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Lot 629
1968 MG B 4.6 V8 Roadster
1968 MG B 4.6 V8 Roadster
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Lot Number: 629
Result inc Premium: £11,880
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: GHN3128679
This modified 1968 MGB Roadster now sports an Interpro 4.6‑litre V8 engine mated to a Land Rover Discovery gearbox. The car was initially converted to 3.5‑litre Rover V8 power in 1993, before being fitted with the current (bottom end) 4.6 V8 engine in 2010, with a rebuilt four‑pot Holley carburettor, Hoffenhauser inlet manifold, ported and polished MGB V8 heads, fast road camshaft, remote oil filter, and oil cooler. In addition, there are RV8 manifolds through the inner wings and a stainless steel exhaust. The back axle driveshafts are from an MGB GT V8. A Quaife LSD is fitted, as are welded‑in anti‑tramp bars. Suspension is lowered with parabolic springs, adjustable Spax dampers, coilover springs, front anti‑roll bar bars and negative camber wishbones. There's also a new central alloy fuel tank, Mallory electronic ignition, V8 alloy radiator, Revotec electric fan. The R380 five‑speed gearbox was rebuilt by Ashcroft Transmissions in 2016 and the same year, a new paddle clutch was fitted. The brakes have been upgraded to MGB V8 items with vented and grooved discs and Greenstuff pads.  

The dark blue car has a new interior and double duck hood professionally fitted, with leather seats and a Mota‑Lita steering wheel. The Minilite alloy wheels have been refurbished and fitted with Toyo Proxes 195/60‑14 tyres. The bonnet comes from an MG RV8.

The recorded keeper has owned the car since 2000 and apparently changed the oil every 3000 miles, looking after the car very well in general. He tells us that the car is 'very fast, very reliable and drivable with good, predictable handling' and has been used for regular long trips.  

There's lots of history including the V5C, many bills totalling thousands of pounds for the work done, MoT certificates etc, plus a print‑out showing the output from the 4.6‑litre V8 as 351bhp at 5546rpm. The car was registered in January 1968 and is MoT'd until April 2022. 58,188 miles are indicated on the odometer.
This modified 1968 MGB Roadster now sports an Interpro 4.6-litre V8 engine mated to a Land Rover Discovery gearbox. The car was initially converted to 3.5-litre Rover V8 power in 1993, before being fitted with the current (bottom end) 4.6 V8 engine in 2010, with a rebuilt four-pot Holley carburettor, Hoffenhauser inlet manifold, ported and polished MGB V8 heads, fast road camshaft, remote oil filter, and oil cooler. In addition, there are RV8 manifolds through the inner wings and a stainless steel exhaust. The back axle driveshafts are from an MGB GT V8. A Quaife LSD is fitted, as are welded-in anti-tramp bars. Suspension is lowered with parabolic springs, adjustable Spax dampers, coilover springs, front anti-roll bar bars and negative camber wishbones. There's also a new central alloy fuel tank, Mallory electronic ignition, V8 alloy radiator, Revotec electric fan. The R380 five-speed gearbox was rebuilt by Ashcroft Transmissions in 2016 and the same year, a new paddle clutch was fitted. The brakes have been upgraded to MGB V8 items with vented and grooved discs and Greenstuff pads. The dark blue car has a new interior and double duck hood professionally fitted, with leather seats and a Mota-Lita steering wheel. The Minilite alloy wheels have been refurbished and fitted with Toyo Proxes 195/60-14 tyres. The bonnet comes from an MG RV8. The recorded keeper has owned the car since 2000 and apparently changed the oil every 3000 miles, looking after the car very well in general. He tells us that the car is 'very fast, very reliable and drivable with good, predictable handling' and has been used for regular long trips. There's lots of history including the V5C, many bills totalling thousands of pounds for the work done, MoT certificates etc, plus a print-out showing the output from the 4.6-litre V8 as 351bhp at 5546rpm. The car was registered in January 1968 and is MoT'd until April 2022. 58,188 miles are indicated on the odometer.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: GHN3128679
Result inc Premium: £11,880

An itemised sheet lists £28,494 of modifications carried out to create the MGB V8 in the form it is today. This includes nearly £1000 of brake work, leather seats (£540), a rebuilt Discovery gearbox (£1146), Interpro 4.6-litre V8 engine (£6609.55) and high efficiency radiator (£241.97). All-in-all, a very potent and modified MGB.

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