MG began offering the MGB GT V8 in 1973 utilising the ubiquitous aluminium-block 3528 cc Rover V8 engine, first fitted to the Rover P5B. This engine had been used in the unibody GM 1961-1963 A-body platform Buick Special/Skylark and Oldsmobile F-85 and 1961-1962 Pontiac Tempest and was the lightest mass-production V8 in the world. The Buick version had a dry, undressed weight of only 318 lb (144 kg) and the 1963 Skylark with optional 4 barrel Rochester carburettor and 10:1 compression ratio produced 200 hp (150 kW) at 5000 rpm. By the time Rover had made webbing modifications to strengthen the block, the engine was considerably heavier (170+kg). Some changes were made by MG-Rover and the engine found a long-lived niche in the British motor industry. These cars were similar to those already being produced in significant volume by tuner Ken Costello. MG even contracted Costello to build them a prototype MGB GT V8.
All cars are delivered with full comprehensive insurance for two drivers as standard, and we can deliver / collect from any UK address. Our only prerequisite is that you are 25 years of age or over, and hold a driving licence.
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- Free UK Delivery & Collection
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- Full tank of fuel