Saturday, May 14, 2016
Mongoose: 1970 MG MGB GT V8
The MGB seems an unlikely place to find a domestic V8, but for some reason, I keep stumbling onto customized versions. This isn't the case for all classics, but some combination of engine bay size, production numbers, and vehicle value has turned the MGB (particularly the GT 2+2 hardtop variant) into a car that gets regular injection of V8 power. Find this 1970 MG MGB GT V8 offered here on eBay for $23,900 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Vancouver, WA.
Back in the 70s, you could get an MGB GT with a factory Rover 215 V8, but it was never exported to the USA by MG, so any examples you'll find here have been imported. This one started life as a simple B-series 4-banger powered chrome bumper B GT, but now it is a little bit more insane.
Under the hood is a 350 cubic inch Chevy small block ZZ3 crate motor V8 that has been ported, polished, and cammed to make 400 horsepower. If you like shifting your own gears, you will need to swap in a 6-speed, because the builder used a GM 700R4 autobox.
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