Next to Horseshoe Canyon, Alberta, Canada, in 2001.
I acquired my MGB in 1999, and it then underwent two years of restoration. This included engine modifications for more power, such as overboring, porting of the head, a modified intake manifold, a race header and exhaust system, high ratio roller rockers, and a hotter cam. The car is a very early one, number GHN3L / 1418, built Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 1962, according to my British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate. However, its engine was replaced early on, because the present one dates from May 1963.
The very first MGB was produced in May, 1962. Just over 500,000 roadsters (convertibles) and GTs were built over an 18 year production run.
An early stock MGB did 0-60 m.p.h. in about 12.5 seconds.
My MGB does 0-60 m.p.h. in about 9 seconds.