In the mid-1960s, the MGB GT offered European refinement for a price the average car buyer could afford. A fastback-style roof, designed by Pininfarina, and accommodating headroom for driver and passenger made for comfortable road-going ability. The car’s raspy in-line four cylinder delivers almost 100 hp, more than enough to make driving the MGB GT an exciting exercise. For its time, performance was considered brisk; it was lightweight and featured fine handling as its strong points. The MGB was a relatively modern design, utilizing a monocoque structure. This reduced manufacturing costs while adding to the overall strength of the car. The MGB was also one of the first cars to include controlled crumple zones to protect both driver and passenger.