1972 MG B GT Costello V8

Lot: 816

Sold for (£): 11,660
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1972 MG B GT V8 Costello manual that has been with the current owner for the last 6 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 101 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Rarely seen V8 conversion predating BL's own efforts... 


  • 1 of 225 converted by Costello between 1970 and 1974. The car that 'woke up' British Leyland
  • Re-shelled as per original spec in the late '80s. Ongoing restoration and much detailing since
  • Regularly maintained with upgrades including a high capacity oil pump and separate clutch servo
  • Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Ken Costello. MoT valid until 13/03/2019
  • Costello V8s have a certain cachet and are celebrated by a very active owner's club

Lot Details

Registration: COV 676K RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1972 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 942
Model: B GT V8 Costello MOT expiry: 2019-03-13
Warranted: No Chassis number: GHD5276605G

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 101 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


New black leather bucket seats


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Recent new Clutch Servo.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:


Recent new wiring loom

Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history