BV8' built by the Hewitt Brothers of Manchester
A new registration arrived today from an enthusiast who has bought
this extraordinary Prototype 'Super B V8' built
by Hewitt Brothers of Manchester. A truly stunning expertly designed
one-off vehicle which was described as 'An MG for the Nineties' and
that it was the 'Dawn of a new era'.
The Hewitt brothers had a strong background in racing MGs and notched
up more than 250 race and class wins with MGs.
MG V8 prototype Heritage shell build. The Hewitt brothers were
planning to build these cars to order, but as far as we are
aware no other cars were built. Their vision was to create a
MG for the 90s. They designed the striking body kit to lift
the original design and move on from the controversial and somewhat
dated MGB rubber bumpers. The interior is finished in grey leather
and walnut veneer dash for a touch of luxury. The car has a
louvered aluminium bonnet that hides the genuine MG V8 which
has been modified up to 280bhp and breathes through a Holley
390 CFM carburettor, with a 214 Kent cam, a V8 overdrive gearbox.
telescopic shock absorbers, competition springs and eye-catching
9J Revolution wheels. The old MOTs support the 34,000 mileage.
It featured in a magazine article which documented the history
of this car.