MG MGB Roadster V8 - Donald Hayter Scale - 1:43

Donald Hayter joined Aston Martin as a draftsman when he was 28 year old. But soon after the Aston Martin plant relocated, Hayter joined the MG (Morris Garages) design office in 1956. He soon rose to become it’s Chief Engineer and for a very long time helped MG to dodge all forms of British safety regulations by tinkering with car designs. And then in 1962, he created automobile history by launching the model, MGB. This model would become so famous, that it changed people's perception about British sports cars.

This 2-seater sports car with a 1.6 litre would simply become an English classic (well-known owners were Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and actress Sharon Stone.) Later a more powerful 1.8 litre engine was added and the same was produced until 1980, when British Leyland decided to close it’s Abingdon plant.

It was then Hayter decided to purchase one of the unused MGB body shell (out of the twenty left lying in the factory) and work on it. Hayter, who was earlier working on the development of a more powerful 3.5 litre V8 engine also purchased one. Building the car entirely on his own, he retained this car for the next 33 years until he sold it to an MG car enthusiast and collection owner.

  5855.00    5480.00      

- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic
- Non-opening model
Brand Potpourri
Period 1971-1999
Year 1980
Model Origin UK
Scale 1:43
Box Dimension (in inches) 7 x 3 x 3
Color Green
Make Vanguards
Theme Sports
Material Metal

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