with a connection to Concorde
This MGBGTV8 has been very well cared for over the years by a number
of owners one of whom had a body colour change when the car was restored
by Heritage Classics of Teessside. Today it continues to look a very
attractive and well maintained car with a few subtle upgrades like
electronic ignition. You can see an interview with the current owner
via the video
1152) in 2013 when owned by David Catterick. He sold it
through an advert on the V8 website.
1152) in 2022 at Brooklands, now owned and enjoyed by Paul
history of this good looking MGBGTV8
April 2022 - Paul Newman, current owner of MGBGTV8 (Damask
1152), appears on a video recorded by the SE Centre of the Club
at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey. His enthusiasm for the car
is clear as he is interviewed parked alongside Concorde on display
there. See the video
October 2015 - MGBGTV8 (Damask 1152) was registered by a member
in Surrey. It was later sold - we believe to Paul Newman
June 2013 - MGBGTV8 (Damask 1152) was registered with the
V8 Database by a member in North Yorkshire. The new owner
then had the car restored by Heritage Classics of Teessside
involving a change of body colour to Damask. It
was later sold in 2015.
May 2013 - MGBGTV8 (Bracken 1152) was advertised for sale
on the V8 website by David Catterick - and sold within 2
The description of the car in the advert posted in May 2013
1974 Factory Chrome Bumper MGBGTV8
(Bracken 1152) was bought
through the V8 Register in August 2010. With 91,000 miles.
MOTs back to 1991 (at 64,000 miles) and five previous owners
including an interesting first owner. Autumn leaf interior,
front seats in leather, Dunlop wheels, Webasto roof and Moto-Lita
steering wheel. Bought as a family car when my MGA was no longer
practical, but my children have now outgrown the bench seat!
A lot of professional work undertaken over the last 3 years
to make this a stunning ready- to-use car. Work included: bodywork
sorted in 2011 with new panels as necessary and magnificent
bare metal respray in original Bracken. Fully waxoyled and
sealed. Chrome replaced as necessary. Electronic ignition, 12v
conversion (Bosch battery), new rear springs with upgraded rear
shocks, Continental ContiEcoContact 3 tyres approximately 1,000
miles ago and alarmed.
This car has had the minimum modifications from the original
specification, has stunning looks, drives and handles superbly
and is a reluctant sale. Work was carried out by Willow Triumph
July 2010 - MGBGTV8 (Bracken 1152) was registered with
the V8 Database by a member in Durham.
June 2010 - MGBGTV8 (Bracken 1152) was registered with
the V8 Database by a member in Worcestershire.
A subsequent registration of MGBGTV8 (Bracken 1152) was
made by a member (probably in the 1990s) in Dorset. There are
no earlier registrations of this car on the V8 Database.
Original owner was Peter Baker, a Concorde test pilot.
This is mentioned by Paul Newman in the video - that explains
why he is parked up for the interview under the nose of the
Concorde at Brooklands.
January 1974 - MGBGTV8
went through "Paint Finishing" at the MG Plant on
4th January and was despatched from the Plant on to Lex Motors
(Gloucester) Limited on 9th January.