1967 MGB Ad – Written by Austin Powers?

July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment


Print ad for the 1967 MGB automobile

The 1967 MGB: Watch the kick come back

“The 1967 MGB is considered by many enthusiasts to be the most desirable version out of all the years the car was produced,” says Marty Ray on his website. The MGB had been born in 1962, replacing the MGA, and was available as a 4-cylinder roadster. A coupe was introduced in 1965, with the six-cylinder MGC arriving in 1967. MBG/MBC production, Wikipedia states, continued until 1980.

It also points out (speaking of the “competition-proved engine” cited in the ad copy) that “specially tuned MGBs (including some made out of aluminium) were highly successful in international road competition events such as the Monte Carlo Rally. In 1964 it won the GT category, Sebring, the Spa 1000 km and the 1963, 1964, and 1965 Le Mans 24 Hour, beating more powerful cars in the process.”

In any event, what actually jumped out about this ad for me was the saucy, swinging ’60s concept, which sounds to me like it  could have been conceived by the Austin Powers. (“Yeah, baby!”) It does seem completely of its era, and I can’t quite imagine seeing an advertisement like it turned out today. That’s the beauty of these things, though.

Check out what one sounds like:

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