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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

B with 302 + T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 29, 2022 05:17AM

On Bat where as I've said before I can't copy the pics... please do if you can... this B roadster in Butterscotch with white stripe and side pipes... looks better than it sounds... bidding ends 2nd Feb.

Been on the road a few years... might be a past BV8 project car... but there are so many of them...

Take a look [bringatrailer.com]

Likely to be cheap as the builder has passed and the seller (his brother) knows nothing about it.

Ivor


40indianss
don foote

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Re: B with 302 + T5
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: January 29, 2022 11:58AM

Looks good but lose the side exhaust


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: B with 302 + T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 02, 2022 04:33AM

And in contrast, also on BaT we have this well-executed vanilla BGT with 215, where the seller is engaged and bidding is brisk.

[bringatrailer.com]

Not hard to see which will make more money, even though this car is in Canada.

Now, as to which one is more fun to drive, that's another matter....

The takeaway... if you're going to sell on BaT, better know what you're selling.

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: B with 302 + T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: February 06, 2022 05:10AM

So the 302 roadster with a seller who didn't know what he was selling, made $16,250 against a reserve of $17k, so probably sold.

In contrast the BGT with 215 made $30k.

Ivor


1L-Loyd
Lawrence Loyd

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01/04/2022 06:55PM

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Re: B with 302 + T5
Posted by: 1L-Loyd
Date: February 22, 2022 01:05PM

The Blue Canadian BGT that sold for 30k was a deal for someone. I was watching that car from the day it hit BaT. I was sure it was going for much more than it sold for. If it had more time, I'm sure it would have. Really well done conversion.


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

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: B with 302 + T5
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 22, 2022 01:44PM

Yeah, that was Simon Austin's car that he built & has owned for 5 1/2 years. Well done BV8.


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