for MGV8 conversions|
our MGV8 Price Guide. More
review & price guide update
See our other information in our PriceWatch
a car with a VES search
on the GOV.UK website. More
a car's MOT history on the GOV.UK website.
- our reports of MGBGTV8 adverts show the offer price, rarely do we hear of the
price at which a sale is agreed.
a valuation for an agreed value policy. More
can the V8 badging reveal?
The current badging on a V8 can give useful
clues as to whether a car has been restored at some stage. More
do you price an exceptional car?
In his updated price review
earlier in 2015, Adam Fiander observed "the question of buying a modified,
restored or mostly original car is a personal and subjective matter. Certainly
rubber bumper MGBGTV8s converted to chrome spec are not worth the equivalent value
of a Factory built original chrome bumper car on a like-for like condition basis.
Whether the addition of leather seats and walnut dashboards and other non-original
cosmetic modifications enhance, or even maintain value, is questionable
and can only be answered on a case by case basis.
Cars of the very
highest values sold at auction, through dealers or as private sales, are nearly
always those examples that have originality at their core. These exceptional examples
normally have a very low recorded mileage, a fully documented history and a low
number of previous owners.
Cars that have been fully restored need
to have been done so to a high standard of fit and finish to ensure top value.
Often the eye watering cost of a full restoration at todays labour and parts
rates is a personal choice undertaken by very passionate owners, who may struggle
to recoup their considerable investment when they come to sell. For buyers appearing
at the right time and right place, often a very well sorted car with fresh metal,
fresh paint, new engine and refurbished interior can be be exceptionally good
value for money. Smallish upgrades such as electronic ignition and similar modifications
are not going to affect values much either way."
- V8 Roadster conversion in red - trade sale|
says "969 MGB Roadster fitted with the Buick based 3500 V8. Built with coil-over
front suspension, positively located and stiffened rear suspension, limited slip
diff. and an SD1 5 speed gearbox . Paint, chrome and interior all new - stripped
to the bare shell and rebuilt with Heritage panels where necessary. Fully protected
underneath and painted over with top coat colour". Priced at £27,000
on the trader's website. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160526
have launched a PriceWatch webpage following adverts and auctions with MGB V8