Driven: the MG LE50
A brand-new MGB using new bits underneath and an MX-5 engine. What’s not to like?
Posted: 16 Jul 2012
Frontline Developments, from Oxfordshire, call it the MG LE50 because it's limited to 50 examples, and this is the MGB's 50th anniversary year.
For every LE50 sold, they buy a scrap MGB. Its serial number and registration go to the LE50. Because there is enough of a percentage of original-type parts in the LE50, the DVLA is happy to allow the new car to be classified as that old scrap one ‘repaired'. So it gets exemption from road tax.