1974 MGB GT V8 RHD
The Holy Grail of MGBs, the "factory" MGB GT V-8, a rare and exclusive vehicle that came to production against all odds, and yet despite huge accolades, was quickly cancelled, never to enter the American market. Today, 16 of the factory V-8s, live in the U.S. This beauty is one of those 16. Its first owner here in the states was an influential member of the MGB world and he, like the current caretaker, tended to this car with meticulous care and attention. This is a wonderful car with great history and known ownership.
The engine is a Type: V-8, aluminum block and cylinder heads, roller chain-driven camshaft, overhead valves, five main bearing crankshaft with a displacement of 3,532cc . Bore x stroke: 88.90 x 71.12mm Compression ratio: 8.25:1 Horsepower @ rpm: 137 @ 5,000 Torque @ rpm: 193-lbs.ft. @ 2,900 Fuel system: Twin 1.75-inch SU HIF6 carburetors Lubrication system: Full-pressure, 9-row oil cooler Electrical system: 12-volts, two six-volt batteries connected in series Exhaust system: Cast-iron manifolds, Y-pipe, stainless steel exhaust. The Transmission is a four-speed manual with synchromesh on all gears, Laycock Type LH overdrive. Rack and pinion steering. Brakes are hydraulic, Lockheed vacuum-assisted servo Front/rear: 10.7-inch solid discs/10 x 1.7-inch drums. The chassis and body construction is a welded steel monocoque, suspension on front subframe Body style: 2+2 coupe Layout: Rear engine, rear-wheel drive. And the suspension consists of front Independent, coil springs, wishbones with Armstrong lever arm shocks, 5/8-inch solid anti-roll bar Rear Solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, Armstrong lever arm shocks.
Price is $45,000.00 US