MGB "COSTELLO" V8 ROADSTER
This car started as a 1978 rubber bumper 1800 roadster painted cinnibar.
In 1992 the car was registered to Ken Costello who was the racer and engine builder who first put a Rover V8 into and produced MGB V8'S for sale in the early 70'S.
The car was converted to V8 using
a 3.9 litre, fuel injected, Range Rover engine. The plenum box and air intake
are unique to the car so that they fit under a standard MGB bonnet.
When bought by ourselves in 2002 the engine had been developed to 250 b.h.p. and a Borg Warner T5 gear box ( from the T.V.R. Tuscan race car) had been fitted.
The car has a T.V.R. gear lever
and knob. The suspension, braking and rear axle are MGB V8
items as produced for the factory cars.
The car is extremely fast in a
straight line, with terrific acceleration but pure 1978 driving into corners.
It is now used for touring and
showing and has been brought back to the