Alex shared this website with me a few weeks back, not really his thing he didn’t feel compelled to make a blog entry about it, I however thought it would be ideal to do so. Despite the title, it’s essentially a site dedicated to conversion in British cars, be they 4, 6 or 8 or otherwise (there’s bound to be a rotary conversion on there somewhere, surely) This first one I’ll show you is the one that caught my attention up front, especially being that when you think conversion into an MG or some such, you tend to think Rover V8. Not this car though, this is a whole different tack that likely offends a lot of the MG faithful.
Externally, it appears as any other MGA, even if you take a closer look around it, you’d think that. It’s not until you see what’s under the bonnet that you realise it isn’t your average MGA
..and some more shots of the outside just to show how standard it appears;
You can read more about the car and see a few more pictures here; British V8 – 1962 MGA MkII
Another worthy of being shown is this powder blue frog-eye Sprite;
The whole car is amazingly done and well worth a look good look over; British V8 – 1959 Austin Healey Sprite
This last one that I’ll include is simply because of what’s in it and when it was done;
You’ll be forgiven for thinking that it’s not an Austin Healey 100 being that it’s had a stylised Cobra facelift done on it, replacing the standard triangular Healey grille. What you can’t tell from looking at it though is that this sits nestled into the tiny engine compartment;
That’s 6850cc, 6.8litres, into that tiny British shell. Just magic, and not standard form magic either, but modified. Awesomeness incarnate. If this was done recently you’d perhaps think it was not such a big deal however the initial conversion was done in 1957 with a smaller 303ci Olds engine and the present engine was slapped in there in 1964.
You can read more about it here; British V8 – 1954 Austin Healey 100
Of course these three are only a very tiny, tiny sample of what’s available to view on British V8, I’ve not even skimmed the surface myself so I’ll like you (I would hope), I’ll be browsing there for a while.