Former Championship winner & lap record holder.
Proud to offer this very competitive MGB Race Car in Old English White with a Black hardtop. Eligible for numerous race categories including the MGCC’s BCV8 Championship, Cockshoot Cup, Peter Best Insurance Challenge, and Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship. The regulations for these series vary slightly but not substantially.
A proven car with fair pedigree, our MGB won the 2007 ‘BCV8 Championship’ where this car still holds a couple of lap records.
In 2005, BLC Engineering were instructed to build a new full-race engine for the coming season. Bob Luff of BLC Engineering recalls that this was one of the best ‘B’ series engines they ever built, producing a healthy 200bhp. The engine spec sheet is quite lengthy, but the highlights include; 1950cc, 200 bhp, Bob Luff head, ‘Arrow’ steel con-rods, ‘Acrilite’ pistons, Kent 712SP camshaft, Kent roller-rockers, lightweight Kent cam-followers, Davies Craig electronic water pump, Piper Vernier pulleys, lightened and polished pushrods, an aluminium back plate, a full-race lightweight flywheel, full race ‘quartermaster’ clutch, custom exhaust manifold, and split Dellorto 48s. The car was fitted with Spax adjustable dampers and custom machined Nylatron bushes at the same time.
Later, in 2011, the then owner entrusted our car to his own company, TJ Engineering, to give the MG a complete nut and bolt rebuild and prepare it for the following season. Sold to a new custodian in early 2012, the car never actually campaigned a full season, but instead was used sparingly at a few track and test days, including two BCV8 events, one of which was at Silverstone. At Brands Hatch, driven by a novice racer, this able MGB still managed to finish 2nd in class. The recent fitment of new ‘in-date’ seat belts and fire extinguisher further enhance the appeal of this cracking little racer.
Finally, in early 2013, the engine was once again rebuilt by TJ Engineering and has had only very minimal use since.
Also included with the car are 4 x spare ‘Minilite’ wheels shod with wet weather tyres and an additional spare matching ‘Compomotive’ wheel with a new dry tyre.
|Number of cylinders:||4|
|Year of Manufacture:||1972|