MGB OLD FAITHFUL 1966 Marathon de la Route at the Nurburgring No. 47
Drivers: Andrew Hedges and Julien Vernaeve
Type: Single car, presentation box
Availability: December 2012
The Scalextric model
A great iconic British sports car for the Scalextric classic car enthusiast, the MGB is an iconic car. 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. The detailed car includes wire wheels with knock-off spinners, working lights at the front and rear as well as Magnatraction and Scalextric Digital DPR facility.
Celebrating 50 Years of MGB. First launched in May 1962, the MGB became the epitome of the modern British sports car. 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 GT version was announced in October 1965 and was an overnight success.
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.
High detail. Magnatraction. Quick-change guide braid. Working lights front and rear, Magnatraction. DPR.