MGB GT V8 Sebring race or track car
Refreshed over the past 12 months in preparation to race for 2021
Engine is 3.9 race specification dry sump Rover V8. This is a famous engine originally used in hill climbing, affectionately known as Herman. It ran in a TR8 pushing well over 300hp and held the course record at Gurnston for 10 years
The engine has been completely rebuilt with new parts where needed. Extensive photos of the rebuild have been documented, basic spec is:
Rover V8 3.9
multi-layer race head gaskets
Solid lifters and race camshaft
Fully lightened and balanced
Full dry sump system with oil tank in mid of car, all oil feed and return pipes and unions replaced, all routed through car to avoid catching them on kerbs etc
Edelbrock 4 barrel carb
Brand new RV8 front discs and callipers, brand new rear shoes, cylinders, fixings, adjusters etc, new brake lines run through the car and master cylinder
Koni dampers, rear anti-tramp bars
Full roll cage, seat, harness etc (though I expect these may need renewing if you want to race it for scrutineering reasons)
Brand new polycarbonate windows, including modified front doors so one piece through the quarterlights
New alternator and new fuel line run through car to avoid damage from kerbs
New distributor, coil and HT system
New lightweight high torque race starter motor
Full Sebring wide arches and customised front bumper system. Car also comes with a new simple front bumper if you don’t like the custom one
New custom door cards, straps etc
Fully rewired from scratch, new fuse board, with customised dashboard. All switches replaced with race grade systems
New poly bushes on rear axle
New customised balanced propshaft
I have all rebuild receipts and a huge folder of history for the car
Various spares also included, too may small items to list
No doubt there is loads I have not listed!
The car starts on the button and sounds amazing.
Important note for any dreamers or timewasters! - This car is prepared as a track/race car. The paintwork is good, but not great. There is no corrosion and it’s a very strong shell. If you want a show car this is not for you, this car is built to race and have fun with, its not a garage queen.
This car is perfect for Bernies V8’s or other classic championships or a great track car to have fun with. Its tax and MOT exempt so could be used on the road, though it would not be comfortable!
I have the V5 in my name and its registered as a V8 on this
Any inspection welcome and recommended, I am in Shirley/Beckenham, South East London area.