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Obanvanman
Kevin Hall

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05/06/2018 03:42AM

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MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: Obanvanman
Date: May 06, 2018 04:50AM

Hi, I wonder if any one can help me please.

I am returning from oversea shortly and will be on the hunt eventually for a V8.

My question is, did the MG factory make an official V8 Roadster.
I know Costello did and there are lots of conversions, but did MG make any?
If they did is there a list of no's/proof of identity etc.

Many thanks

Kevin


billgknapp
Bill Knapp

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: billgknapp
Date: May 06, 2018 09:10AM

There were no factory MGB V8 roadsters. There was the RV8 roadster in the mid 1990s.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 06, 2018 12:04PM

The factory cars were all GT versions. None were officially exported to the US.

Jim


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 06, 2018 10:10PM

If you'd like to read up on the factory V8 program or learn about Costello V8s, you may find this index page helpful:
[www.britishv8.org]


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 07, 2018 10:59PM

Bring a 1993 MG RV8 home with ya. They are legal now.

[autoweek.com]


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1007 posts)

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10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: May 08, 2018 10:04AM

Coincidentally, this LHD MG RV8 was at Ancaster a couple of weeks ago.

MG RV8 at Ancaster copy 1.jpg

MG RV8 at Ancaster copy 2.jpg


Simon Austin
Simon Austin
Surrey, British Columbia
(104 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 01:44AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB V8 / 1970 MGB GT V8 project Rover 3.5 / Rover 3.5

Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: Simon Austin
Date: May 08, 2018 12:32PM

Who owns that RV8, Graham? Do you know if the conversion was done in Holland?



ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1007 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: May 08, 2018 01:34PM

Simon, ......no further build details or the ownership, but the Ontario plate registration is readable..


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3402 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 08, 2018 04:32PM

Wonder how many have been converted to LHD?


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5544 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 09, 2018 09:08AM

There you go Kevin, you won't find anything closer than this one, thanks to Ivor for the post:

[bringatrailer.com]

But you have less than a day to act.

Jim


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2497 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: MGB V8 ROADSTER
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 10, 2018 06:20AM

Midlothian is a suburb of Dallas. It's not too far from Houston. If you buy it and need a place to store it till you get back, I have room in my new garage. There are several other BritishV8 guys in the Dallas, Houston, Waco areas.


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