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25th October 2013

Don Hayter MGBDON HAYTER, the man who was instrumental in the design of the iconic MGB sports car, has decided that the time has come to sell his own MGB.

Don’s car is a piece of MGB history, being one of a handful of original development cars, built down the line to approve the minor body modifications needed by Pressed Steel for the ‘O’ series engine, which was shelved just before the Abingdon MG factory shut the gates for the last time.

This MGB was one of three test cars fitted with a European twin carburettor ‘O’ series engine, as opposed to the fuel injected American units. When the factory closed, the engine was taken out and went back to Triumph. Don bought the body and put in the V8 engine and gearbox in development, so this could truly be said to be the last MGB to be assembled in the Abingdon factory!

The specification of the car is: MGB 1979 Tourer – Brooklands green, original hood, last edition wheels and orange ‘campus’ seats. Don is the only owner of the MGB and it has only covered a genuine 29,000 miles, which can be confirmed with a complete set of records and receipts.

The full story of the ‘O series’ programme can be found in Don Hayter’s book MGB Story, available to purchase here.

Don has invited offers on this piece of MGB history, in writing to The MG Car Club, Kimber House, PO Box 251, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1FF by January 1 2014.