The Birth of the MGB in MG's Abingdon Design & Development Office
Author: Don Hayter
Pubpsher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Majoring on the MGB's concept, design and development, here is the story of many MG Design & Development Department projects told by MG's Chief Design & Develpment Engineer, Don Hayter. Covers models and prototypes from 1956 up to the close of MG in 1980.
From MGA to MGF, here’s the illustrated story of how the classic MGs were built. Most of the pictures were taken at MG’s famous Abingdon factory, and show just how skilled and dedicated workers put MGs together before the advent of robot car production. More recent pictures include the MG RV8 and MGF. Concise text describes production processes and model evolution. Coverage includes factory road testing and production figures. Featured MGs include MGA, Magnette, Midget, MGB, MGC, MGB GT V8, MGF.
Subtitled: Britain's Favourite Sports Car. This exceptional volume charts the full history of the MG company and its models from 1923 to the MGB GT, and on to the Metro, Montego and Maestro saloons, the RV8 and MGF. An in-depth text is supported with buying tips and personal impressions of the individual models. Highlights include coverage of: TC, Y-type saloon and Y-tourer, TD, MkII, TF, TF1500, Z Magnette saloon, MGA (1500, 1600, 1600 MkII), MGA Twin Cam, Midget 948cc, 1098cc, 1275cc and 1500cc, MGB, MGB GT, MGC, MGB GT V8, and today's saloons. Recommended. Hdbd., 8 1/4"x 10 1/2", 160 pgs., 18 b&w ill., 138 color.
From the moment of its launch in 1998, the Rover 75 caught the public's imagination. Here, at last, was a car that felt like traditional Rovers and had been designed in Britain. Rover 75 and MG ZT charts the evolution of the models from the early 1990s onwards including full production histories and comprehensive specification details. Contents include: the development and production of the Rover 75 under BMW in the 1990s; becoming the MG Rover Group - from BMW to Phoenix Venture Holdings; expanding the Rover 75 with Longbridge Rover Salooons and Tourers; the MG models of the new millennium - the ZT and ZT-T; monogram 75, the five-millionth Rover; a facelift for the cars with the new V8 engines; moving production to China and the end of the MG Rover Group. Illustrated with 267 colour photographs, this is essential reading for motoring enthusiasts and fans of the Rover brand.