Nearly a pre-production MGBGTV8

Reading the April 2020 issue of Safety Fast!, Martin Robinson saw the photo of the Damask MGBGTV8 with Blenheim Palace behind and a quick glance at the VIN number he thought it was his car! In his article Martin explains what he found.

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Damask 0103

Damask 1103
Nearly a pre-production MGBGTV8
Reading the April 2020 issue of Safety Fast! Martin Robinson nearly choked on his glass of vin rouge as he thought he had read that his MGBGTV8 was the first pre-production car: A photo of a V8 in Damask Red with Blenheim Palace behind mentioned the car was GD2D1 103G which went through Paint Finishing on 10th January 1973 and has a note on the Factory production control records that it was produced as a "RHD Pre-Production UK Photographic Demonstrator". Martin read it as"1103G". The car is believed to be in Canada now. Martin's response was "although we are up North in Northumberland it isn't quite Canada! However, on checking our chassis plate and the build sheet I realise that ours is GD2D1 1103G and that the article was about GD2D1 103G - I should have known better! Obviously relieved! But it was also a good opportunity to dig out the history of our V8!"
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