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Several V8 Register members have been in touch saying they
had seen this car advertised for sale on the Car and Classic website and that
it looked like an interesting restoration project. One of our members interested
in a restoration project decided to visit the car and look at it. What they found
was interesting - a car that had been in a very lengthy layup and was in a sorry
state. See notes alongside.
Subsequently we hear the car was sold and recently
we have seen it has been advertised for sale again on eBay by a dealer/trader.
It looks as if they have carried out a great deal of cleaning on the car.
The advert is posted in what some might feel is a forthright style. It's
reproduced alongside. It will be interesting to see how the bidding goes over
the next couple of days and then what happens when the successful bidder goes
to collect it. Chin scratchers and time wasting idiots beware!
at 10.30 Saturday 19th Jan
Some 23 bids for this car have taken the bid
price to £6,900 which seems to some surprising. The test will come when
the bidders view the car.
Update at 4.30pm Saturday 19th Jan
has continued reaching £7,900 with 25 bids.
Update at the end
of bidding on Sunday 20th January
The final bid was £8,000 after
More photos below
What does the car look
Below are a few of the photos of the car following what appears
to have been a very great deal of cleaning. The car is on eBay inviting bids.
Bidding closes on Sunday 20th January 2019.
Price Guide update
Last update to the end of October 2018. More
190118 & update 190119 & 190120
Advert on the Car and Classic website
Advert seen in December 2018 said "an opportunity to own this
classic petrol head car. Single owner from 1978, the car was in full
working order before it was parked in dry storage with hard standing so all parts
present. Offers invited around £5,000". Seller location: Warwickshire
was learned from viewing the car?
A report from a fellow member who viewed
the car notes it "was a genuine Factory car - GD2D12345G - for sale
by the second owner who bought it in 1978. It shows 118,000 miles and has been
stored since 1985. The shell IMHO is scrap. We looked at it all over. The inner
and outer sills are paper thin and fingers go through easily. There are holes
in the floor, the top and bottom of both front and rear screens are full of rust.
We couldn't see the engine bay but we were assured everything is there. The interior,
even though covered in mildew, looks original. There were signs of an old
respray with overspray on screen rubbers, engine fans etc. The wheels are poor
and the engine has not been run since 1985.
in all although a genuine car it needs a reshell and goodness knows what else.
We both agreed the value was around £2,500 to £3,500 maximum. But
with a V5 and all original parts you could push it to a maximum of £4,500.
The very pleasant wife of the owner, was very honest and informed us that she
had had a viewer from Manchester that morning who had left a firm £5,000
offer. However a local trader/dealer had telephoned an offer of £6,500 and
was coming to collect the car after our viewing. We feel the photos in the advert
lead you to think it the car is better than it looks.
Since our visit I
have had an email from the vendor
telling me that she finally agreed with the dealer on £6,000 and he has
purchased the car. Over the 5 days the car was advertised she had 10 firm enquiries
from 16 calls".
even though covered in mildew, looks original
on eBay reached a surprising £8,000
Advert subsequently seen on eBay
Advert seen on eBay in January 2019 says "two
previous owners, the last for over 40 years". The seller adds the car
has been in storage for approximately the last 33 years, so will therefore require
restoring, in remarkably solid condition considering it's originality and time
in storage, however it needs a lot of work! So please do not expect to give it
a quick polish and have it on the road by next week! The advert continues
in this style:
1975 MGBGT V8 PROJECT CAR FACTORY GD2D1
1975 MGBGT V8
( GD2D1 )
CITRON YELLOW / BLACK INTERIOR
FIRST REGISTERED BY THE DEALER AUTHER BROOKS OF
CRADELY HEATH (DEMO CAR) THEN WENT TO ANOTHER DEALER JOHNSON AND JOHNSON (BUCKS)
TO BE SUPPLIED/SOLD TO IT'S FIRST PRIVATE OWNER MR. N. HODGES (BUCKS) OWNED BY
HIM FOR APPROX 2.5 YEARS UNTIL IT WAS SOLD TO THE SECOND OWNER ON 10/01/1978 UP
UNTIL THE PRESENT DAY.
FACTORY HANDBOOKS INCLUDING MG "PASSPORT
TO SERVICE" WHICH IS MAIN DEALER FULLY STAMPED UP TO 42,000 MILES
(THIS WAS WITH THE FIRST OWNER) AND SERVICED WITH A LOCAL SPECIALIST WITH THE
SECOND OWNER FROM THERE ON.
THE CAR HAS BEEN KEPT IN STORAGE
FOR THE PAST 33 YEARS WITH THE LAST KEEPER SO NOW REQUIRES WORK WHICH I
HAVE (MAINLY) LISTED BELOW. STRUCTURALLY VERY SOLID,
VERY NICE INTERIOR INC ALL CARPETS AND IN VERY GENUINE AND ORIGINAL ORDER THROUGHOUT.
REQUIRED - PLEASE READ! ...... BOTH REAR/LOWER WING REPAIR PANELS. BOTH
LOWER DOOR SKIN REPAIR PANELS. BOTH REAR OF SILL TO WING REPAIR PANELS. REPAIR
TO O/S BUTTRESS WHERE IT MEETS THE WING. THE TOP OF THE TAILGATE HAS RUSTED BUT
WILL REPAIR, I HAVE A RUST FREE ONE THAT I'LL THROW IN.
THE PAINTWORK NEEDS STRIPPING BACK AS IT'S MICRO BLISTERED THROUGHOUT.
FLOORS, BOOT FLOOR, CASTLE SECTIONS, CHASSIS RAILS, FRONT WINGS, A-B POSTS, FRONT-REAR
PANELS, ROOF ARE ALL IN VERY GOOD SHAPE (SEE PICTURES)
AND WILL ALL GO AGAIN, THIS IS A VERY SOLID CAR WITH ONLY SOME OF THE USUAL OUTER
BODY RUST, A GOOD PANEL MAN WOULD HAVE THE METALWORK SORTED WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO
I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO START THE ENGINE,
IT WILL NEED A NEW BATTERY TO START WITH AND AT LEAST AN ENGINE SERVICE BEFORE
STARTING IS ATTEMPTED AFTER STANDING FOR SO LONG.
THE BRAKES ARE FREE AND
THE CAR IS ROLLING AND STEERING OK.
ORIGINAL SPARE WHEEL COMPLETE WITH
FORWARD EASY ENOUGH PROJECT OF A GENUINE FACTORY V8
MODEL BENIFITTING FROM ONLY HAVING HAD 2 OWNERS WITH
MAIN DEALER HISTORY, RARE COLOUR, ORIGINAL UNSPOILT
CONDITION AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST NO SUNROOF HAS EVER BEEN
FITTED, WHICH MOST HAVE!
PLEASE BE AWARE
IT NEEDS MORE THAN A QUICK FETTLE AND POLISH UP! ..... IT
OK THEN, A RARE PROJECT!
.... ONE OF THE 800 RUBBER BUMPER PRODUCED, COMPARED
TO THE 2000 CHROME MODELS, SO THE RUBBERS ARE RARE!
.. IT IS WIDELY KNOWN THAT PRICES ARE CONTINUING TO SORE
LIKE NO OTHER CLASSIC AND ARE VERY MUCH UNDERVALUED AT PRESENT! ..... WILL
MAKE A SUPERB USABLE BLUE CHIP INVESTMENT ONCE RESTORED.
OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED. VIEWING IS BOTH WELCOME AND RECOMMENDED
.... NO MORE CHIN SCRATCHERS! I HAVE ALREADY WASTED TIME AND MONEY CANCELLING
ONE AUCTION DUE TO AN IDIOT!
NO RESERVE, HIGHEST
BIDDER TAKES IT!
A NONE REFUNDABLE £500.00
DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED ON AUCTION END BY THE WINNING BIDDER TOGETHER WITH IMMEDIATE
number provided. Advertiser location: Sutton Coldfield. Bidding ends on 20th January