Restoration update

Mike Authers says "I've been working all week on the V8 and it's now running and the brakes are all changed with just a few hoses to finish off. A lot of work was needed to bring the original Dunlop composite wheels back to a decent standard!"

Photos: Mike Authers


Posted: 200914

Mike Authers has been making good progress with restoring a rare MGBGTV8 built by Cliff Humphries using a bodyshell that had been sitting outside the MG Plant for two years before Cliff managed to buy it for the princely sum of £100. You can see it has the US indicator repeaters on the sides of both front and rear wings. Mike bought the car from Cliff and has been carrying out a restoration and says "I've been working all week on the V8 and it's now running and the brakes are all changed with just a few hoses to finish off. A lot of work was needed to bring the original Dunlop composite wheels back to a decent standard!"
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Would I sell an MGBGTV8 that came out of the MG Factory that was built by Cliff Humphries for himself? Mike Authers says these were the words my friend and workshop advisor Geoff Clark mentioned during a tea break. Geoff had a few photos of the car from a previous visit to Cliff's home near Wantage that showed it had US style running lights on the wings which isn't to everyone's taste over here. I could see the V8 engine minus the air filters which were in the boot. Yes I was interested as I do like unusual spec cars and am always happy to advertise cars on my website for customers.

Cliff kept this V8 for himself and used it sparingly so it's only covered 24,000 miles. But with Cliff's failing eyesight it hadn't been driven for over ten years. Mike had a chat with Cliff for an hour or so and . . . see the full article.
Would I sell this V8?

Photo: Mike Authers (left) with Cliff Humphries.

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Posted: 200813