MGBGTV8 conversion profile
Interest in MGBV8 conversions is very strong amongst MGV8 enthusiasts and particularly for V8 Roadsters as many feel that V8 power in the MGB Roadster body is just about the ideal sportscar. It is nimble, has good handling and above all has that smoothness and flexibility you get with V8 power.
The number of conversions has increased substantially since Heritage shells became available and specialist parts suppliers, including Clive Wheatley mgv8parts and Moss Europe, have been able to supply essential parts for the conversions. But building a good quality MGBV8 Conversion is not a low cost exercise - if you have one
built by a leading MG specialist, a realistic budget has to be around £25,000 and probably more if you aim for a high specification in either power or trim - or both!
The V8 Register is very keen on MGBV8 Conversions, particularly V8 Roadster conversions, one of the fastest growing parts of our membership.
V8 conversion photo profiles below.

How to give your MGB V8 power - one of the best sources of information on building a V8 engined MGB Roadster by Roger Williams. More
V8 restoration references - see our guide. More
MGB V8 Conversions - useful notes from Roger Parker. More
An MGB V8 conversion in 1967. More

Built from a restored 1969 BGT with new panels, a 3.9 litre V8 and a Viper "Cyclone" camshaft, hotwire fuel injection and an Optimax chip, R380 gearbox, Hoyle suspension upgrades, cruise control, grey upholstery with leather trim and elm burr dash. More

1975 MGBGTV8 with Sebring Bodywork and a 4.6 litre engine used for touring events, hillclimbs and sprints. fitted with a new 4.6 litre Rover V8, supplied and modified by Dave Ellis. Ford Cosworth front and rear discs and 4 pot calipers. Rear axle has a Quaife LSD fitted. More

The only MGBGT LE V8 - it was built as a new car by Brown & Gammons in 1981 as a conversion of a new limited edition MGBGT LE. It is a heavily used car on a daily basis and has clocked up over 240,000 miles with two rebuilds in the process! More

Lenham Motors produced a 2+2 convertible in the early 1980s and this car was their prototype for their conversion as a 2+2 Roadster, with a shortened boot and a rear seat, while retaining the windscreen frame of the original MGBGTV8. More