pre-development MGBGTV8 for auction|
Pricewatch spotter, Keith Belcher, has seen this rare MGBGTV8 has been offered
for sale through an online auction site called "The Market".
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Belcher reports the auction
website says "Auction Closed - current bid £25,000" and "SOLD".
This is considerably lower than the estimate of £35,000 but close to our
guide for an "Exceptional" chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in our updated Price
Guide released in May 2017. 171023
of a pre-development MGBGTV8 in Glacier White |
After being used extensively
for pre-production development and testing (including a high-speed run through
France during which it hit 138mph) it was kept at the factory and used for back-to-back
testing against the first of the rubber-bumpered MGBs at places like MIRA. It
was eventually released for sale to the general public and was bought by Norman
Ward, the son of Robert Ward, MG Cars plant director at the time in April
1976 for £875. He kept it for the next 32 years. The
car was then sold to its second
owner, Clive Wagerfield, who researched and documented the cars history
for the first time. The original numberplate (VRN) was recovered from DVLA with
the support of a detailed V765 report from the V8 Register. The car was auctioned
in July 2014 with a guide price of £10,000 to £14,000 and purchased
by the present owner who is selling now. More
listing estimate £35,000 - pre-development MGBGTV8 in Glacier White|
rare pre-development car with only 83,000 miles which has been well maintained
with careful and sympathetic refurbishment
whilst retaining the patina. The front overriders were removed by the engineering
team at some point in the cars development at the MG Plant to allow the
fitment of auxiliary driving lights. No V8 badge was ever fitted,
presumably to enable stealth testing to take place under cover of relative anonymity.
The auction ends on 4th October 2017. Registered with the V8 Register by all three