CAR OF 1973 MGB GT V8

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Way We Were -

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.

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