Don presenting the MGB Register with the MGCC Gold Cup in 2013 for MGB50

We have just been informed by Ian Hayter that this morning, Friday 9th October at 06.10am, his father, Don sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep.

He had recently been in Chipping Norton hospital and 2 weeks ago was moved to the Nursing home where we met him last year with some MGB’s

Our thoughts are with his wife Mary and his family.

Don Hayter played a major part in designing the MGB. Don worked for The MG Car Company as their Chief Body Draughtsman from 1956, after a spell at Aston Martin. After spending some time developing the MGA Twin Cam, he started work on the MGB. Following two prototypes, the EX205 and EX214, the MGB was given the go-ahead. It was then Don’s job to make the car buildable and to finalise the distinctive windscreen and hood, not to mention the dashboard design.

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