The Costello Cars
Listed below are all the remaining Costellos known to exist today. Of the 225 or so built by Costello Engineering, few more than 60 have so far been traced worldwide. For ease of navigation they have been collated into five categories.
Listed here are all the known remaining Costello Roadsters. Only about 35 of the cars built by Ken and his team were topless, which makes them rare indeed; remember that when BLMC finally produced their own MGB V8, none of them were roadsters.
Most of the Costello roadsters are the Mk II version, without the bonnet bulge. However, there are less than half a dozen Mk I models and some 1990s Mk III fuel-injected cars.
About 190 Costellos were GTs, in either Mk I or Mk II guise. The Mk I is instantly recognisable by its bonnet bulge, or if still with original engine, the swan-neck inlet manifold with twin-SU carburettors. The Mk II was usually fitted with a rear-facing Weber carburettor which eliminated the need for a bonnet bulge, and is by far the most common of the two types.
There are other versions of the Costello GT - such the MGC V8 (only 2 were built by Costello — see Andrew Johnson's car) and Roger Cook's 5-litre, eight-port injected model.
Browse the collection of GT and Roadster restoration projects to learn more about the various projects being undertaken. In time, all of them will eventually be up and running and back on the road where they belong.
Owners are encouraged to submit updates and photographs to the site, detailing progress on their projects. Contributors may then learn from each other and can also participate in technical discussions on the Forum.