featured on the BBC Motoring show “Top Gear”.
Although the short lived production line of the V8 variant only spanning 3 years, MG managed to produce 2591 models out of the factory in Abingdon, Oxford. The average price of the MG back then would only set you back £1,925! That’s a mere £16,901 in today’s money, not a bad price to pay for a lightweight, convertible, 2 seater sports car! Unfortunately, the fuel crisis following October 1973’s middle east war was the first domino to fall in the V8’s demise, as well as many other big engines of the time. The car was dropped in 1976 mainly due to the fuel crisis. However the legacy lives on as it is still the most popular modification of the MG, swapping it to the glorious Rover V8 engine.
A massive thank you to our client Mr B for letting us showcase his MG in the stunning Vermillion red paint.
Give our friendly team a call for a quote on 02380 268 351!
This is week is dedicated to showing off all the wonderful MG’s that we insure here at AIB Insurance!
First up 1974 MG B ROADSTER!
When you think of a classic sports car its a British convertible with 2 seats, more than likely an MG will spring to mind first!
First founded in the 1920’s, MG has a deep history. With roots going back to Morris, another British classic icon.
The MG B Roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. Manufactured for just shy of 20 years, it puts the MGB Roadster in the running for one of the greatest 2 seater sports cars to come from Britain.
When it comes to the engine powering the MGB, its heart is the 1.8 liter twin carburetor, producing 94 horsepower, it got the job done for the lightweight 1064kg curb weight. The B series engine they created turned into an excellent choice for commercial vans of the time, creating a diesel alternative featuring on the Leyland Sherpa van. The engine is so well built that it is still commonly used on narrowboats on the canals of the UK.
Thank you to our client, Mr N, for letting us show of his stunning MG B Roadster in the lovely Damask Red!
If you’ve got a MG yourself, please give our friendly team a call on 02380 268 351 we would be happy to help!
The original concept of the two seater open sports MGB was considered ahead of its time in 1962 and still had not dated after production ceased in 1980 when the last MGB rolled off the Abingdon assembly line. Over half a million examples of the car in its various guises were produced, making it the best selling MG of all time.
Mr A has kept this beautiful example in pristine condition. If you have an MG or any other classic car that needs caring for think no further than AIB insurance. We can offer agreed value, salvage retention and choice of repairer.
Call our specialist classic car team on 02380 268351 for your bespoke quotation. Do not forget to ask about our optional extras which provide extra security.
Thank you Mr A for sharing your beautiful MG B GT!
The car of the week this week is the stylish MGB GT!
The epitome of a classic British roadster, the MGB GT was in production for 18 years without a single alteration to iconic body shape. This sought after vehicle was the best selling MG model of all time! A car built to drive on the track the windscreen was specifically designed for track specifications.
Mr A knows his classic MGB GT will always be safe to take the racing line with thanks to his caring insurance package from AIB giving him agreed value, choice of repairer and salvage retention! If you have a beloved classic car of your own than think no further than AIB insurance.
If you have a classic car be sure to call our friendly motor team on 02380 268351 for a bespoke quotation covering all your needs.
We’ve been arranging motor insurance for almost any type of vehicle for many years now. From the modern super car through to the classic and vintage car owner including military vehicles, from the motorhome or kit-car enthusiast to those who modify or import cars we tailor insurance around our clients needs.
With a variety of the UK’s leading insurer partners our clients can arrange ‘agreed value’ cover, business use, salvage retention and discounts for garaging, security or limiting the mileage.
But can you name the 6 vehicles below we’ve recently insured? No cheating!
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