V8 Roadster 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. See our four MG V8 Roadster 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 & 4th edition
V8 restoration references - see our guide. More
MGB V8 Conversions - useful notes from Roger Parker. More
An MGB V8 conversion in 1967. More

Finished in Tartan Red, externally his V8 Roadster looks a standard car with only the RV8 bonnet bulge and V8 badges, but it is a thoroughly modern car with a Hoyle independent rear suspension upgrade and is a delight to drive. See an article on the conversion. More

With a Lucas fuel injected Rover Vitesse V8 engine in a Heritage shell finished in Dragon Green, uprated suspension and four pot callipers and vented discs plus Minilite type alloy 6 x 15 wheels. Trimmed with magnolia half leather seats, a walnut dashboard and electric windows. More

Finished in Tartan Red it's one of three built by the MG Car Company in New Zealand in 1990-91 using new Heritage shells with a fuel injected Rover V8 engine and a Holley 4 choke carburettor tuned to produce 200hp. Five speed Rover gearbox driving a LSD rear axle. Now a concours competition. More

Built in 1994 as a track car but never raced, it was finished in Midnight Blue has a 4.5 litre V8 engine, Vulcan unleaded heads, 4 barrel Holley carburettor, Mallory ignition, Motobuild exhaust, an RV8 louvred bonnet, Minilites shod with Yokohamas and OMD race seats. More