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1970 MGB Costello V8 Roadster Sold - £POA

One of only 4 known Mk1 Roadsters in the world and carrying a certificate of authentication from Ken Costello and a motor heritage certificate.

Originally supplied by University Motors in 1970 and then converted to Costello specification in 1971 and reputedly the third Costello Roadster to be produced. Comprehensive nut & bolt restoration carried out in the 1990's and later fitted with a 4600cc V8 engine (overseen by Ken Costello).

There is a huge history file with all documentation including the original purchase invoice from new, the original invoice from Ken Costello in 1971, and all supporting maintenance/work carried out. Upgrades and specification include:

Cosworth-built Rover 4600cc V8 Cross-bolted engine
Weber 500cfm carburettor
Edelbrock manifold
SD1 4-pot calipers
Green Stuff brake pads
Lowered rear springs
Panhard rod
Mohair hood
Uprated headlamps
Heavy duty clutch
Minilite anthracite centre-lock alloy wheels
Replica water header tank
Costello-approved egg box grille

Featured on BBC2's 'The Car's The Star' with Quentin Wilson, the car is well known to the Costello world and the previous owner has enjoyed many long trips in the car including a 1000 mile trouble-free trip to France.

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