Rare pre-development MGBGTV8 for auction
Our Pricewatch spotter, Keith Belcher, has seen this rare MGBGTV8 has been offered for sale through an online auction site called "The Market".

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Keith Belcher reports the auction website says "Auction Closed - current bid £25,000" and "SOLD". This is considerably lower than the estimate of £35,000 but close to our guide for an "Exceptional" chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in our updated Price Guide released in May 2017. 171023
Auction of a pre-development MGBGTV8 in Glacier White
After being used extensively for pre-production development and testing (including a high-speed run through France during which it hit 138mph) it was kept at the factory and used for back-to-back testing against the first of the rubber-bumpered MGBs at places like MIRA. It was eventually released for sale to the general public and was bought by Norman Ward, the son of Robert Ward, MG Cars’ plant director at the time in April 1976 for £875. He kept it for the next 32 years.
The car was then sold to its second owner, Clive Wagerfield, who researched and documented the car’s history for the first time. The original numberplate (VRN) was recovered from DVLA with the support of a detailed V765 report from the V8 Register. The car was auctioned in July 2014 with a guide price of £10,000 to £14,000 and purchased by the present owner who is selling now. More & More
Auction listing estimate £35,000 - pre-development MGBGTV8 in Glacier White
A rare pre-development car with only 83,000 miles which has been well maintained with careful and sympathetic refurbishment whilst retaining the patina. The front overriders were removed by the engineering team at some point in the car’s development at the MG Plant to allow the fitment of auxiliary driving lights. No ‘V8’ badge was ever fitted, presumably to enable stealth testing to take place under cover of relative anonymity. The auction ends on 4th October 2017. Registered with the V8 Register by all three owners. 170915