5k: MGBuick GT: 1966 MG MGB GT 3.8L GM V6 Swap

Is it correct to call the classic 2-seater from Morris Garage an MG MGB or an MGB?  What about the MGB GT or is it an MG MGB GT?  Anyway, the MGB was a roadster and the platform later spawned the MGB GT hatchback, MGC (inline-6 power) and finally MGB GT V8….but it took a lunatic with a garage to swap a Buick 3800 V6 into a lime green MGB GT.  Confused?  Find this 1966 MG MGB GT 3.8L GM V6 Swap for sale in Gladstone, KS for $6,500 via craigslist.  Tip from slowcarSLOW-MPGlol.

This MGB GT is covered in a toxic shade of neon green and rides low on some aftermarket wheels.  All of the bright-work has been painted black and it actually doesn’t look that bad.  There is one pic of the car with a set of black wheels, but it looks much better in the mid-80s Celica look-a-like wheels.

Power is provided by a GM 3.8 liter series II V6 from either a Camaro or Firebird based on the longitudinal setup.  The engine is commonly called the Buick 3800 V6 or the Buick Fireball V6 and in L36 spec it should be good for 200 horsepower and 225 ft-lbs of torque stock.  This one is modified and should put out something closer to 230 horsepower and is mated to a Borg-Warner T-5 manual transmission.

This T-5 is shifted by the worlds largest shift lever – it looks like a gentleman’s walking stick is poking through the floor.  The seats are salvaged from a Mazda MX-5 and the inside is cooled with an aftermarket vintage air AC system.

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