WHY I LOVE MY V8-250

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - CHRIS SEABROOK

‘I’ve got a long his­tory with these cars,’ says Chris. ‘I in­her­ited a V8 in 1980 and spent eight years restor­ing it, but sadly it was stolen. So around 17 years ago I bought an­other, a 1967 V8-250. It had a bit of rust but it was ba­si­cally sound. ‘First job was sort­ing rust at the rear of the front wings and the in­ner sills, both com­mon prob­lem ar­eas, and I ren­o­vated the in­te­rior. Four years ago the ap­pear­ance of lots of ex­haust smoke meant the en­gine needed an over­haul, which in­cluded a re­bore. The gear­box was over­hauled at the same time.

‘I do about 3000 miles a year in it, in­clud­ing trips to Europe, and de­spite be­ing a bit thirsty it’s a great tour­ing car.’

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