Welcome to V8 Conversions
Specialists in MGs and conversion to V8 power
· Classic Car Spares.
· We stock an extensive range of MGB mechanical and body parts.
· Parts available for other makes and models to order.
· Worldwide mail order.
· V8 Conversions and kits for the MGB.
· Technical and practical MGB and V8 advice.
· Club outings and meets. See Clubs and Events page.
What is the charisma of the MGB, one of the world's best loved sports cars? Nobody has ever been able to explain it.
Although the 1800cc B series power plant has proved itself over time, it cannot really be claimed to be exhilarating in the performance stakes. However combine the beloved 'B' with the power and flexibility of the Rover V8 and you will have one hell of a car as well as the ultimate wolf in sheep’s clothing! Let's face it, if you want a fast sports car that you can maintain yourself, does not cost a fortune to run and will not depreciate, what do you buy?
Insurance is another incentive; if you use a classic car policy with limited mileage your premium could be cheaper than a small family car.
Unfortunately British Leyland only produced 2,591 V8 MGB GTs on the original production run in the seventies so good used examples are very rare. The MGR V8, now out of production, is most MG fan's dream but prices for a good used example are beyond the average bank balance and due to the limited production run, are difficult to find.
To convert a standard MGB to a V8 to make a profit is not viable, but if the conversion is well engineered, the value of the vehicle is increased. Even more so if you convert a roadster, as British Leyland did not originally manufacture the V8 in roadster format.
123 High Street, Farnborough, Kent. BR6 7AZ
Tel: 01689 858716
Fax: 01689 861211
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