MGB GT V8 Tyres
MGB GT V8 1973–1976
- The MGB GT V8 fitted 175-14 we recommend fitting the 175 HR 14 Michelin XAS. This tyre offers light and progressive handling while also improving directional stability. We suggest fitting Michelin 14E innertubes to 175-14 tyres.
- The wider alternative to 175 - 14 is 195/70 R 14. In this size we recommend the 195/70 VR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36.
- We suggest fitting Michelin 14F innertubes to tyres in this size.
- The recommended tyre pressures for the MGB GT V8 are 26psi in the front and 32 in the rear.
- If you are looking for other MGB fitments, please take a look at our MGB Tyre Page to find your MGB model and the perfect fitment for it.
- Our period Innertube Guides suggest that the MGB GT V8 ran tubeless wheels from 1974. Innertubes are not required on these wheels. If you have a 1973 GT V8 it may have tube-type wheels fitted. One might still fit innertubes to tubeless wheels; perhaps if you fit tube-type tyres, suffer a puncture, or are not confident your rims are airtight. For more information, see our Innertube Page.
MGB GT V8 Recommended Tyres
Other Options for MGB GT V8 Tyres
History of the MGB GT V8
The MGB GT V8 was made available to the public in 1973, offering a Rover V8 engine in place of the usual BMC B-series engine. The installation of the Rover V8 engine was relatively simple as there were no significant changes to the chassis needed, on top of this, there was no loss of handling due to the changes made to accommodate the V8. These cars have a fantastic fuel economy, reaching less than 30mpg even if you really are giving it some. Chrome bumper and rubber bumper versions of the GT V8 were produced up until 1976 when production ceased.