Brand MG
Model GT V8
Color Orange
Transmission Manuel 4 gears + overdrive
Pk 137 ch
Mileage 62,702 miles
Year 1973
Price 29.000 €

Introduced in August 1973, the V8-powered MGB combined the popular coupe body style with a powerful three-and-a-half-liter light-alloy V8 engine. The Rover engine operated with a reduced compression ratio but increased torque compared to similar engines then used in Rover sedans. The result transformed the MGB, creating a very agile car with both smooth and economical power – characteristics that continue to have particular appeal to V8 enthusiasts today!

On the road, the MGBGTV8 performs wonderfully, accelerating quickly in the highest gears, quickly reaching 200 km/h. The 0 to 100 time of 7.7 seconds is still 30 years later a time that many of today’s sporty sedans can’t reach.

The V8 engine, although derived from an early 1950s Buick model, is equipped with hydraulic rollers that give the MGBGTV8 a quietness that complements its smooth power delivery. Under the hood, the lightweight aluminum V8 engine feels much larger than the stock steel four-cylinder engine, but it’s only slightly heavier if you include the engine’s accessories. The advantages of the light weight are a good weight distribution between the front and the rear and an appreciable increase in the power-to-weight ratio, even for the 137 hp V8 engine.

This example is a first production model, with chrome bumpers, imported from England to Germany in 2010 and was then fully restored until 2015-2016. It retains its magnificent original “BLAZE” orange color.

A complete history covering the life and restoration of the vehicle is available, as well as the original service booklet. Everything seems to suggest that the mileage is real.

The vehicle works perfectly.