Autoworld has just received the loan, for one year, of a very special car. She has pride of place in the Belgian zone on the revolving plateau. And for a good reason! Even though English, the MGB Coune Berlinette is a car boasting Belgian coachwork by the Brussels based coachbuilder Jacques Coune.
Jacques Coune was also the Abarth importer for Belgium. His company was located at the same address as that of the importer Ferrari Garage Francorchamps.
Jacques Coune produced 56 models of this coupe version of the highly popular MGB, and of which we know of only 14 models left today. To build this car, the coachbuilder called on parts emanating from various sources. As such the windscreen is from a Renault R8. And it is not per chance that the car’s rear section seems to be have been inspired from the Ferrari 275 GTB. MG’s decision to produce its own coupe version of the B meant the end of the Coune Berlinette.
Technical specification: Engine: 4 cyl. – 1.799 cc – 96 bhp/ Gearbox: 4 speed / Top speed: 170 km/h