Designed in America - perfected in Britain
See a copy of the article on the V8 engine featured in last week's issue of Classic Car Weekly.
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See a copy of the article on the V8 engine featured in last week's issue of Classic Car Weekly. Article

Chris Hope, Features Editor at Classic Car Weekly, has given permission to reproduce a copy of their article appearing in its entirety on the V8 Website after Tuesday 15th August 2017 (the off-sale date of that particular issue).



It's 50 years since the launch of the first Rover V8-engined British car in 1967 and Classic Car Weekly celebrate the versatility of this powerplant and its enduring legacy with an impressive feature article in tomorrow's issue. CCW arranged a photoshoot with five classics powered by the V8 engine: a TVR Chimera, an MGBGTV8, a Rover P5B Coupe, a Morgan Plus 8 and a Range Rover Vogue SE.

The V8 engine was seen as an ideal smooth and refined powerplant for luxury cars, but it was soon discovered that its all-alloy construction meant it was incredibly light weighing no more than a cast iron four-cylinder engine in fact. This and its compact size meant it could also be used for all manner of bespoke sports cars, from MG to Morgan to TVR.

The MGBGTV8 in the article was provided by Keith Belcher seen alongside enjoying driving his V8 at the photoshoot. Keith is one of our Pricewatch volunteers who actively spot adverts for MGV8s for sale online and in print and also listed for auction. Their spots are posted to our Pricewatch webpages providing a useful guide to the MGV8s appearing for sale and current asking prices.
Feature article in tomorrow's issue of Classic Car Weekly


See the full article in this week's issue of Classic Car Weekly on sale at newsagents and some supermarkets on Wednesday 9th August 2017.

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