Well, I never knew that!

Keith Belcher has a series of items from the past as part of his "Well, I never knew that" series which capture the times and the interest people have had in an MGB.

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Keith Belcher is our Pricewatch volunteer monitoring cars seen for sale and listed for auction and from that gathering the essential data we need to maintain our 6 monthly MGV8 market reviews and price guides. Price guides

Posted: 200807



"Well, I never knew that!"
This superb MGBGT from the 1965 brochure shows a large backlit bull sign in the background. If you didn't know, it was taken in the new Bull Ring shopping centre in Birmingham. The artist Trewin Copplestone was behind the set of four, two metre high, fibreglass bulls fixed to the sides of the buildings. Each sculpture was cast in one piece from a polystyrene mould onto a metal frame and weighed nine tonnes. I would hate to think what they cost. The Bull Ring has been rebuilt and each of the bulls had been taken down and put into storage, but have since disappeared.
How do you loose four, two metre, nine tonne bulls? Can you imagine the scene in a seedy Birmingham pub with a Del Trotter type saying "Hey mate, wanna buy a big bull sign cheap? Would look great on the side of yer house!"