‘ The V8’s a rare and re­ward­ing ma­chine’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - RICHARD GUNN, CON­TRIB­U­TOR

Af­ter the com­par­a­tive fail­ure of the MGC, the MGB GT V8 was an­other at­tempt to cre­ate a bi­gengined MGB. It was much more of a suc­cess as a per­for­mance car, but sales were even less than the ’C achieved. Still, that makes the GT V8 even more spe­cial as a clas­sic – it’s a rare ma­chine and a re­ward­ing one to drive, with great han­dling and ex­hil­a­rat­ing, smooth per­for­mance. It doesn’t look that dif­fer­ent to a stan­dard MGB and there’s no con­vert­ible op­tion. But that glo­ri­ous V8 en­gine rather makes up for all that.

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