Don Hayter, who was in the team instrumental in the design of the MGB, has passed away at 6.10am on October 9 2020. 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. Following the success of the MGB, Don worked on other projects such as the SSV-1 safety car, the shell of the MGC GT racer, and in 1973 he was appointed Chief Engineer.
Don was made an honorary Vice-President of the MG Car Club in 2001 for his incredible work with the best-selling MG sports car of all time, the MGB.
The MG Car Club and The MGB Register extends their sincere condolences to Don Hayter’s friends and family and especially to his wife Mary.

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