seen on the forecourt at Former Glory in 1993
Nigel Guild began trading as Former Glory in 1986 and opened his first
showroom in January 1989. This was situated on the busy A40 Western
Avenue in Acton, London and within 3 years the sales stock had multiplied,
together with a busy workshop.
A move to a new site was necessitated in 1997 due to road widening
plans . This was based two miles away on the A40 in Perivale, where
the sales and workshop continued.
After 18 successful years at this site, Nigel decided to escape to
the country in 2015 and opened his new premises in Postcombe, once
again on the A40 Road, near Thame - east of Abingdon.
Former Glory are one of the leading MGV8 specialist traders.
MGV8s for sale
Part of our "Looking
back - this framed photo shows the MGs on display outside
Former Glory's first trading premises on the A40 Western
Avenue in Acton west London in 1989 before they moved in 1996
to another location two miles away on the A40 in Perivale. In
2015 Nigel Guild decided to escape to the country to their present
location at Postcombe near Thame, conveniently just off
the M40 south of Oxford.
The MGBGTV8 in Nigel's photo above of MGs on the forecourt at
the original site is Midnight Blue 1706, originaly Citron. Nigel
says "it was painted by us in Indigo Blue, similar to Midnight
Blue, and the photo is around 1993".
This MGBGTV8 went through paint finishing at the MG Plant on
17th May 1974 and was despatched to Sheffield Motor Company
the same day. The original owner is not known as the car was
first registered with the V8 Database in the 1990s by a member
in Buckinghamshire by which time the body colour had changed
from Citron to Indigo Blue. It's likely the photo above
is just before that member acquired the car. It was later registered
by a member in Surrey in August 2011 with a body colour described
as Midnight Blue.