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Private sale- upgraded Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8
Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 (originally Blaze 0177) built in May 1973 and first registered in September 1973. Only 3 owners, Condition 1-2 with no rust as undersealed from new. Upgraded in the 1980s: painted Bentley green metallic, upgraded brakes and Spax adjustable dampers, Holley 4 barrel down draft carburettor and Offenhauser inlet manifold, engine bored out to 4 litres, period steering wheel and radio/cassette player, genuine Minilite wheels and sill protectors. A set of 5 original wheels (painted gold) included in the sale. Has recently been serviced with an MOT and fitted with a new manifold/exhaust and additional inner wing cooling holes. Completed over 3,000 trouble free miles in 2016 and permanently garaged. Goes rather nicely, offers over £21,500. 170418 More Contact: Andy 01844 353819. Located in Oxfordshire 2 miles from J6 M40.
Wanted - Condition 3 Factory MGBGTV8
MG enthusiast is nearing the completion of a full restoration of a Condition 3 Factory MGBGTV8 and is seeking another V8 for another rebuild project. If you have a V8 in need of a rebuild which you would want to go to a good home and know it will be rebuilt and return as a restored Factory MGBGTV8 please do get in touch. Contact Togzie on 07956 492914 or 01883 340961 or by email. See photo report of the current rebuild. More 170220
Private sale - 1973(M) Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Damask Red
A Day 1 Factory production vehicle (car number 0139 which is believed to be the first ‘Production’ designated car number). Damask Red bodywork with navy blue trim interior. This car has been fully restored and is a Condition 1 vehicle. Over £15,000 spent on the bodywork and interior in the last 4 years. Prior to this it underwent a full mechanical strip down and rebuild. With 88,376 miles and only 2,500 miles in last 6 years it has been kept garaged and only run in dry weather. Five new tyres and MOT til August 2017. BMHIT certificate available. Registered with the V8 Database. Road tax exempt. Genuine reason for sale. Offers over £25,000. 170125 More
Contact Brian on 01363 866507. Location Devon. No canvassers please.

Wanted - MGBGTV8 wanted by longtime Club member
Chrome bumper condition 1 car. The more history the better.
Please contact Geoff on 01548 521281 or email - Location Devon. 170112
Wanted - exceptional MGBGTV8 Factory car by long term V8 Register Member - car purchased through this advert
Long term V8 Register member seeks to purchase from a fellow enthusiast a Factory V8, Condition 1, chrome bumper car which is close to the original specification but with a sunroof. You may be assured that your car will go to a good home. As a long term MGV8 enthusiast I wish to purchase from an owner who, like me, cares about the future of the car as much as its past. I am happy to accept a car subtly or tastefully modified including leather upholstery. Colour must be unchanged from the Factory original and preferably Glacier White, Black Tulip or Teal Blue, but any colour would be fine for the right car. In the first instance please feel free to call for a chat together. Alternatively email or me to give the expectation of price together with a general exchange of other information. Please, no dealers. I am in Norfolk but will happily travel anywhere within the UK to view a car. A comprehensive history file that includes details of body and mechanical repairs or upgrades would be invaluable as would any other documentation regarding the history. Also any information on the availability, or likely availability, of a good MGBGTV8 would be very much appreciated. Discretion assured. Contact: Angus Munro. 170112
Private sale - 1974 MGBGTV8 Factory chrome bumper model no 1533 - SOLD in 3 weeks
Earlier renovation including bare metal respray, changing colour from Bracken to Oporto, suspension upgrades including Spax dampers and a blueprinted engine producing 182 BHP at the flywheel with a 5 speed SD1 gearbox. The upgraded trim has been partially replaced and needs finishing. The Webasto roof is waterproof, as recently tested on this year's New Forest V8 Tour and new tyres were fitted last year as were two 12v batteries. The bodywork is very good, testament to the earlier paintwork and the engine and drive train are superb. A comprehensive and very detailed record of the restoration is included as well as invoices for the work carried out under my ownership, which includes a new fuel pump, headlights, radio, seats and door cards. Work required: nearside door needs rehanging, offside window needs adjustment, interior trim needs completion and wheels need balancing. £14,500 161031
Location: Windsor, Berkshire
Private sale - 1973 MGB V8 Roadster in white - readvertised and reduced to sell - SOLD in 4 weeks
The original car was a chrome bumper and it has a chrome bumper cross member, not from a rubber bumper model which is common practice. The engine sits lower than any you will find and sits well into the bulkhead giving better balance than any others I have driven. This car is not for the purist as it has been modified. Front suspension with coil over shocks which is fully adjustable. Disc brakes all round, vented fronts, Rear axle has a 3.08 ratio with limited slip diff, wire wheels 7" x 15 fronts and 8" x 15 rears. Later after market instrument gauges. Full wet weather gear. The log book shows it is registered with the correct engine details. The age qualifies it for road tax exemption. It has a current MOT until October 2017. It comes with an assortment of spares. Someone will have some fun with this car as it's very quick. It has always been garaged whilst in my ownership since (1989).
Reduced to £12,250. 161017
Location: Can be viewed in West Sussex.
Private sale - superb 1969 MGB V8 Roadster in Silver - SOLD
Professionally rebuilt on a Heritage shell for a previous owner by High Park Classics of Collingham, Yorkshire. Jaguar platinum metallic silver bodywork, RV8 bonnet, black hood, newly recovered grey/black leather reclining seats with lumber support in drivers seat, black carpets & carpet mats with MG logo. Chrome bumper and fitted chrome luggage rack. Reconditioned 200 BHP Rover V8 3500cc engine.
This MGB V8 is in first class condition / specification and has had more than £35,000 spent on its rebuild and upgrades alone, this car has completed less than 13,000 miles since. Large history file, MOT to July 2017. £21,995 ono. 160929
Located in Cheshire.
Private sale at auction - low mileage chrome bumper Factory MGBGTV8 in Tundra - SOLD at auction
Tundra 1118 (1974) with only 19,642 miles and owned by a former V8 Register member, is being sold at Classic Car Auctions on Saturday 24th September at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre CV311XN . Details say it "has been maintained regardless of cost, it has never been restored but simply regularly maintained and cared for on an ongoing basis. Sensible upgrades include a twin 12v battery conversion and a stainless steel exhaust system. The MOT test was recently passed with no advisories". From the auction listing it appears to be Condition 2 Plus with an auction estimate of £12,000 to £15,000. The vendor has since clarified the mileage is in fact "about 119,000" and not 19,642. 160828 Auction listing & Photos & auction report
Private sale - concours Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Teal Blue - SOLD in only 9 days
Teal Blue 0528 a (1973) is a superb driving car in concours condition; rebuild started in March 2013 and was completed in August 2014. All the restoration work carried out by Halls Garage at Bourne, mileage shown 39,000 (believed genuine). The rebuild was undertaken with attention to detail and originality. Winner of the concours at MGLive! 2015 and Car of the Show and Premier Class winner at MGLive! 2016 and best concours MG and Car of the Show at MGOC Northern National event. A full photo record of the rebuild along with itemised receipts are available via email. Reason for selling is I have a bad knee which makes driving painful so the consequent lack of use forces a very reluctant sale at considerably less than the rebuild cost for a car. Nothing needs doing except driving it. Offers around £31,750. 160815
Spares package available to include a new Old Stock original exhaust manifold, Unipart oil filters and hard to find Land Rover fuel filters, Lucas distributor cap and rotor arm etc. Package of spares for an extra £500.
Private sale - Factory MGBGTV8 in Brooklands Green - SOLD in 9 days
Brooklands Green 0207 is a Condition 2 Factory MGBGTV8, professionally restored in 1999 by HCR of Horam, Sussex. It is a 1973 chrome-bumper car, registered as "Historic" so no road tax payable. I have owned the car since January 2004, and the onset of arthritis leads to a reluctant decision to sell. It has the benefit of a Weather shield full fabric sunroof in matching green, refurbished in 2008. The car has a number of extras: Performance improvements: Weber carburettor with K & N air filter; Lumenition electronic ignition (replaced 2015); tubular exhaust manifolds and stainless steel exhaust system; coil-over front suspension and anti-tramp bars at rear; Minilite style wheels; twin 12 volt batteries; low brake-fluid warning light; "secret" cut-out switch for security. Switch to select cooling fans. Interior improvements: "Classic" seats in magnolia leather, with green piping to match exterior colour plus matching leather rear seat. Thick pile carpets. Instruments have magnolia dials, with green lettering. Mota-Lita wooden steering wheel (original type steering wheel included). Uprated heater fan. "Smart Screen" electronic wiper delay. Maintenance: rear shock absorbers replaced this year, regular brake fluid changes have been done; rear bumper re-chromed 2013; radiator re-cored and water pump replaced 2011; steering rack reinforcing brackets fitted 2010, king-pins replaced 2013, all in addition to routine regular maintenance. I have a log of all work done during my ownership, and a quantity of spares is included. £16,500. 160805 Photos Location: Sussex.
Wanted by private buyer - MGBGTV8 - car found
Should be condition 1 or 2. If not a Factory MGBGTV8, it must have been converted professionally. It must have chrome bumpers and preferably a sun roof. I have just sold my V8 Roadster and require a slightly more practical car. I am happy to travel to view the right car. Location Devon.
160328
Private Sale---1963 MGB V8 Roadster (New Heritage Shell) - SOLD via this website
MGB V8 Roadster in midnight blue with burgundy leather trim. Less than 3,000 miles since a professional nut and bolt restoration on completely new Heritage bodyshell. Rebuilt Rover SD1 3.5 litre V8 with LT77 five speed gearbox. Twin 1 3/4" SU carbs. Lumenition ignition. 3.07 rear axle. Stainless exhaust system. Double wishbone and adjustable coil spring front suspension. Gas shock absorbers all round. Uprated front discs. Replica 15" Minilites with 185/65 Goodrich tyres. All new brake cylinders,brake lines and hoses. New battery and wiring loom. New windscreen,front grill, front and rear bumpers, headlights and side lights. Double duck hood with zip down rear window. Non dating number plate. This is virtually a new car in Condition 1. Price £24,000. Would consider an MGB GT V8 plus cash in part exchange. 151117
Location: Devon
Private sale - 1974 Factory Chrome Bumper MGBGTV8 for restoration - sold within a week & at least three calls a week since!
Matching number car with all original parts. Fully documented restoration in 2002 including wings, sills and doors. Daily use for the following 10 years has left some areas needing work. £5,000. 151102
Car is 10 minutes from M25 junction 9.
Private sale - V8 Roadster conversion in White Gold - SOLD
MGB V8 Roadster 1977 in White Gold with 36k miles, restored and converted in 2002 by MG specialist Hall's Garage at Morton Lincolnshire with a. 3.5L Rover/ Buick 167BHP, 5 speed R380 gearbox, uprated suspension and brakes. Personal number not included. 12 months MOT, fully maintained by Halls, in superb condition. A beautiful car to look at and even better to drive, and sensibly priced at £15,500 (reduced) 151005
Location: South Lincolnshire
Private sale - Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Glacier White - SOLD in less than 3 weeks
Glacier White 1932
(Oct 74 N) with tan interior, MOT to April 2016, zero VED with "Historic" road tax exemption. The Sports Car Classics magazine featured this car in 2003/2004 in a special "V8 Power" article, including detailed descriptions of the very comprehensive "virtually as new" restoration works carried out on this "Condition 1+" car. The present owner bought this car immediately after reading this article. To read a copy of this "V8 Power" article. There have been two significant restoration phases: the first around 1983/4 to rebuild the car into a new BMC factory made (1980) body shell (these last factory made shells had far superior anti-corrosion treatment than earlier ones) and the second restoration took place in 1997-2003 and was fully comprehensive as described in the above article, with about everything being inspected and refurbished/replaced as required. It has covered 10,273 miles since this restoration. Extensive records (invoices) for these restoration works are available. In summary the significant/major works include: replaced body shell (CB) and a subsequent body shell strip/refinish and repaint; engine stripped down, inspected and refurbished as necessary by a Rover V8 engine specialist company; brakes and suspension rebuilt; exhaust system reverted to cast iron manifolds; electrical systems and fully reworked interior with leather seats and new carpet etc.; and much more. The major supplier for genuine MG parts was V8 Conversions of Farnborough, Kent who have continued to supply parts to the present owner, these included: engine immobiliser/keyless entry; electric window lifts, Lumenition electronic ignition; replacement alternator and starter. Also new Firestone tyres fitted, as may have been on the car when new. Price: £15,500 for a car ready to go anywhere at any time. Definitely a Condition 1+ car. 150921
Location: Gloucestershire, just off A40 near Bourton on the Water.
Private sale - Factory MGBGTV8 in Damask Red - SOLD
Damask 1516
(1974) registered on 6th September 1974 with an original UK registration number VKX 207 N and matching chassis and engine numbers (GD2D11516G/1395). The car has original Passport and Owners Handbook and some service history, last two recorded MOTs were July 1999 with recorded mileage of 11,344 and July 2000 with recorded mileage of 11,930 The car has done very little mileage since. Mechanically the car is in excellent condition with complete new braking system including callipers, master cylinder, servo and copper lines installed. All front suspension has been fitted with poly bushes, uprated valves, uprated anti roll bar, castor kit and negative camber arms. Battery has been converted to single 12v with isolator switch. Interior is excellent with new leather upholstery and new fitted carpets and period radio, new 15" alloy wheels with Pirelli tyres also fitted. Bodywork is in good condition however there are areas that will need attention as there are signs of rust coming through, for example bottom of doors and front wings around mouldings and lights etc. Needs a new rear exhaust box. The car will also come with numerous spares including the five original Dunlop composite wheels, new front grill (never fitted) original air intake (K&N filters fitted) spare fuel pump and many more parts. I haven't driven the car on a regular basis in over two years and it needs to be driven and cared for so I'm looking for someone to give it the care and attention it deserves. Price reduced to £8,500 ono.150916
Location: Co. Cavan, Ireland.
Urgently Wanted - Exceptional original Factory MGBGTV8 - car found & purchased
I am looking for a genuine Condition 1 or Condition 2 low mileage GT V8 which is mostly the original specification or slightly improved. The bodywork, interior and mechanicals should be excellent and I would prefer a late chrome bumper model with a sunroof. I am now retired and need a car that my wife will be comfortable in for weekends away. I have recently joined the MG Car Club and am a genuine MG enthusiast who wants to buy a much cherished car from another member who has decided to relinquish his pride and joy. I promise to give the car a very good home! Please email your photos, specification and what you would like for the car.
Location: Surrey

Wanted - Exceptional original Factory MGBGTV8 - Car now found in New Zealand
I am the proud owner of two Concours standard Spridgets, a 1971 Austin Sprite and a 1973 MG Midget, both of which I treasure. However I would like to purchase an MGBGTV8 at which point my wife informs me that one of the Spridgets will have to go! I am looking for a genuine Condition 1 very low mileage V8 which is close to original specification and in an unmolested state. The bodywork and mechanicals should be commensurate with a Condition 1 rated car. I appreciate that whilst such a car would initially be more expensive to purchase, long term ownership costs should be considerably lower as I expect to have an annual mileage of only circa 3,000 miles. I know I have set very stringent search criteria but as a genuine MG enthusiast and fellow MG Car Club member (not a Trader) understandably I only want the best! A chrome bumper car would be preferred but I would consider a truly exceptional car with rubber bumpers. Although some colours would have an attraction I do not wish to limit my search by this criteria at this stage. If possible I would like to purchase from a fellow enthusiast. In the first instance please email photos, specification and expectation of price.
Location: Northamptonshire/Cambridgeshire
Private sale - Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 in Citron Yellow - SOLD in 5 weeks
Citron 2492
was manufactured on 1st April 1975 and first registered on 1st January 1976. Only 28,000 dry miles since sympathetic restoration. This car is in very original condition, waxoyled, undersealed, always garaged and only used in summer. Full Weathershield sunroof, stainless exhaust and a Heritage Certificate. Lovely car I have owned for 24 years, very reluctant private sale £15,500. 150811
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
Private sale - 1973 MGB V8 Roadster in white
The car was built by myself "a trained engineer" in 1990. Therefore I can advise the buyer on everything to do with the car. I used the car regularly in the early years including many trips abroad and it proved to be very reliable. The original car was a chrome bumper and it has a chrome bumper cross member, not from a rubber bumper model which is common practice. The engine sits lower than any you will find and sits well into the bulkhead giving better balance than any others I have driven. This car is not for the purist as it is extensively modified. Bespoke front suspension with coil over shocks and fully adjustable. Disc brakes all round, vented fronts, Ford rear axle 3.08 ratio with limited slip diff, wire wheels 7" x 15 fronts and 8" x 15 rears. Later Smiths instrument gauges. Full weather gear. DVLA. were contacted when I finished the car and it is registered with the correct registration document details so no issues with insurance etc and the age qualifies it for road tax exemption. It has a current MOT. It comes with a vast amount of spares including two spare SD1 engines (one has fuel injection), 5 speed gearbox, brand new super charger, the original set of 14" wire wheels with very good tyres and many other bits and pieces. I'm 60 now and it all has to go. Someone will have some fun with this car as it's very quick. It has always been garaged since 1990. £15,500. 150622 More
Contact: 07776 232259 or email . Location: Can be viewed in West Sussex.
Private sale - MGBGTV8 race car shell - SOLD
I am rebuilding my V8 race car into a Heritage shell. The old shell would make a great budget race project. It's a 1974 conversion with the engine bay and gearbox modified, full roll cage and steering included. Good engine and other parts also available.

Wanted – MGBGTV8 Chrome bumper factory car - car found and purchased in Northern Ireland
I am an MG Car Club member and a long-time MGB GT fan having owned a wire wheel BGT in British Racing Green in the 1970s. Family circumstances forced the sale of the car and I have hankered after another ever since. However, I would now like a little more power than the 1800 engine and a V8 seems the obvious choice. I am looking for a car in good condition, preferably category 1, in Damask Red, Teal Blue or Glacier White with an extensive service history and without a sun roof. Limited garage space combined with my age and lessening agility makes a car in good condition a necessity. The days of engine removal and bodywork repair are now behind me. I would prefer to buy from a private seller rather than from a dealer or by auction. If you are a MG enthusiast who would like to sell your cherished car to a like-minded enthusiast, please give me a ring or email. I live in the Midlands but distance would be no object for the right car. 150311
Wanted - MGBGTV8 Condition 3 - withdrawn
A V8 enthusiast is rebodying an MGBGTV8 and is seeking a Condition 3 car so if any member knows of a Condition 3 car that might be for sale then please do not hesitate to get in touch. It will be an opportunity of saving a V8 in a poor condition from the breaker's yard so its identity can be preserved in a good quality Factory V8 rebuild. 150127
Private sale - MGBGTV8 Sebring in BRG - withdrawn
MGBGTV8 Sebring (1974 K reg) in A1 condition chrome bumper model in BRG plus BRM Orange "Lipstick" around the grill.
Private sale - Factory Original MGBGTV8 - Sold to an enthusiast in France
Teal Blue 0547. For sale of my beloved MGBGTV8 which I have had the pleasure of owning and maintaining for two and half years. This is a very early ‘matching numbers’ tax exempt car built in August 1973 and despatched to Kennings in Ealing, London on 12th Sept 1973 and registered to its first owner on 12th October 1973. Chassis GD2D1/547-G, Engine 4860-0400 with body in Teal Blue with Autumn Leaf interior and a Tudor Webasto sunroof. A true classic British thoroughbred with looks and 120+ MPH performance to match; the car remains in fine fettle and runs very well with no creaks or groans and returns good MPG with use of the smooth-engaging overdrive. MOT expires April 2015. Bodywork, paint finish, interior, chrome and appendages all in very good condition. The only non-standard extras are the fitment of electric windows which work fine and Luminition electronic ignition, which is also very good. When the revs start to rise and the pace quickens, a stainless exhaust gives the car a very pleasant howl, while recent fitment of a new servo ensures excellent breaking performance, as and when you need it. Four new Continental Eco-Contact tyres as recommended by the Register provide superb grip and added ride comfort. Has had two new 6v batteries fitted only recently. A full history file of bills and receipts, plus photos of the restoration confirms the history and provenance. Also supplied with a Heritage Certificate. A sound future investment as the market is now waking up to recognising these cars for their rarity and classic British appeal. Price £13,950 141106
Car located in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Wanted – Chrome bumper Factory MGBGTV8 for restoration - withdrawn
Absolutely anything in any condition considered. Private buyer – I will collect with cash! 141020
Private sale - chrome bumper Factory MGBGTV8 in Damask - SOLD October 2014
Damask 1670
(1974) with Black interior and leather front seats, Moto Lita steering wheel and boss (as per Frontline MGB - the original steering wheel comes with car); K & N filters (original air filter cans but not shrouds come with car), original Dunlop composite steel/alloy wheels (painted) and a stainless steel exhaust. Garaged and maintained by private MG expert, including annual services and occasional repairs. Recorded mileage is 131,000 it has averaged circa 3,800 miles per year over last six and half years. Detailed comprehensive records from May 1979 to date cover the bodywork, gearbox and engine restoration by previous owners. Comes with an up to date set of V8 Workshop Notes on a USB memory stick. It has a British Heritage Certificate and is currently taxed to July 2015 but becomes tax free on 1st April 2015. MOT to February 2015. Quality car and a past show winner. Agreed value to be increased in April 2015 to £13,300 based on V8 website price guide. For quick sale £10,950. 140924

Location: car can be seen in Bramhall, Cheshire.
Private sale - stunningly fast Factory MGBGTV8 - SOLD February 2015
Black 2564
(1975 P) is an original Factory car, much modified for touring and occasional track day use. £30,000 has been spent on this car in the last 5 years. Stunningly quick on the road and very comfortable over distance! The car has a very low mileage (approx. 13,000 miles), JE Developments 4.6 litre engine with a Coscast cross bolted block, Stage 3 heads, duplex vernier, 10.5:1 c/r giving 275 bhp and driving through a heavy duty clutch to a Cosworth T5 gearbox. The carburettor is an Edelbrock 500 fed by Facet Red top pump and Filter King regulator. Rear suspension is Hoyle IRS full kit with Granada Viscous LSD, while front is also Hoyle coil over shocks. Vented discs at the front with 4 pot callipers and Ford discs at the rear, both ends with EBC Red pads. Ignition is by Lucas DE8, Magnecor Blue leads and sports coil. Cooling is by twin Revotec electric fans with an aluminium radiator, with an auxiliary electric water pump and silicon hoses. The engine has a high volume oil pump, 19 row oil cooler, oil catch tank and a fully baffled sump. Wrapped RV8 Supersports exhaust manifolds exit through the inner wings, with s/steel system giving 98 dB. Interior has two Ridgard RS5 seats, no rear seat and a Momo steering wheel. MOT to April 2015. Price £17,950. 140624
Location: Hertfordshire
Private sale - stunning chrome bumper V8 Roadster in Damask Red - SOLD
Damask Red V8 Roadster
(1977) with only 17,000 miles was totally rebuilt as a chrome bumper conversion with a full body nut and bolt restoration in the late 1990s. It has the more modern 3.9 RV8 engine (3895cc) pushing out 200bhp at the flywheel with a stainless steel exhaust and it performs as expected. The push button start always fires up the engine and I have just put in a new high performance Optima battery. I have had the car for four years now and have only driven it in the summer months on dry runs. The MOT renewal is 20th July 2014 and it's taxed until the end of October 2013. Excellent condition, including the body and all the bright work. New tyres on 15" Minilite wheels with up rated suspension and brakes give the car a great ride. A 14" Motolita steering wheel, leather seats, new carpets and a five-speed gearbox make it a real pleasure to drive. £POA. 130812
Car location: Gloucestershire.
Wanted: MGB V8 Roadster - withdrawn
Must be 5 speed manual, chrome bumper, no bonnet bulge and in good/excellent condition. I live in Bristol and am prepared to travel around 130 miles to view a suitable car. 140104
Wanted: MGB GT V8 chrome bumper Factory car by an MG Car Club member - car found & purchased September 2014
I am looking for a chrome bumper Factory car. I don’t care too much about the color, but originality and condition are most important. Private buyer from Austria, cash on collection. 140825
Private Sale - Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 - SOLD September 2014
Aconite 2135
(May 1975 (N)) with 87,000miles is one of the very early rubber bumper models and one of only twelve in this rare colour, with ochre coloured trim and a Webasto sunroof. I have owned this car for the last 6 years and it has been dry stored since its purchase. Major bodywork repairs have been completed using Heritage body parts - inner outer sills, castle sections and other various body panels and parts have been removed and refurbished, The car is in need of completion, Various new parts for sale separately to complete the restoration, The car is not running and will have to be trailered away, The purchase of a new MG and lack of garage space forces a very reluctant sale of this unique early rubber bumper model. Price £4,250 140708
Location: West Glamorgan
Private sale - low mileage Factory MGBGTV8 in Aconite - SOLD
Aconite 1077
(Feb 74) with only 68,800 miles has been in store for 24 years. Recent service. Ochre coloured seats, internal trim and mats are good. Dunlop composite wheels in good condition. New alternator, starter motor refurbished, stainless steel exhaust, new fuel pump, two new 12V batteries, new radiator and electronic ignition. Taxed and an MOT. Built in December 1973 and road tax exempt from April 2014. Reason for sale illness. £13,500. 140225/updated 140425
Location: Hertfordshire
Private sale - 1976 (P) Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 in Black with Gold Jubilee strips - withdrawn
Black 2788 built in February 1976 and first registered in April 1976 and supplied by University Motors, Epsom. I'm the 3rd owner, the original owner sold the car in 2002 and it is believed that it may have been stored for several years. I have owned the car since 2006 and the current mileage is now 71,825 miles. The car is in original condition and has not been restored, except the rear off site quarter panel, replaced by the previous owner. The car was protected by "Totalprotection" rust proofing when new and has since been treated with Waxoil. A new full length Britax sunroof was replaced in 2004. Other work to the car has been recorded and receipts kept. The car is taxed until July 2014 and MoT to May 2014. Price £10,500 ono. 140220
Located in Meopham, Kent
Private sale - Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Damask - SOLD in 2 weeks
Damask 0236 (August 73) 147,800 miles. Owned since July 2007. Extensive service history includes: engine rebuild at 133,000, 2004; gearbox rebuild at 145,000, 2011; starter motor rebuild at 147,000, 2013. Fabric sunroof, original Dunlop composite wheels and 12v battery conversion. Driver's seat needs recovering; interior otherwise presentable with lovely Motolita steering wheel. Bodywork needs tidying (rust in usual places, including NSR seam, OSF seam, rear wheel arches, driver's door). MoT to September 2014. Eligible as tax exempt from April 2014. Reason for sale: I have had a lot of fun with this car, but in the past two years have not been using it enough to justify keeping it. Price: £4,500. 140417
Location: Dorset
Private Sale - Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 - SOLD
Flamenco Red 2395 first registered in December 1975 with sun roof. Car owned by me for 22 years and maintained to a high standard. Phone or email for further details and the reason for sale. £6,750 ono. 140414
Private sale - exceptional MGB V8 Roadster - SOLD in 22 days
V8 Roadster in Rosso Red
is a 1974 US spec car reimported in 1995 and restored and converted to RHD by Maidstone Sports Cars. With a 200bhp plus 3.5 litre V8 built to Vitesse specifications, RC87 camshaft kit and 9.75:1 pistons, RV8 stainless steel exhaust manifolds, enlarged radiator and twin electric fans, uprated front and rear suspension, uprated front brakes, recondition 3.07:1 rear axle with a Quaife, recently reconditioned V8 gearbox with overdrive, replica 14" Minilite wheels with Dunlop tyres, walnut dashboard, black leather seats and trim, a black mohair hood, uprated headlamps and US spec chromed triple windscreen wipers. The car has been converted to chrome bumpers by Maidstone Sports Cars and the bodywork is excellent with only dry use. Car has covered 16,700 miles on the new V8 engine. £11,995. 140323

Location: Barnet, North London.
Private Sale - MGB V8 Roadster - SOLD promptly for cash
MGB V8 Roadster in Pageant Blue
is based on a 1978 Californian shell, reimported to the UK in 2000 and converted to a V8, using an MGBGTV8 as a donor vehicle. In the 9 years of my ownership it has been converted to chrome bumper, had a LT77 5 speed gearbox fitted, Hoyle coil over front suspension with adjustable Spax shock absorbers front and rear fully Poly bushed, uprated 4 pot calipers, stainless steel RV8 style exhaust system, electronic ignition, Minilite wheels, wind deflector, and blue mohair hood. Mileage shown as 108,500, taxed till Aug 2014 and MOTd till Sept 2014. There is no rust and it has not been patched welded. Excellent condition throughout. Priced realistically at £10,250. 140317
Location: Cambridgeshire
Private sale - low mileage, chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Black - SOLD in less than a week at the asking price
MGBGTV8 Black
1228 (1974), chrome bumpers, Webasto sunroof, owned 24 years, totally restored with bills for all parts and work, period radio cassette, engine rebuilt 2011, new batteries, garaged, little but regular use and never gets wet, MOT, excellent condition. £12,950. 140226
Private sale - Factory rubber bumper MGBGTV8 in Glacier White - SOLD in 30 days
Glacier White 2809
, first registered in April 1976, current mileage is 106,000 with a mileage history on MOT certificates since 1986. Stainless steel exhaust, stainless steel oversills, original Weathershields sunroof, leather seats, gas struts on the bonnet and tailgate, original Dunlop wheels including the spare and a Radiomobile Bluetooth radio. Recent new front and rear wings, door skins and windscreen, plastic front wheelarch liners, bare metal respray - the work was carried out by Kirkness & Innes in Edinburgh. Other work is too extensive to list but receipts available for parts and labour going back 24 years. Current owner for 18 years. MOT to December 2014 and road tax to June 2014. Price: £9,000 ono. 140129
Location: Edinburgh.
Wanted: MGBGTV8 chrome bumper Factory car - car found
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deally a car with a VIN No prior to around 1100. Car must be condition 1 and ideally not yellow/brown but condition will be most important. The car is required by MG Car Club enthusiast wanting to use it for European and USA touring and hopefully long term ownership. Private buyer with cash waiting. 131124
2014 project wanted by MG Car Club member - car for refurb project found
Chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in any condition with V5 for complete restoration. Anything considered. Payment on collection. West Yorkshire. 131124
Private sale - ex "O" Series programme car fitted with V8 engine and gear box - SOLD
MGB Tourer 1979 in Brooklands Green
is an ex "O" Series programme car fitted with V8 engine and gearbox and has last edition wheels, orange "campus" seats and the original hood. With only 29,000 miles and a one owner car. Complete records and receipts available. Initially it was built down the line at Abingdon to approve the minor body modifications needed by Pressed Steel for the projected increased performance with the 2 litre fuel injected "O" series engines. Don Hayter bought the body and then the V8 engine was installed in Development department so that this could truly be said to be the last MGB to be assembled in the Factory. For further information on the "O series" programme see Don Hayter's book, the "MGB Story". Price offers. 131004
Location: Oxfordshire
Private sale - MGBGTV8 Conversion in Pewter - SOLD in 5 weeks
MGBGTV8 Conversion finished in Pewter was built from a rebuilt shell some 10 years ago, fitted with a 3500cc engine and a 5speed gearbox and a Holley carb with a twin supersport exhaust. The interior is neatly trimmed with leather contour seats, a Motalita steering wheel, tinted windows and a sunroof. Serviced this year giving 170 bhp, so it sounds and drives brilliantly. Tax exempt with a new MOT. £5,995 130928
View: Warwickshire or the Oxford area
Private sale - chrome bumper Factory MGBGTV8 in Damask - SOLD in January 2014
Damask 0325
(1973) with 220,000 miles has undergone two stages of major refurbishment at B&G Baldock in 2007 and 2012 and is reluctantly offered for sale by a longstanding V8 enthusiast. Replacement Minator alloy wheels. It should qualify for historic vehicle status and VED exemption from April 2014 under the Budget 2013 proposals. £12,500 130808
Location: London SW
Private sale - Factory MGBGTV8 in Citron registered 1st Aug 1974 - SOLD in only 4 days
Citron 1638
with 95,291 miles. I bought the car in April 2005 and have dry stored it since. The car had been off the road for ten years before that. Some work had been done towards returning it to the road when I bought it. Over the past 8 years I have replaced many items to get the car back on the road but time is not something I have been able to spend on it. Parts include exhaust, starter motor, fuel pump, radiator, and refurbished front callipers and hoses. The car runs but needs work to get it back on the road. Price £2,500 130511
Car Location for viewing: Bristol
Private sale - Factory Chrome Bumper MGBGT V8 in Bracken - SOLD in only 2 days!
Bracken 1152
(1974) with 91,000 miles. MOTs back to 1991 (at 64,000 miles) and five previous owners including an interesting first owner. Autumn leaf interior, front seats in leather, Dunlop wheels, Webasto roof and Moto-Lita steering wheel. Bought as a family car when my MGA was no longer practical, but my children have now outgrown the bench seat! A lot of professional work undertaken over the last 3 years to make this a stunning ready to use car. Work included: bodywork sorted in 2011 with new panels as necessary and magnificent bare metal respray in original Bracken. Fully waxoyled and sealed. Chrome replaced as necessary. Electronic ignition, 12v conversion (Bosch battery), new rear springs with upgraded rear shocks, continental ContiEcoContact 3 tyres approximately 1,000 miles ago and alarmed. This car has stunning looks, drives and handles superbly. Reluctant sale. Work was carried out by Willow Triumph in Darlington. Price £11,000. 130502
Location: Durham
Private sale - Factory MGBGTV8 in Nightfire Red - SOLD in 2 months
Nightfire Red 2525 with 114,000 miles, a professional chrome bumper conversion, black leather interior, new MOT and 3 months road tax. £13,500 130523
Car Location for viewing: Cambridgeshire
Private sale - Factory MGBGTV8 in Aporto Red - SOLD
Aporto Red 2796 is a Factory car first registered 1976 with approximately 97,000miles. Enjoyed by current owner for last 17 years with MOT until November 2013. Long list of upgrades and improvements with all receipts, including replacement sills, suspension, fuel tank and leather seats. A very smart car, garaged with only summer use and in full working order with extra benefit of personalised number plate. £6,500. 280113
Location: Windsor, Berkshire
Private sale - DEV 2, the second Project Adder development car - SOLD June 2013
It was built in 1990 by Mark Gamble at BMH using a new Heritage MGB shell and fitted with a 3.9 injection engine supplied by Land Rover Engineering. The car has covered just over 26,000 miles and is in very good condition. It has a 3.9i V8 with 5 speed box with uprated suspension and brakes. Apart from its obvious historic importance, it is a very fast usable car. It may look like an ordinary MGB, apart from its RV8 bonnet and prototype styled front end, but its performance is far from ordinary. It comes with a comprehensive history file and documents relating to its ownership with BMH and Rover Group. I am only selling this car as I need the room. The last time I used it was in 2010 and it is now on SORN. It will be given a new 12 months MOT for the new owner. This is a genuine works development car with documented history. I am open to sensible offers around £14,000. 080912
Location: Shropshire
Private sale - Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Black Tulip - SOLD
Black Tulip 0127
with 122k miles is one of only five Factory built MGBGTV8s (in the first batch of 30 cars) in Black Tulip. The interior has navy blue seats and panels with black carpets. The engine and drive train have been totally rebuilt - the engine 8,000 miles ago and the 5 speed gearbox and rear axle in late 2011. Modifications and additions include: an SD1 5 speed gearbox, 'Minilite' wheels (unmarked) with as new Toyo Prox CF1 195x60x15 tyres, a 'Webasto' sunroof, Sony radio/CD player, Smiths voltmeter & ammeter, Motolita leather steering wheel, K&N filters, Lumenition electronic ignition, Koni telescopic shock absorber rear suspension kit, uprated front and rear anti-roll bars and negative camber front wishbones. New parts (since engine rebuild) include: radiator, header tank, fuel tank and pump, engine hoses, front and rear springs and shock absorbers, clutch plate, brake cylinders, hoses, pads, disks and shoes, batteries, exhaust manifolds and down pipes. Body is fully waxoiled and undersealed and the paintwork is in good condition with a few blemishes but no rust at all; all chrome is excellent. . The road tax expires in December 2012 and the MOT expires in July 2013. The original air filter assemblies are included and the original V8 wheels (in good condition with good tyres) are available too. An exceptional and rare car which drives and handles extremely well. Offers over £10,000. 200612

Location: Hampshire.
Private sale - Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Black Tulip - SOLD
Black Tulip 1185 Factory V8 August 1973 (M reg), older restoration in very good condition, 114 k miles, tan leather interior, bespoke carpets, walnut dash and door caps (tan door caps included in sale), nice chrome, original MG radio/cassette (will control CD-exchanger), choice of wooden or leather Motolita steering wheel, Pertronix electronic ignition, Flamethrower coil, Britax full length sunroof, tinted windows, security locks on doors and tailgate, battery isolator switch, inner wings, silicone brake fluid, stainless braided brake hoses, copper brake lines, underside of car Ziebarted, MG fire extinguisher, recent battery, H4 halogen headlights, V8 wheels and tyres in good condition (unused spare) and stainless steel exhaust. Imported to Holland in November 2004 with approximately 15k miles since. Documentation for original UK registration available and MOTs from 1998 to date. MOT until 29/11/2012. Genuine reason for sale is to fund MGA coupe rally car. See photographs for details. This car ticks all the right boxes! Valuation (August 2009) was 22500 euro (£19,500 approx). Any sensible offer considered. 260811
Location Rockanje (10 minutes drive from Hull-Europoort Ferry) in the Netherlands.
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