Slot Classic CJ-40

In 2012 it will be the 50th anniversary of the launch of the MGB roadster on the Earls Court Motor Show from 1962.

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This model was largely released due to the sales decline and also to the urgent need to modernize the lines of its obsolete predecessor, the MGA.

To update it, they got rid of the older structure of beam chassis and independent body, replacing it with the more modern monocoque frame.

Concerning the mechanics, they kept the ones from the previous model, increasing the cubic capacity up to 1800 cc, which developed the modest power of 95 cv. With this power, the new british roadster moved easily in the traffic of that era… and nowadays. At that moment, the MGB clearly definied the segment of the affordable cabrio.

The coupe version called GT was released in 1965, three years after the MGB roadster and was developed by the body designer from Turin, Pininpafina, a success guarantee.

The GT version keeps almost the same mechanical configuration than the roadster. Its body remains identical in its low area, combining the height of the windshield, side windows and rear door. Even though it’s heavier than the roadster, the GT is slightly faster because of his better aerodynamics.

Also, the fact of having enjoyed this car personally from 22 years ago, has been a very special motivation to start the proyect of reproducing it at a 1:32 scale and offering it as part of the Slot Classic collection to celebrate our 40th reference.

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