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Between the Jaguar E-Type and the slightly more rugged MGB, the ’60s was an amazing era for British sports cars. Introduced in 1962, the MGB from the British Motor Corporation was a two-seat soft-top roadster that put drivers behind the wheel of a performance vehicle with an affordable price. The reliable vehicle didn’t need a ton of upkeep and the light, short body style proved popular on U.S. streets for drivers who wanted something more spry and responsive than the speed-focused V8-powered “lead sleds” coming out of Detroit. Built around a unitary body for a smoother ride (the bucket seats and standard carpeting also helped in that regard), the MGB also offered front disc brakes and a dual-carbureted four-cylinder engine; even though it produced just 95hp, it could push the car to triple-digit speeds thanks to its low weight. The MG eventually graduated to a hardtop version (known as the MGB GT), as well as a V6 (MGC and MGC GT) and V8 version through the years, though no MGB V8s were sold to the American market when new. MGs were also highly modifiable and made for great racing vehicles, and they were also popular with a wide array of celebrities on both sides of the pond, like James Dean and Prince Charles. The MGB eventually faded as other vehicles like the Datsun 240Z and Fiat 124 Spider pushed into its market share. Original MGBs (especially from the mid-1960s) remain highly collectible because they’re still fun to drive, easy to take care of, have a vintage feel, and are often relatively affordable.