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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 26, 2007 07:36PM

Rick (mowog1) asked on another forum:

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Anyone know if there are any DOCUMENTED 1967 Sebring MGB's (red w/white hard top) here in the USA??

If anyone can supply good quality detailed photos and information about these cars, we'd be delighted to host them here on the British V8 website!

In the meantime... here's some eye candy (from the 1968 race).

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Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(309 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: October 26, 2007 10:15PM

Dig that hair man!


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
(107 posts)

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10/23/2007 01:44AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: November 26, 2007 08:56PM

Ahh....the inspiration for my V8 roadster. Never tire of looking at the originals.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 27, 2007 12:22AM

Wouldn't it be cool if MG had put Sebring-style flares on the MGB GT V8 from the factory! If I could have been running the show (instead of Sir Donald Stokes etc.), I'd have told MG to strip the MGB GT V8 of the standard MGB's chrome and fit 15" wheels offset to fill the Sebring fenders. When the MGB GT V8 came out, most of the magazine reviewers complained that there wasn't enough syling difference to differentiate the new model. Those flares sure would have done the job!!!


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
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10/23/2007 01:44AM

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1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: November 27, 2007 01:34PM

Agreed.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

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10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: BMC
Date: December 12, 2007 01:43PM

What sizes wheel and 'tyres' were they using? how can i get my hands on those? :-) I wonder if britishwirewheel.com would hook me up with a set like that. Anyone notice the width and offset??

-BMC.


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Rick Ostman
Rockledge, FL
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06/13/2008 12:58PM

Main British Car:
Group 44 TR-8 (crew) & 4.0 V-8 (TR-8), 3.0 I-6 (MGC GT)

Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: Group44registry
Date: June 16, 2008 09:00AM

Curtis-

Great pic of the ex-Work's MGC GTS' at Sebring, but for the record it's the 1969 event, not the '68 rendition. '69 was the only time "Mabel" (MBL 456E) and "Remo" (RMO 699F) ran together at Sebring. I was there (age 12) but I still remember how wicked
cool (bitching would have been the term a 12 year old from Cocoa Beach would have used then...LOL) the GTS' looked with those
wide flares.

1969 would be "Mabels" third trip to Sebring, she ran the '67 12 Hours as a hybrid MGC/B GT, using the MGC torsion bar suspension & GTS alloy body but an overbored 2004cc stage 5 MGB engine, since the big 6 wasn't ready yet. Because she was neither fish nor fowl at the time the rear hatch chrome emblems simply read "MG GT" and that's all she wears through the present day. As an aside Provence-Moulage got that (literally) small detail correct when they did a 1/43 resin kit of the GTS'. "Mabel" ran solo in the '68 Sebring 12 Hours in the Prototype class as race #44 with center lock Minilites, vice the wire wheels seen above. For the '69 race both GTS' were ostensibly private entries.

-Rick



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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: 1967 Sebring MGBs
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 16, 2008 02:27PM

Excellent information. Thanks Rick!


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