Mgb Convertible Top

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Different MGB convertible tops were designed and implemented during the 13-year production run of the MGB. The most common differences in the tops were that some folded down into the frame of the car, and some were meant to be stowed in the trunk of the car when not in use. MGB convertible tops also fit MGC cars, as the MGC shared many body and look characteristics with the MGB.

For the first four model years, MBGs were released exclusively as convertibles. Hot off the heels of MG's popular MGA auto, MGBs saw a lot of immediate success in both Britain and in the U.S. In 1966, the MBG coupe was introduced, but MGB convertibles remained in production until the end of the line in 1975.

Different Materials for MGB Convertible Tops

The tops for pre-1970 MGBs was made from British vinyl, double coated and polished. This gave the MGs a very quick, sporty, and classy look. The Haartz Corporation, the largest supplier of fabrics and materials for convertible tops, produces a similar-looking material called British Bison. Haartz British Bison is a coarse vinyl with an irregular look that complements the MGB convertible.

MGB convertible tops are also available in alternate materials, such as white Crush Grain and Pinpoint vinyl. Crush grain is similar to British Bison, but has a looser, sparser pattern. The Pinpoint design uses pips; small regular indentations to give a smooth, uniform feel. It is available in a wide variety of colors, such as maroon and dark blue, that original MGB tops weren't available in.

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