5. MG B GT V8
One of the most popular, typical British roadsters from the 60’s is definitely the MG B. MG introduced the B in 1962 as the successor to the MG A. It was a car that helped establish the roadster class in the U.S. The MG B was a modern car with unibody construction, roomy interior and decent suspension and steering.
The coupe version they called GT came with the V8 engine, turning this small two-seater open top into a V8-powered muscle car. They introduced the MG B GT V8 in 1973. It came with a 3.5-liter engine producing 175 HP, which was a good figure by early 70’s standards. The car immediately became a strong seller because it combined the practicality of a bigger cabin and trunk with a V8 engine.
And it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph time in just 7.7 seconds. American buyers loved the GT V8 since it offered compact dimensions and improved practicality. It delivered much more power and performance, which was a winning combination.