Celebrating 50 Years of MGB - Old Faithful Limited Edition
Product Code: C3270A
First launched in May 1962, the MGB became the epitome of the modern British sportscar. The affordable MGB spawned many variants along the way; from a car originally intended to be a two seater replacement for the hugely successful MGA.
The MGB was an all-new car in many respects and was distinguished by its unitary body and chassis structure. The monocoque construction allowed engineers more scope with design and layout of the passenger compartment. The racing pedigree of the MGB swiftly emerged and the success that these, often only moderately tuned, MGBs had in racing, serves as testimony to their balance of performance and reliability.
In celebration of 50 incredible years of MGB and the legacy it imprints within British automotive history, Scalextric presents a tribute to the outright win at the 1966 Marathon de la Route at the Nurburgring for the works MGB roadster, driven by Andrew Hedges and Julien Vernaeve, registration GRX 307D, known as 'Old Faithful' - because it never failed.
Digital Plug Ready (DPR) - convert for use with the Scalextric Digital range in under sixty seconds using the C8515 Digital Plug.
This is a limited edition of 3,500 models.
MGB. 50 years of success.
Warning! This product is not suitable for children under 3 years because of small parts which can present a choking hazard. Some components have functional sharp edges. Handle with care. Only use this product with the recommended transformer. Colours and contents may vary from those illustrated. Please refer to Safety Notes in the main set instruction leaflet. Made in China. Retain these details, and the address, for future reference.
Motor - Mabuchi FF; 15k rpm; Gear ratio 9:27
Chassis - Rear Mounted In-line Motor; Rear 2 wheel drive
Magnet - Rectangular 2 mm; Downforce 198 gm
Overall length - 120 mm
Wheelbase - 72 mm
Axle/Hub width - 45 mm Front; 44 mm Rear
Tyre diameter/width - 19(ext), 12(int) x 5 mm Front; 19(ext), 12(int) x 5 mm Rear
Weight - Car 70 gm
Scale - 1/32