How about a bit of old English fun?
As we all know the ‘B’ in roadster form was launched in ’62 then in ’65 the rather pretty ‘fastback GT’ was launched.
To me the GT is a much more practical vehicle as one can motor through the bad weather of the winter (and British Summer!) thanks to a hard top yet still enjoy the very comfy driving position of a ‘classic’ MG. But be warned… …the GT version may be a ‘hard top’ but thanks to BMC/Leyland build quality it will still leak like a sieve! ..but then that is always a source of amusement amongst older car owners.
A good sturdy engine and a decent gearbox; however try to get a version with overdrive.
They are easy to maintain apart from when it’s clutch change time – the whole engine and gearbox has to come out!
Also thanks to there being a roof the structure isn’t so dependant on the sills for strength (as per the roadster) so a bit ‘o’ patching with the welder at M.O.T time is more than acceptable.
Grease the front suspension points every 2000 mile and it will stay fairly responsive (oh the joy of trunions!); a quick job with the old grease gun!
Keep the oil topped up in the Carburettor dashpots … SU Carbs – the easiest Carburettors ever to maintain!
Change oil every 3000 mile – not expensive
At the end of the day parts are available everywhere and they are fun to drive, ok so they break down but then … isn’t that also part of the fun? …