CAR OF 1973 MGB GT V8
MG and British Leyland could hardly claim to have come up with the idea for a V8-engined version of the MGB GT. Entrepreneur and master engineer Ken Costello had been producing converted cars with major success.
It was a superb marriage – the Buick-derived Rover V8 easily fitted in the MGB’s engine bay and was around the same weight as the B-series.
When Popular Classics began in 1989, we were given the incredible opportunity of having a classic company car. I chose a virtually concours MGB GT V8 that cost £7000 and provided six months of incredible motoring. Happily, it’s still going strong today – where is it, I wonder?
Nick would love to know where his former company MGB GT V8, BNF 333N, is today.